Open Education Resources

Open education resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research resources that are designed by CLC faculty, copyright-free or have been released under a copyright license that permits others to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute. Courses designated as OER will be available to students in an online format at no additional cost to the student beyond regular tuition and fees, or may have low cost (under $25) print materials available optionally at the CLC Bookstore.

The goal of the OER initiative is to radically decrease student costs by offering low-cost or no-cost options for course materials. This initiative was made possible by funding and support provided by the College of Lake County Foundation. All courses with textbook costs of $25 or less (including but not limited to OER), or that provide no/low cost alternatives to textbooks under $25, can be easily identified by the gold star or notation in MyStudentCenter.