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On these pages you will find textbook and non-textbook open educational resources.
Discipline-specific pages are not intended to be exhaustive, but to showcase content that may be of interest to faculty considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes.
For more information about Creative Commons including license descriptions, please see the Creative Commons tab.
TWO Strategies for identifying open course material
1) Look for it yourself
2) Ask for help. If you are spending more than 15 minutes looking for something (and are a member of the Virginia Tech community) please email: email@example.com to request assistance. We can save you precious time and effort.
The top two METASEARCH tools for open educational resources are:
Additional resources include:
Subject Index of CCCOER Listserv
A subject index of open educational resources of various formats. Created by Dr Larry Green, Lake Tahoe Community College. For an introduction to this tool, see the blogpost: https://www.cccoer.org/2017/07/28/index-of-oer-shared-via-cccoer-community-email-group/
A subject and source browsable collection of OER content across the web. Development of the site was funded by a grant provided by Baruch College.
Open Textbooks Collections
A collection of hundreds if not thousands of openly licensed textbooks in various formats.
Librarian Tool Box
For those who "love the hunt" for information.
Free (not necessarily openly licensed) Online Courseware
Lectures, syllabi, assessment tools for nearly any discipline under the sun! Link is courtesy of Affordable Learning Systems, California.
Workforce Training Materials (via SkillsCommons)
Skillscommons is a free and open digital library of Workforce Training Materials.
DPLA - Digital Public Library of America
Contains links to a wide range of multimedia objects form libraries, archives and museums around the United States. See copyright/license information in the "rights" field for each item.
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.
2017 Open Textbook List (by discipline)
Claybaugh, Z. & Stone, C. (2017). Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List. Fairfield, CT: Sacred Heart University.
Open Course Library
From Washington State
Teaching Commons includes open-access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, lectures, k-12 materials, and more.