Open Educational Resources

  • PPT presentation 1: Cerritos College Implements Innovative Open Text Solution
  • PPT presentation 2: Can it work?
  • PPT presentation 3: What are open-source textbooks?
  • PPT presentation 4: 4 R's of Openness
  • PPT presentation 5: Who uses open-source textbooks?
  • PPT presentation 6: What do open-source books cost?
  • PPT presentation 7: What do legislators say?
  • PPT presentation 8: Biggest complaint from students? too much reading?
  • PPT presentation 9: Biggest complaint? textbooks are too expensive.
  • PPT presentation 10: What do our industry partners say?
  • PPT presentation 11: What do Cerritos students say?
  • PPT presentation 12: 08-09 online vs traditional retention rates
  • PPT presentation 13: 09-10 online vs traditional retention rates
  • PPT presentation 14: Open source pilot program results
  • PPT presentation 15: Test Pilot program
  • PPT presentation 16: Can it work? We think it does!

Cerritos College for Open Educational Resources!

What Is OER?



Open Educational Resources are free or low cost materials, textbooks, videos, software, and learning objects that can be used to replace expensive traditional course materials.

OER in the News:




  • Highlights from OER15 Conference-Summaries of presentations by Cable Green, Gabi Witthaus, Chrissi Nerantzi and Josie Fraser. "The overarching theme of the conference was ‘taking OER mainstream’, with the point being that now we have around 15 years of OER, it is time to scale things up and look at how we can better integrate OER." RT @oldaily @cgreen

  • Presentation to Cerritos College Board of Trustees on Open Educational Resources (August 13, 2014)

  • Blog Posting from Dr. David Wiley on building the Open Education infrastructure and why he believes we must build it.

An Open Infrastructure Stack for Education

  • Open Credentials
  • Open Assessments
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Open Competencies

Read David's blog post:  The Open Education Infrastructure, and Why We Must Build It



Last Updated: April 20, 2015 - Cynthia Alexander