The Mason OER Metafinder is a real-time, federated search of 21 OER content sites. This metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources. The tool has a broad reach and searches open educational materials that include: American Memory Project, College Open Textbooks, Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust, OASIS, OER Commons, OERs at Internet Archive, and more.
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 115 different sources and contains 440,380 records. OASIS is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library.
OER Commons is a digital public library and collaborative platform launched in 2007 by ISKME (an independent, education nonprofit). It provides comprehensive infrastructure to identify high-quality OER and provides the space for collaboration during the creation or the adaption of open educational resources.
This curated listing of open textbooks from the University of Minnesota is well-organized and includes verified textbook reviews from faculty teaching in the respective disciples. Both are great time-savers for time-pressed faculty with interest in investigating open textbook options in their discipline.
OpenStax is a nonprofit educational technology initiative based at Rice University. Since 2012, OpenStax has created peer-reviewed, openly-licensed textbooks, which are available in free digital formats and for a low cost in print.
These guides were put together by faculty teams at Ohio's 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. The full course guides using OER are available for many of Ohio's high enrollment course. They can be adopted in full or in part to meet the needs of course instructors. The courses have been divided into modules that meet the objectives of the Ohio Department of Higher Education's Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGs) and Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) guidelines.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) was started back in 1997 at Sonoma State University. It is a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together in various ways to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials with a wealth of services and functions that can enhance their instructional experience. MERLOT offers textbooks in addition to make other learning and teaching tools.
Since 2011, Pressbooks has been essential infrastructure for the open education movement and has supported the creation of thousands of open educational resources. This directory can search over 4,000 public books created by Pressbooks and can be directly integrated into your learning management system (LMS).
The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) seeks to encourage the adoption of open source and open access mathematics textbooks. The AIM Editorial Board has developed evaluation criteria to identify the books that are suitable for use in traditional university courses. The Editorial Board maintains a list of Approved Textbooks which have been judged to meet these criteria.
The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, also known as CALI, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does research and development in online legal education. CALI publishes over 1,200 interactive tutorials, free casebooks, and develops software for experiential learning. Over 90% of US law schools are members which provide students with unlimited and free access to these materials.
Welcome to the Chemistry Library. This Living Library is a principal hub of the LibreTexts project, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning. The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.