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Faculty Teaching and Learning Collection: Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources

You can find our complete OER LibGuide here.

OER Collections & Courses

Below is a partial list of some sites that offer OERs or that link to sites that offer OERs. Many of the sites allow users to create a free account and to search for and save OERs as well as to create new OERs and share them with others.

University-affiliated Multidisciplinary OER Collections & Courses

Open Textbook Collections

Other Resources on Open Access

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share.

http://creativecommons.org

Merlot

curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Open Education Consortium

A global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials. 

http://www.oeconsortium.org/

SPARC

"SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. SPARC believes that faster and wider sharing of the outputs of the scholarly research process increases the impact of research, fuels the advancement of knowledge, and increases the return on research investments. SPARC focuses on taking action in collaboration with stakeholders – including authors, publishers, and libraries – to build on the unprecedented opportunities created by the networked digital environment to advance the conduct of scholarship." (http://www.sparc.arl.org/about#sthash.Bi8oUFCn.dpu)

Open Access (Book)

Alliance for Taxpayer Access

http://taxpayeraccess.org/

A coalition of patient groups, physicians, researchers, educational institutions, publishers, and health promotion organizations that support barrier-free access to taxpayer-funded research.