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OER Metafinder Search Engine
In conjunction with Deep Web Technologies, George Mason University Libraries has developed an OER Metafinder search engine that simultaneously queries more than a dozen sources of educational materials (including AMSER, BC Campus, College Open Textbooks, Merlot, OER Commons, OpenStax, and Project Gutenberg) and returns the top 250 or so hits from each site–in seconds!
Free OER Repositories, Search Engines & Courses
Open Washington - Find OER
Designed to help educators understand the OER movement and find OER. The site include links to finding content, images and videos as well as testimonials from faculty who have adopted OER.
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement. With a single point of access from which they can search, browse, and evaluate resources, including textbooks, lessons, videos, and more, in OER Commons’ growing collection.
The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development. The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.
AMSER (Applied Math & Science Education Repository)
A portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use
View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.
The Open Education Consortium in collaboration with MERLOT offers a search engine on OER. General search yields results from the integrated database of the Open Education Consortium and MERLOT.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. MERLOT does not house content, but is a collection of links to other content. One of the biggest OER repositories, but a bit unwieldy and difficult to search. Use limiting options on the left side of results page.
Cool4Ed - Course Showcase
The California Open Education Resources Council, a collaboration among UC, CSU and CCC faculty, is facilitating the peer review of open textbooks which are showcased in the California Open Source Digital Library (COOL4Ed). The COOL4Ed Course Showcase will eventually reflect approximately 50 courses and a number of peer reviewed open textbooks for each course.
Collection of online courses and video lectures from 25 universities including MIT, Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley and Princeton.
Textbooks for Tertiary Institutions, Open Textbooks for Hong Kong
Annotated list and links for college-level open textbooks. Categories include Arts and Humanities, Business, Science and Engineering, Information Technology, Social Science, and Education
Coerll - Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning
The Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) is one of 16 National Foreign Language Resource Centers (LRC's) funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The overall mission of these federally-funded centers is to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages by producing resources (materials and best practices) that can be profitably employed in a variety of settings.
UCI Open Courses
Open collections and courses from University of California, Irvine. "UCI Open is an open education project supporting the needs of learners and educators everywhere: on our campus, within California, throughout the United States, and the entire world. "
Lumen Learning Open Courses
High-quality open courses in different subject areas and degree programs.
1. Go to the Open Textbook library by clicking on the link below.
2. Click the subject you're interested in on the left menu.
3. Scroll through the titles listed there. Some have reviews and some do not. Reviews are extremely thorough.
4. Reviewers list their name, title, and institution.
1. Go to the BC Campus: Find Open Texbooks reviews by clicking on the first link below.
2. Click on the subject you're interested in on the right to get a list of titles.
3. Select a title and scroll down to see a review, if available. Note that not all textbooks have reviews.
4. OR, click on the second link below to see a list of ALL of the reviewed Open Textbooks, which are listed alphabetically by title.
1. Go to the Cool4Ed reviews by clicking on the link below.
2. Click on the name of the reviewer to the right of the title. Reviewer's affiliation is also listed.
3. Reviewers evaluate the books on subject matter, instruction design, editorial aspects, and usability.
1. Go to the College Open Textbooks listings, the reviews page by clicking on the link below.
2. Click on the discipline you're interest in.
3. Scroll down to view the titles with their reviews. Reviewers include their names and titles.
Low-Cost OER Repositories
Candela Courses by Lumen Learning
Candela courses provide an extremely low cost e-book alternative to expensive commercial textbooks in high enrollment college courses. More than just an open textbook, Candela offers “value-added” OER. Candela courses carry a low-cost support fee of $10 per student enrolled in course sections using Candela materials.
Boundless - Lumen Learning Courses
This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations. Except where otherwise noted, all material in Boundless courses are licensed under a CC BY-SA license.