OER Resources & Copyright

OER Resources

  • “The mission of the ASCCC Open Educational Resources Initiative (OERI) is to reduce the cost of educational resources for students by expanding the availability and adoption of high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER). OERI facilitates and coordinates the curation and development of OER texts, ancillaries, and support systems.”: Open Educational Resources by Discipline
  • OpenStax
  • Lumen Learning


Copyright and Fair Use

Please note that scanning copyrighted work or directing students to file-sharing sites violates AP 3750, may violate federal copyright laws, and does not constitute academic “fair-use.”  Instead, faculty should consult with their ZTC coaches or review the extensive list of OERs provided by ASCCC.

Further, any use of materials must be done so in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 104-197) and the federal Copyright Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-553). Source: California Education Code 78052(d)(4) via CaseText


Additional resources

CommonSenseEducators. Creativity, Copyright, and Fair Use, YouTube, 4 Sept. 2020, Accessed 20 Oct. 2022.

 “About Licenses.” Creative Commons, Oct. 2022

What is Copyright?U.S. Copyright Office, Oct. 2022

Butler, Walter and Dave Dillon. "Copyright, Fair Use, and Piracy: Where Does OER Fit In?" Open Educational Resources Initiative: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. Presentation