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What are Open Educational Resources?

According to the Hewlett Foundation, “open educational resources (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.”

Where can I find Open Educational Resources?

You can find many OERs located right in our own CCCS LOR! There are many other fantastic OER libraries available. Here is a curated collection of Open Educational Resource repositories to get you started:

  • 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.
  • OER Commons: OER Commons is a public digital library of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.
  • Open Textbook Library: Supported by the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network, the Open Textbook Library features peer-reviewed higher education textbooks.
  • OpenStax: Maintained as a nonprofit of Rice University, OpenStax provides access to many peer-reviewed open textbooks spanning nearly every discipline.
  • An open library of workforce training materials from California State University, MERLOT, US Dept. of Labor, and the US Dept. of Education.