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Shopping for Open Education Resources: An Introduction and Exploration: Finding OER

This guide includes a short introduction to Open Educational Resources and where to find them.

 

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MERLOT

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. MERLOT allows you to search, browse by discipline, and read reviews.

OER Commons

A portal for free, openly-licensed educational content for teachers. Read reviews of material by other instructors to help you determine quality before you use. 

Open Textbook Library

Search or browse open textbooks. Read reviews of textbooks by other instructors to help you determine quality before you use. 

Open Course Library

The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of our materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. OCL courses and materials have undergone testing for accessibility and have been designed using the industry-standard Quality Matters (QM) rubric for assessing the quality of online courses.

College Open Textbooks

Over 600 open and affordable textbooks, with an emphasis on peer-reviewed titles.

Open SUNY Textbooks

Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) is the open textbook publishing program from which SUNY OER Services evolved. OST offers peer-reviewed open texts that can be immediately adopted and easily customized via the SUNY OER Services editing platform.

Suggestions?!

Have you already adopted OER in your classes? Found a resource you'd like to share? Let us know!

Email the library ask@marybaldwin.edu with your suggestions and happy adoptions.

OER Repositories

Open Courses

Open Journals

Open Textbooks

Books and Literature