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OER | Open Educational Resources

Info hub with resources & support for teaching + learning with affordable course content and openly licensed, modifiable materials.

OER Materials

Books & Textbooks

  • B.C. Open Textbook Collection — database funded by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, managed by BCcampus
  • HathiTrust Digital Library — partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world
  • Internet Archive's OER Library — contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China
  • LibreTexts non-commercial open textbook organization initiated at UC Davis; "the world's most popular online textbook platform"
  • MERLOT Collection — provides access to curated free and open online teaching and learning support materials and content creation tools
  • MESA OER Metafinder (MOM) — real-time federated search for OER content
  • Milne Open Textbooks — catalog of open textbooks authored and peer-reviewed by SUNY faculty and staff
  • OER Commons — worldwide learning network of shared teaching and learning materials.
  • Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) — tool that searches open content from ~400,000 records
  • OpenStax  high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks
  • Open Textbook Library — one of the largest repositories of open textbooks, supported by the Open Education Network
  • Saylor Academy Open Textbooks — titles published through Saylor Academy’s Open Textbook Challenge and a collection of titles re-published by Saylor Academy
  • Textbook Revolution -— student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors
  • Wikibooks — Wikimedia's community for creating and sharing educational textbooks
  • Literature in Context — a project from the University of Virginia




Open Courses

  • Coursera — education platform that partners with universities and organizations; some programs are free
  • edX — interactive online classes and MOOCs from universities, including MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, and UTx; some courses are free
  • Khan Academy — interactive exercises, videos, and assessments in math and sciences
  • Open Yale — free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by teachers at Yale
  • MIT OpenCourseWare — web-based publication of MIT course content
  • Open Course Library — high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching; all content is stored in Google Docs