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Faculty Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER): About this Guide

Our Story and Process


This guide was initially created for the OER Faculty Learning Community (FLC) and other faculty and staff at Highline College; however, we hope that it will be useful to anyone interested in OER. It’s our hope that it will encourage other faculty on our campus and beyond to explore and adopt OER in their courses.


Our process:

Our FLC met three times each quarter. At first, we started by reading more about OER and having conversations about related topics such as OER vs. open access, faculty vs. campus ownership, copyright, print options, etc. Then we moved to show-and-tell type sessions where FLC members shared where they’d been searching, what they found, tips and cautions, etc. Throughout all of this, our two FLC coordinators, who are librarians, started putting resources we found in this Library Guide so we would have everything in one place. We also kept notes on our research, which was used to create the OER Heroes section of this Library Guide.

We wanted to keep the Library Guide simple, so we organized it to include information for those first exploring OER (OER Explained), and then separate pages on finding OER (OER Content) and locating reviews (OER Reviews). The OER Heroes page tells our FLC’s personal stories with OER, and the Lessons Learned page is self-evident.

We will continue to meet as a community of practice after the FLC grant has ended.

Traveling OER Show

Want us to show up at your meeting with the traveling OER show? Contact us at:

Deb Moore - or 206-592-3518
Hara Brook - or 206-592-3248