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Open Educational Resources (OER) at NECC

A guide for faculty and students about Open Education Resources (OER).

Contact Information

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Sue Tashjian, M.Ed.

Coordinator of Instructional Technology

The Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (CIT)

Co-Chair MA DHE OER Advisory Council 

Co-President Community College Consortium for Educational Resources


Northern Essex Community College

Phone: 978-556-3686 or 978-655-5819, Email:

OE Global


Tools for Implementing Open Pedagogy

What is OER?

What is OER?               

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. 

OER may include complete courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge. 

OER Courses & Remixing

TED Talk: Open source learning

"In 2006, open-learning visionary Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions (now called OpenStax), an open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world."

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