This Open Educational Resources (OER) blog is maintained by the San Bernardino Valley College OER Committee. Its purpose is to inform the SBVC community about OER related topics.

SBVC is a recipient of OER grant funding per AB 798 (Bonilla, 2015) legislation. AB 798 incentivizes CSU and CCC campuses to adopt open educational resources to save students money on college textbooks.

Open educational resources (OER) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.

Open educational resources are high-quality teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license, such as a Creative Commons license, that permits their free use and repurposing by others, and may include other resources that are legally available and free of cost to students. Open educational resources include, but are not limited to, full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, faculty-created content, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

If you would like to post an item on this blog, please contact:

SBVC Textbook Affordability Campus Coordinator

R. Pires