Open Education Resources

A to Z: Open Education Resource List

CTL and eUMT have made best effort to provide a list of resources that qualify as OER, that is, resources that users may retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute (the “5R activities“). Most of the textbooks and other resources on this list have Creative Commons (CC) open licenses or GNU-Free Document License, however, prior to any type of use, you MUST carefully study the licensing details and specific terms of use.


A. The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources - CCCOER is a joint effort by the OER Center for California, Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the League for Innovation in the Community College and many other community colleges and university partners to develop and use open educational resources (OER) and especially open textbooks in community college courses. Browse 750+ Open Textbooks, find open textbooks and open courseware through by using the link here:
B. Find 150+ peer and accessibility reviews of open textbooks at College Open Textbooks 
C. OpenStax is a non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of free educational content to improve learning outcomes. Connextions is a repository of educational content, containing over 17,000 openly licensed learning modules.
D. Free Online Course Materials is a California State University MERLOT collection of over 35,000 open course materials.
E. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
F. The Open Course Library, from Washington State University, is a collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – for 81 high-enrollment college courses. 42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality, affordable option that will cost students no more than $30 for textbooks.
G. OER Commons was created as a network for teaching and learning materials, the web site offers engagement with resources in the form of social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing.
H. The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education.
I. WikiEducator is a community project working collaboratively with the Free Culture Movement towards a free version of the education curriculum by 2015. Driven by the learning for development agenda WikiEducator is developing free content for use in schools, polytechnics, universities, vocational education institutions and informal education settings.
J. The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
K. OER guides by subjectThese are Google Docs made by Portland Community College librarians in response to requests for help from instructors.
L. Discipline-Specific OER from Virginia TechOn this pages you will find openly licensed textbooks along with supplemental material, interactive simulations, and other resources.
M. Subject Resources from University of New HampshireA collection of resources divided into humanities, social science, and STEM categories.
N. Discipline-Specific Resources from VC/UHV LibraryOn this page, you will find the largest, most popular repositories of open educational resources separated by subject.
O. BC OpenEdA curated collection of open textbooks, many reviewed by British Columbia faculty.
P. Boundless: Boundless works with experts to compile web-based openly available content into the same general arrangement of textbooks. You can actually search the ISBN for your current textbook and see what content Boundless would use to replace it.
Q. Global Textbook Project: High-level texts hosted or created by the University of Georgia.
R. Aviation Handbooks and Manuals: Open Textbooks on Aviation from the Federal Aviation Administration (US).
S. FreeBooks4Doctors: Free medical textbooks.
T. Bloomsbury Academic: Bloomsbury is a well-respected and long time UK publisher who has released some of their academic titles for open access/open education.
U. Open Scout: UK based database of business skills teaching resources. Includes articles, tutorials, video and much more in a variety of languages.
V. AMSER: Materials in the Applied Math and Science Educational Repository are free for use and adaptation. Most resources are at the high school and community college levels.
W. JorumThe UK's largest repository for OER in a variety of subjects.
Y. PhET Science SimulationsThese interactive tools from the University of Colorado at Boulder are mostly CC licensed.
Z. Open Learning InitiativeComplete courses from Carnegie Mellon University.

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