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Faculty/staff guide to Open Educational Resources (OER): Home

This guide is designed to help TCC faculty and staff find, create, evaluate, and incorporate open educational resources for instructional and training purposes.

What's in this guide?

OER for teaching, learning, and research graphicWhat's the purpose of this OER guide?

The purpose of this Faculty/Staff Guide to OER is to help TCC faculty and staff:

  • understand major OER-related concepts
  • find, evaluate, attribute, and integrate open educational resources for instruction 
  • know who to contact for OER support; and
  • learn about TCC's open culture and infrastructure

Use this OER guide to:


Explore the tabs in the top navigation menu above and browse for the information and resources you're looking for.


Please note that most pages in this guide start with basic concept definitions (e.g. the "Open pedagogy" page opens with a definition of the concept), followed by resources and examples.


Whenever possible, TCC-specific examples, resources, and stories are integrated throughout the guide.

Your OER librarian:

Below is a short video introduction to who I am, what I can do as your OER librarian, and how to contact me.

Image source: Adapted from "OER is sharing" graphic by Giulia Forsythe is licensed under CC0 (public domain)

OER Librarian

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Jennifer Snoek-Brown
Email: (the fastest way to contact me)
Office: Bldg 7, Library (please wear a face mask)
Phone: 253.460.3936 (forwards to my email)
Book an appointment Click the "book now" button above to book a personal appointment with me via Zoom.


Except where otherwise noted, the content in this guide by Tacoma Community College Library is licensed under CC BY SA 4.0. Please see sub-pages for any additional attributions.

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