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OER for ECU Foundation Courses: Home

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)?

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." (UNESCO)
"Open educational resources are course materials that are shared with an open license so that faculty can do the 5 R’s: revise, remix, reuse, redistribute, and retain. You can download the material, tailor it to your course, save a copy locally, and share it back out with attribution. Students can access the material for free online or in print at low cost." (OpenOregon)

Why Use OERs?


Welcome! This LibGuide showcases open educational resources for Foundation-credit courses at ECU.  Each tab will take you to a different General Education credit. Within each tab are open resources suggested for different disciplines. For further resources, please navigate to the Help tab.

Joyner Library Affordable Textbook Programs

Alternative Textbook Program

Information about the Alternative Textbook program, eligibility, and deadlines can be found here.

Course-adopted E-Textbook Program

Current textbooks that are available in the library as unlimited user e-books can be searched here.

Flyer for Joyner Library Alternative Textbook Program

An informational flyer on the Alternative Textbook Program and the Course-Adopted Textbook Program as of Spring 2019. Please feel free to share with your departments.