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Open Educational Resources (OER), textbooks & more

This guide is to provide background and resources on developing open education materials.

If this is your first foray into developing Open Education Resources it can seem overwhelming. Your liaisons are here to help!

If you just want to get a sense of what is available, browse these two sites:

NOTE: There is a lot more out there. If you are interested in developing/searching for resources, your liaison is happy to partner with you.

OER Resource List

Other Tools that might be helpful.

Alternate Textbook Projects

To promote the use of OER on their campuses, more college and university libraries are starting "Alternate Textbook Projects". These projects encourage faculty to replace their commercial textbooks with alternate resources such as OER and licensed library content (which is openly available to all the members of that institution). This section of the Guide will link you to several of these programs.

Local/ Ohio Resources

Other Resources

Other Valuable OER Guides


Search: Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)

From the good folks at George Mason University, you can use this to search across multiple OER sites.

One Library's Example

See how one library supports faculty as they develop OERs. Our library is also willing to help as you develop and seek resources for your courses.