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Open Educational Resources

Learn more about OER and how to find, create, modify, and use it.

OER for Students

Why should students care about Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

  1. OERs can be helpful resources for students to supplement classroom instruction and required texts.
  2. They can also be great ways to work on some self-guided learning on topics outside of (or beyond) CSM courses.
  3. Students can be great advocates! They can learn more about OERs in their discipline and suggest or encourage faculty to adopt OERs in place of expensive textbooks.

Open Online Courses

There are many FREE online courses - often created by top universities - that are available through a variety of services, platforms, and websites. Check out these resources to find courses in everything from storytelling, to everyday economics, to data science, to astrophysics!

Student Advocacy