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Open Education Resources: An Introduction: OPEN WASHINGTON


Open Washington

SBCTC’s Infrastructure of Support for Faculty Use of OER

Open Washington is an open educational resources (OER) network dedicated to providing accessible pathways for faculty to learn, find, use and apply OER in any instructional setting. It provides step-by-step instruction in self-paced modules to help faculty integrate open educational resources into their teaching practice. The site also offers a categorized search guide for all types of OER and includes video testimonials from faculty sharing their experiences using OER.


Open Washington

"How to use Open Education Resources

a self-paced workshop 

A FREE online web course includes:

The purpose of this course is to provide information and experience in using open educational resources (OER) in faculty’s teaching practice.

This is a 2-week online, asynchronous course and the participants are expected to spend 10 hours. It is fully facilitated and will produce an official certificate to the participants upon successful completion.

OER and Public Policy Workshop

OER and Public Policy Workshop

SBCTC has developed a series of multimedia presentations on Open Education Policy strategies and implementations.

Specifically, the series discusses OER and public policy, sustaining a large-scale open project, the system perspective, impact of open policy, and government role and funding.

Contact Information

Boyoung Chae, Policy Associate of Open Education

Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Open Licensing Policy

All digital content created or funded by SBCTC, or produced by grant funds managed by SBCTC, is released under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY).

This allows the system’s colleges to realize the educational value of the substantial investments made by state and federal governments and foundations in digital software, educational resources, and knowledge.

   SBCTC's Infrastructure of Support for Faculty Use of OER is licensed under CC-BY 4.0


Open Attribution Builder    Cite your sources!  

The primary function of this application is to help users quickly cite open material they find; as they fill out the form, the attribution is automatically generated for them.

OpenWa Listserv

A mailing list for WA CTC faculty and staff to discuss and share information regarding OER.  To subscribe, visit

Open Washington Hub

All Content CC-BY.