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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Resources Available through the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI)

CARLI Open Illinois Initiative:  General Information & Projects

The CARLI Open Illinois Initiative is a commitment to facilitate members’ use and support of Open Educational Resources (OER), especially training, advocacy, and coordination of cooperative efforts for the benefit of Illinois higher education students.

This main page features a right navigational bar that provides links to materials that may be helpful to those engaged in or plan to advocate for adoption of OER on their campuses. While this site focuses on Open Educational Resources, we also encourage librarians and instructors to advocate for library services, such as licensed resources or course reserves, to help improve affordability of course materials for students.

CARLI's OER Commons Hub: Open Illinois 

Open Illinois facilitates the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and supports training, advocacy, and coordination of cooperative effort for the benefit of members of Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and other Illinois stakeholders. This centralized repository provides materials helpful to academic and research institutions in developing OER and advocating for adoption of OER on their campuses to reduce students costs.

You can Explore curated OER Collections by subject and find OER developed in Illinois.

Visit this Collection to learn about open educational resources, copyright, and Creative Commons.

Our Getting Started section is the place to learn how to create a profile, create an institutional page or  form a working group, and use Open Author to create OER.

CARLI's OER Mailing List
Anyone at a CARLI Member Institution can join the CARLI OER listserv to learn more about OER, discuss OER and OER initiatives, and to learn more about upcoming professional development opportunities.   

Resources Available through the Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges (NILRC)

Visit the NILRC Open Educational Resources (OER) webpage to learn about current opportunities & events related to OER and read more about the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) Member Benefits included in the LLCC NILRC Membership.   

NILRC is a member of the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER). NILRC member institutions and individuals employed at these institutions can now enjoy the many benefits of membership in CCCOER as we work together to create and share OER!

Visit the NILRC Mailing Lists webpage to read about and sign up for NILRC listservs.  NILRC offers a unique opportunity to discuss learning and teaching at Illinois Community Colleges.  Although this consortium focuses on libraries and distance learning, all members of the LLCC Community are able to sign up and participate.