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Open Educational Resources: Finding OER

Designed to introduce OER initiatives, explain Creative Commons licensing and OER, and to help you get started searching for OERs for teaching and learning.

OER Websites & Search Tips

Instructors can find OER in a variety of resources. Most OER organizations or collaborations have a database or central list of resources that faculty have added. Some databases also feature annotations or faculty feedback. Additionally, many disciplines have their own OER websites. The list below is not comprehensive but can instead be used as a starting point for faculty doing interdisciplinary work or work in any discipline. Remember that not all of the learning materials in these repositories and sources are OER for modifying but most of the content is freely available under Fair Use and/or with attribution.

Open Courses

Open Textbooks

OER Metafinders

Metafinders search across open content repositories and provides search results in one place.  This is to help overcome the challenge of finding OERs that are widely distributed across the web.

Other Open Course Tools