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Open Educational Resources

Mason OER Metafinder

Described as "Google for OER" because it searches across numerous popular OER repositories at once: 
Your one-stop-shop for finding OER!

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Finding Open Educational Resources

There are many different types of repositories that house Open Educational Resources, and this page is designed as a guide to these different collections. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is a good sampling of the types of resources and collections of OERs that exist.  

By focusing on your course learning objectives, you can decide the type of resources needed. For example, not every course will need an entire textbook to meet the course learning objectives.

What you can find here:

  • OpenTextbook repositories: Collections of textbooks designed to be open for faculty to reuse - remix - redistribute in courses for free. 
  • OER Repositories:  These are collections of open materials covering all of the educational spectrum.  There are materials covering all educational disciplines.  
  • OpenCourseWare repositories: 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.