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Note: OER can be highly useful for students during the current COVID19 situation, considering job losses or other economic hardships students might be experiencing. Please contact Sheri Edwards, FAU Libraries' OER Coordinator, for more information and for assistance, at firstname.lastname@example.org
OER Meta-Search Tools
The Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS). Created and developed by Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo.
Mason OER Metafinder.
Simultaneously search OER repositories. Created and developed by George Mason University.
The following is a selected list of open textbook collections. This list is by no means exhaustive and is frequently updated.
Florida Open Academic Library
A searchable, Florida state database of digital archives and resources held by state universities and colleges.
BC Campus OpenEd
This site includes texts written specifically for the BC OpenTextbook initiative, as well as books from other sources.
The California Open Online Library for Education. Provides free and open online resources.
Illinois Open Educational Resources (IOER). Provides educational- and career-based OER. Also has tools for creating, sharing, and curating.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development resources and services contributed and used by an international education community. The platform offers a very powerful search tool for discovering appropriate resources.
Focuses on curriculum improvement. Browse by grade level, subject area, and material type. The Open Author tool lets instructors combine text, pictures, sound, files, and video.
Open Education Consortium
A global network of OER institutions. See the "Resources" tab, then "Find OER."
A repository of openly-licensed textbooks from UMass - Amherst. Click the Catalog button for a complete listing.
Open Oregon Educational Resources
A collection of open and free higher educational resources from the state of Oregon.
OpenStax offers 27 college-level textbooks in the areas of math/statistics, science, sociology, psychology, economics, and history. Texts are peer-reviewed texts and written by professional content developers. Books feature supplemental resources for instructors, such as PowerPoint slides and solutions to end-of-chapter problems.
Open Textbook Library
A source of openly licensed textbooks curated by the University of Minnesota's Center for Open Education and supported by the Open Textbook Network. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
A repository that facilitates the discovery, sharing, remixing, and re-use of its large and growing collection OER sources.
The OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement began in the United States with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. This movement is university driven, and is focused on making the educational course materials that have been created by faculty available outside of the institution. The materials available vary by course, professor and even semester posed. Materials can include syllabi, written lectures, assignments, readings, videotaped lectures, and audio lectures.