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Pathways Course: Adopting OER in the Classroom

Pathways: Adopting OER in the Classroom is a 6-week online course developed by TCC faculty member Linda Williams and facilitated by TCC librarians. It covers everything you will need to know in order to get started with OER, and it is also required training for faculty who will be teaching a course for the Z-degree program.

Spring 2020 section (now open for registration):

OER Consultation Service

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Are you intersted in adopting OER in one of your classes, but need help locating relevant, high quality sources? Try the Library's OER consultation service! You will meet with a librarian at your campus to discuss your needs, and the Library's college-wide OER Team will locate and vet Open Educational Resources that support your requested content and criteria.

To request library assistance, please complete the OER Consultation Request form or contact your campus OER librarian.

Open Educational Resources

Use this guide to explore and research Open Educational Resources

Tidewater Community College OER Policy

Additional Open Educational Resources and suggestions are welcome. Please contact me - Ruth Shumate or your campus OER librarian.


Campus Librarians TCC Librarians can help you to:

Chesapeake - Olivia Reinauer 
Norfolk - Virginia Sojdehei
Portsmouth - Mary Anne Glanzer 
Virginia Beach - Bethany Wright

  • Locate an open textbook
  • Locate Creative Commons or public domain images, multimedia, learning objects, assessments, etc.
  • Determine the license or copyright status of a resource you would like to use
  • Properly attribute open educational resources
  • Adopt, adapt (edit), or publish open educational resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Classroom

Web Services Librarian

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Ruth Shumate
(757) 822-5174

OER Team Leader

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Olivia Reinauer
Chesapeake Campus Library