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Open Educational Resources: Learn More

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.


The following recorded webinars provide a convenient way to learn more about OER topics:

OER Webinar 1

Introduction to Open Educational Resources and South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE)


  • Wendy Moore, Francis Marion University
  • Sarah Spigner, Converse College

This webinar provides information on affordable learning concepts and Open Educational Resources (OER), and it provides an overview of the South Carolina Affordable Learning (SCALE) initiative and statewide faculty outreach programs.

OER Webinar 2

Teaching with Open Pedagogy


  • Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University

  • Anne Grant, Instruction Coordinator/History Reference Librarian, Clemson University

  • Becky Tugman, Public Health Sciences, Clemson University

OER Webinar 3

Searching, Finding & Evaluating OER  

Presenter: Amie Freeman, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of South Carolina

OER Webinar 4

Copyright & Creative Commons for Course Materials

Presenters:  Amie Freeman & Tucky Taylor, University of South Carolina

You are likely aware that open educational resources (OER) are free of cost, but did you know that many are also free of most copyright restrictions? Join us as we discuss the use of both copyrighted and openly licensed course materials. We'll cover copyright, licensing, fair use, Creative Commons, and how it all applies to how you use and create teaching resources.