Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain, or (b) openly licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities. The 5Rs are defined as:
Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses are those that are designated free from high costs traditionally associated with commercial textbooks. Faculty designate courses ZTC in the course schedule if they use OER or other free, or low cost options in their courses. Check out the short video below to find out how students can find ZTC courses in the Grossmont class schedule.
For an overview of why OER matters, check out this video from the US Department of Education.
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5R's of OER: https://creativecommons.org/about/program-areas/education-OER/ is licensed under a CC BY 4.0