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Open Educational Resources (OER)


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Use this guide to explore and research Open Educational Resources  

Additional Open Educational Resources and suggestions are welcome. Please contact your campus OER librarian.


Campus OER LIbrarians        TCC Librarians can help you to:

Chesapeake - Missy Comer

Norfolk - Heather Fitzgerald

Portsmouth - Missy Comer

Virginia Beach - Bethany WrightSydney Gordon

  • 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

Pathways Course: Adopting OER in the Classroom

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.

Fall 2021 Session: September 13 - October 24 (Facilitated by Heather Fitzgerald)


Please fill out the registration form linked above. Both your Dean and the librarian facilitating the course will receive a copy of your registration form. The librarian will contact you to confirm your participation prior to the start of the course.

VIVA Open Grants

VIVA Open and Open Grants

VIVA Open provides curated collections of open educational resources in subject areas offered at Virginia colleges.


Virginia's Academic Library Consortium has two grant opportunities available for faculty who want to use open and affordable content in their courses.

  • VIVA Open Adopt Grants are for faculty who wish to integrate existing open or no-cost materials into their courses.  The 2021 round is open and applications will be accepted until October 4th. VIVA Open Adopt Grants
  • VIVA Open Course Grants are for faculty who wish to develop courses using open or no-cost materials.  The next round will be announced late fall 2021.  VIVA Open Course Grants

OER Consultation Service

OER Consultation Service

Are you interested in adopting OER in one of your classes, but need help locating relevant, high quality sources?

Try the Library's OER consultation service! This service allows you to meet with a librarian to receive suggestions for open sources/resources as well as tips for creating effective search strategies in order to retrieve materials specific to course/assignment learning outcomes.

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