Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials for teaching, learning, and researching that are either in the public domain or licensed in a way that makes them free to access, use, and distribute. Associated with the Open Educational Resources are the 5 R's:
Looking at the 5 R's, you may make connections with the different CC licenses and how they can allow a creator to give permissions in advance. Also remember that all the licenses have attribution involved. OER's allow for educational materials to be more flexible with use and sharing, but they still require giving credit where credit is due.
There are many reasons why OER's could benefit Palm Beach State College. Here are a few that particularly connect with your role as a faculty or staff member: