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Faculty OER Toolbox: Finding OER

OER Repositories

Other Open Resources

Search by Subject

Explore the list of recommended OER for your discipline area, curated by your colleagues here at CCCC. [link to a Google folder]

Or check out the Saylor Guides by Subject. These guides were created for instructors building open courses.

Complete Courses

Look for full courses like 
Saylor.org: Offers full courses online. Though they charge students to enroll, they have composed their courses using mostly open materials that can be copied, adapted, etc.
Lumen Learning: Offers complete courses composed of mostly open materials that can be copied and adapted for free. Lumen also offers partnering with institutions to manage and adapt resources for courses at a cost to students. Contact us if you would like to partner with Lumen.
Open Course LibraryThis WA project offers 81 of Washington's most enrolled courses. There are a lot of great readings in these course files. Great community college content

  1. Complete Textbooks
    Open Textbook Library: Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks. Many include peer-reviews.
    Open Stax: Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks.
  2. Large Repositories
    OER Commons: Offers a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects. Use limiters on left side of results page.
    MERLOT: One of the biggest OER repositories, but a bit unwieldy and difficult to search. Use limiting options on the left side of results page.
  3. Library Resources
    Consider filling in some of the gaps by using library resources, such as ebooks and articles.