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OER: Finding OER

Finding OER Video

OER E-Books to Check Out


ASCCC OERI Resources

The ASCCC OERI website contains a wealth of resources for California Community College OER developers and users. 

Resources Page (includes information about the following ASCCC OERI supported resources):

OER Developers (includes the following tools and information for OER developers):

Webinars & Events (includes information about upcoming ASCCC OER webinars and events, and an extensive archive of recorded webinars)

OER Discovery Sources

OER are basically anything you can utilize in a course that are open-licensed and free to adopt/adapt - from full courses to textbooks, from individual modules to media components.  Unfortunately, there isn't a single tool that harvests everything for us, so below are recommended metafinder resources that you can use to help identify OER materials. 

OER Commons - ISKME Educational Non-Profit

LibreTexts - 1,000+ open, online books across curriculums and valuable OER authoring tools. 

OpenStax - Rice Univ. Educational Technology Non-Profit

OASIS - SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library - Searches 98 discovery sources including those marked with #

BCcampus - British Columbia, Canada 

Open Textbooks Library - Univ. of MN Center for Open Education - Open textbooks, licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit and distribute at no cost.

Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) - George Mason Univ. - Simultaneously searches across 21 discovery sources* as well as public domain sources including Hathi Trust, Internet Archives, Digital Public Libraries of America (DPLA), etc. 

Open Oregon - OERs adopted by Oregon community college and university

California OER Resources

Merlot - CSU OER Program

Cool4Ed Course Showcase - CSU Office of the Chancellor

ZTC Textbooks - College of the Canyons - links to all their OER texts

OER Discovery - Open Courses, Outlines, and Modules

Lumen Learning - Course Search

EdX - Free online courses offered by over 160 universities

Open Course Library - Washington State Community and Technical Colleges

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) - DOAB Foundation (Dutch)

Open Yale Courses - Yale University

MIT Open Courseware (OCW) - Mass. Institute of Technology

Saylor Academy - Primary initiative of the non-profit Constitution Foundation

SkillsCommons - Workforce Development - U.S. Dept of Labor

CoreEcon - Open access platform for economics