Open Educational Resources (OER) collections

For information on the SUNY Broome OER Grant Program, see OER at SUNY Broome. Here is a list of links to help you find OER. The first section lists a few good places to start:

  • SUNY OER Ready-to-Adopt Courses - digital course materials and related instructional technologies available through SUNY
  • LibreCommons - hosts curated Open Educational Resources from all 14 LibreTexts libraries in one convenient location
  • Lumen Learning: Open Courseware - catalog of open courses developed and maintained by Lumen
  • Lumen Community Courses - catalog of open courses developed by colleges and hosted by Lumen
  • OpenStax College - develops and publishes peer-reviewed open textbooks, mainly for introductory courses
  • OER Commons - database of OER, also a professional network and authoring platform
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Directory - organizes open resources by discipline
  • Open Textbook Library - database of faculty-reviewed open textbooks from the Center for Open Education and the Open Textbook Network
  • MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching, offers peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials
  • Oasis - Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 114 different sources and contains 440,452 records.

These additional resources are listed alphabetically. There is some duplication of content in the various directories.

  1. Adoption Finder: a spreadsheet of Open Textbooks being used in Post-Secondary Courses in British Columbia
  2. American Institute of Mathematics Approved Textbooks - open math textbooks approved by AIM
  3. CC Search - finds media, images, music, and video released under Creative Commons licenses
  4. CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) - hosts and facilitates the creation of a library of over 1,000 interactive legal tutorials
  5. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) - promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources
  6. CORA, the Community of Open Research Assignments - repository of open assignments
  7. Diverse images of people - a collection of sites hosting openly-licensed or royalty-free diverse images of people
  8. B.C. Open Collection - British Columbia Open Textbook Project
  9. FreeBooks4Doctors - open access medical books
  10. FreeTechBooks - Texts and lecture notes for computer science and related topics
  11. Free to Learn Guide/Index of OER Resources - wiki hosted by Creative Commons linking to other OER projects
  12. GCF LearnFree – general basic tech tutorials
  13. InTechOpen - Open access books in Science, Technology and Medicine
  14. LibreTexts - an open textbook organization from UC-Davis
  15. Lumen Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative Catalog - open courses developed for the AtD OER Initiative and hosted by Lumen
  16. Lumen Boundless OER Course Archive - archive of open courses formerly curated by Boundless
  17. Lumen Community Course Catalog - a collection of open courses developed by colleges and hosted by Lumen
  18. Mason OER Metafinder - searches several OER repositories at once
  19. Milne Open Textbooks - a catalog of open textbooks authored and peer-reviewed by SUNY faculty and staff.
  20. MIT Open Courseware - materials from MIT courses at MIT, including video/audio lectures, lecture notes, online textbooks, and interactive simulations
  21. National Academies Press - publishing division of the National Academy of Sciences, offers many titles for free download in the PDF format
  22. Noba Project - collection of flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials
  23. OER by Discipline - lists a broad range of open educational resources organized by disciplines at McMaster University
  24. Open Book Publishers - makes their books available for online reading at no cost, with charges for download or print options.
  25. Open Course Library - a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts
  26. Open Educational Resources in Economics - a handbook for Economics lecturers from the University of Bristol
  27. Open Learning Initiative - online courses from CMU
  28. Open Michigan – University of Michigan portal, contains many syllabi
  29. Open Oregon - lists Oregon community college courses and the OER used for each course
  30. Open Textbooks - Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, keeps a list of open textbooks by subject
  31. Open Textbooks for Engineering - listing of open textbooks by engineering discipline, from the ASEE Engineering Library Division
  32. Open Washington - OER portal from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
  33. PhET - open, interactive simulations for science and mathematics
  34. QUBES - a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to use quantitative approaches to tackle real, complex, biological problems.
  35. Saylor Academy Open Textbooks - 100+ free textbooks
  36. Skills Commons - an online library of OER and program support materials from the  Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program 
  37. SOL*R Shareable Online Learning Resources - includes resources from a variety of disciplines, ranging from textbooks to learning activities and tools
  38. Teaching Commons - open textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more, curated by academic librarians
  39. UTA Open Educational Resources -guide to OER, developed for University of Texas Arlington
  40. Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence -an example of an Open SUNY textbook
  41. Yale Open Courses - mostly lectures, plus syllabi, supplementary readings, and problem sets
  42. 2012 Book Archive - an archive of open textbooks that were deleted by the publisher in 2012


P. Bond
rev. Aug. 12, 2022

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