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Open Education Resources: An Introduction

OER overview, licensing, evaluating, ethics, citating, and more


"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.

Washington 100

Washington 100

A dedicated repository for Open Educational Resources (OER) shared by Washington Community and Technical Colleges (WACTC). It features two primary OER collections: Washington 100 and Project Archives.

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 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.

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

All Content CC-BY.