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Open Education Resources (OER)

OER Resources Search Tools

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The Mason University OER Metafinder searches 22 different OER repositories, including BCcampus, MIT OpenCourseWare, OER Commons, OpenStax, HathiTrust and Open Textbook Library.  The search tool works the same as OneSearch: type in a subject or title to find available OER options.

Finding Open Materials

Below is a list of additional resources available that provide open materials: 

  • LibreTexts: ‚ÄčLibreTexts provides access to OER resources and a platform for faculty to curate and compile resources. LibreTexts is based at UC Davis.

  • Open Course Library (OCL)OCL materials were created through Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges grant, but are freely shared to the world with a Creative Commons Attribution-only license (CC-BY).

  • Creative CommonsCreative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of educational materials, provided that proper credit is given to the originators.

  • MERLOT: The MERLOT collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, learning exercises, and Content Builder webpages, together with associated comments, and bookmark collections, all intended to enhance the teaching experience of using a learning material.

  • COOL4Ed (California Open Online Library for Education): "A collection of Course Materials Showcases where faculty, staff, and students can find free and open educational resources aligned with 52 CID courses." In addition to many more resources.

  • 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."

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