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Open Education Resources (OER): Finding OERs

Information about and links to Open Education Resources

Finding Open Content

Finding OER

Open Textbooks have been released with an open license (usually a Creative Commons license) which allows them to be reused, remixed, and redistributes in courses for free.

Open Educational Resource Repositories contain more than just open textbooks. They also have other digital learning materials, covering all educational disciplines,  such as:

  • full courses
  • modules
  • syllabi
  • lectures
  • homework assignments
  • quizzes
  • lab activities
  • games
  • simulations

Open CourseWare These are collections of materials submitted by faculty members at universities that are part of the OCW movement.

Finding Open Images:  Some search sites and techniques to help you find openly licensed images.

In addition, Trible Library electronic resources can usually be linked to in your Scholar course shell to provide access to licensed material.  Also, Librarians are experts in finding and evaluating resources. This includes Open Educational Resources (OER). Contact a reference librarian for more information.

Searching for OER

Lane Community College has a nice guide, written by Jen Kaludinyi who is a reference and instruction librarian on how to search for OER.  These two videos are featured in that guide.

Using Goole to Search for OER


Searching Within Repositories


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