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Open Educational Resources (OER)

A guide for using Open Educational Resources (OER).

How to use OER

How To Get Started

The first step is finding OER, and that is what this guide is designed to do, so check out

  • the Discovering OER section will help you navigate through some different sources for OER.
  • the Open Textbooks page will link you to repositories of open and free textbooks you can customize and adopt for your courses.
  • the OER Collections section has a list of OER repositories and search engines.
  • the OpenCourseWare area will introduce you to a movement focused on making educational course materials that have been created by faculty available outside of the institution.
  • you can also find sections on openly-licensed images, open access journals, and open data repositories.

What are OER and why does they matter? Learn about Open Educational Resources and why they are important to the future of higher education.