Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available to students, educators, and the general public. They are openly licensed so that others can adopt or reuse this material for their own purposes.
OER can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. In practice this means:
Retain - the right to make, own, and control copies of the content (e.g., download, duplicate, store, and manage)
Reuse - the right to use the content in settings like classes, on websites, in videos, etc.
Revise - the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content
Remix - the right to combine the original or revised content with other material to create something new (e.g. combine two chapters from different books into a new book)
Redistribute - the right to share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others
Find Open Educational Resources
BC Campus Open Textbook Collection Open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.)
LibreTexts Open access textbooks, exercises, simulations, worksheets, and more on all topics.
Lumen Learning Open course materials curated and created for general education courses.
Merlot A curated collection of online learning and support materials, including learning objects and tutorials
OASIS From SUNY Geneseo, Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. Try OER by Subject to find materials for a particular discipline.
OER Commons Discover resources by subject area, material type, and more. The advanced search allows limiting by conditions of use.
Open Textbook Library From the University of Minnesota, find open source textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.
Opendora Open resources created by and used by Minnesota State faculty
OpenStax Peer-reviewed, openly licensed, free textbooks with additional learning resources.
OER Starter Kit Provides instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER.