Open Educational Resources (OER)
Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER)
OER are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources and a collaboration platform with knowledge management and educational innovation. It provides textbooks among other material types and is an OER repository.
OERTX - OER Repository by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
OERTX Repository is a public digital library of open educational resources for higher education.
Rice’s OpenStax Free Textbook Initiative
OpenStax is a nonprofit educational technology initiative based at Rice University. It publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print.
Open Textbook Library
The Open Textbook Library provides comprehensive information on open textbooks, by a variety of authors and publishers.
Milne Open Textbooks
Milne Library Publishing at SUNY Geneseo manages and maintains Milne Open Textbooks, a catalog of open textbooks authored and peer-reviewed by SUNY (State University of New York) faculty and staff.
DOAB - Directory of Open Access Books
The Directory of Open Access Books is a joint service of OAPEN, OpenEdition, CNRS, and Aix-Marseille Université with the primary aim to increase discoverability of Open Access books.
Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving 17+ million digitized items. HathiTrust offers reading access to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law, computational access to the entire corpus for scholarly research, and other emerging services based on the combined collection.
CCCOER - Community College Consortium for OER
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources. CCCOER is part of Open Education Global.
EBSCO Open Dissertations
EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. (You can also access this database from NAU’s EBSCO resources)
The Teaching Commons showcases high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities and makes them available to educators and students around the world. The Teaching Commons includes open-access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, lectures, and more.
Khan Academy is an American non-profit educational organization. It offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Sign up is free.
MERLOT - Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners, and researchers.
BC campus OpenEd - Open Education initiative in Canada
BC Campus Open Education is a leading open education initiative in Canada, which is an open community to facilitate and enable the initiative of OER. It provides an extensive collection of open textbooks and educational resources.