Open Educational Resources

Information about Open Educational Resources

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (MOST) Initiative at the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation. Apply for a mini-grant to adopt or adapt OER.

The Hewlett Foundations’ OER Page. They offer lots of information and grant opportunities.

University of Pittsburgh’s OER Big List of Resources

Open Educational Resources

Creative Commons Organization Curated Collection of Open Education Resources

Open Courseware at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s catalog of fully open textbooks

MERLOT – an online repository of materials donated by a large consortium of colleges and universities

University of Minnesota‘s library of open online textbooks

Openstax – a collection of open online textbooks

Lumen Learning – a curated collection of OER with editing software

OER Commons – a library of public, open resources

Psychology 101 textbook written and generously licensed openly by Dr. Scott Roberts at the University of Maryland.

#GoOpenMichigan – Michigan State’s comprehensive repository of open-source materials.

Open Learn – A free open university based in the United Kingdom

Open Yale – Free and open access to selected introductory-level courses taught at Yale University.

Humboldt State OER – The OER library used by Humboldt State University in Northern California.

Open College Textbooks – a 501(C)(3) established in 2008 and dedicated to producing peer-reviewed, open textbooks.

Johns Hopkins Open Courseware – Open health courses and materials from JHU.

Open SUNY – State Universities of New York’s library of open source texts.

UMass Boston – Open courseware available from the University of Massachusetts.

Open Culture – open sources textbooks, movies, language software, and other media.

Bozeman Science – lots of video content for biology, earth science, physics, and more.

Please remember to use OER legally. Consult the Creative Commons website for more information on licensing.

Look for the CC symbol at the bottom of any resource. License your work so that others can use it too.

If you find a great resource for Open Source material, email the link to with a note on what the resource has to offer. I will be glad to add it to this page.

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