Where can I find OER?
Rice University OpenStax – We publish high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. Seriously. We’ve also developed a low-cost, research-based courseware that gives students the tools they need to complete their course the first time around. Check out our current library of textbooks and explore OpenStax Tutor Beta.
Creative Commons – Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. We unlock the full potential of the internet to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity. With a network of staff, board, and affiliates around the world, Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work–on conditions of your choice. We work with the following organizations that are leaders in the content and knowledge sharing movement. Through these platforms, over 1.1 billions works have been shared and counting!
Merlot – The MERLOT system is a program at the California State University that 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 – From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER.
College Open Textbooks – The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.
Open Washington– is an Open Educational Resource (OER) network for Washington State’s community and technical college system. The Open Washington hub came to be out of a demand for a localized repository with rich collaborating, sharing, and evaluation tools. This hub is a dedicated repository for OER shared by our system or created through Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)-sponsored projects.
Lumen Learning – Lumen Learning uses open educational resources (OER) to create well-designed and low-cost course materials that replace expensive textbooks. Because learning is about student success as well as affordability and access, we apply learning science insights and learning data analysis to develop iterative improvements to our course materials and learning tools. Lumen’s OER course materials are engineered to improve subject mastery, course completion and retention.
MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks – 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.
Open Course Library – A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.
Open Education Consortium – The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations. OEC represents its members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally. OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation.
Open Learning Initiative – OLI provides dozens of college-level courses, and a platform that enables research and experimentation with any aspect of the learning experience.
UnboundEd – We provide free, high-quality standards-aligned resources for the classroom, the opportunity for immersive training through our Institute, and the option of support through our website offerings.
Who can help me gather OER in my discipline?
Subject librarians are a great resource for gathering OER. Here is a list of UM librarians who work out of the J.D. Williams Library on the Oxford campus.
|African American Studies||Amy E. Gibson|
|Archives & Special Collections||Jennifer Ford|
|Biological Science||Jason Burton|
|Communication Sciences & Disorders||Melissa Dennis|
|Computer Science||Brian Young|
|Criminal Justice||Amy E. Gibson|
|English & Literature||Alex Watson|
|Gender Studies||Amy E. Gibson|
|General Studies||Melissa Dennis|
|Government Information||Ashley Dees|
|Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management||Melissa Dennis|
|International Studies||Cecelia Parks|
|Legal Studies||Amy E. Gibson|
|Military Science||Amy E. Gibson|
|Modern Languages||Michelle Emanuel|
|Nutrition and Hospitality Management||Melissa Dennis|
|Physics & Astronomy||Jason Burton|
|Political Papers||Leigh McWhite|
|Political Science||Cecelia Parks|
|Public Policy Leadership||Cecelia Parks|
|Social Work||Royce Kurtz|
|Southern Studies||Amy E. Gibson|
|Theatre Arts||Alex Watson|
|Writing & Rhetoric||Melissa Dennis|