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OER & ZTC: Open Educational Resources and Zero Textbook Cost Options

A guide for faculty and students about OER and ZTC at Pasadena City College

Integrating OER Materials

One of the big components of utilizing OER is attribution.  Attribution is very much like citing references -- it is providing credit to the creator of the OER that you are using.  In order to provide correct attribution, you may have to list Creative Commons information, as well as the creator's information.  Throughout this LibGuide, you can find many examples of attribution.


Attribution Tool : Just like a citation generator, this tool from Open Washington helps you format attributions for any OER you utilize (Open Attribution Builder is licensed under CC BY 4.0. Managed by WA SBCTC) . 

Creative Commons: On this page, you will find out how to provide correct attributions when utilizing resources licensed through Creative Commons.

Adopting OER Materials

As outlined in the Faculty Handbook,"it is the right and responsibility of faculty to ... select their own textbooks that cover the content specified on faculty-generated, official course outlines and, where appropriate, agree as a faculty within a discipline to use a common text in a certain course for program consistency" (pg. 70).