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Environmental Public Health / Health Inspector: OER

Open Educational Resources & Public Domain Resources

Here you will find resources that are either OERs with a Creative Commons (CC) license or media that is currently in the Public Domain (usually the copyright has expired). When using these resources, check the licenses or verify that the information is in the public domain.  

"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." ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Image: "Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • BCIT Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.
  • Self-Publishing Guide from BCcampus - Information on planning, writing, publishing, and maintaining OER. Copyright and licensing information. Checklists and templates available.

OER Repositories

Courses and Related Materials

Primary Sources / Data Sets

Adapted from Rowan College