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Selected Links to OER
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
The CCCOER collects open access resources for the creation of textbook alternatives, in addition to open content repositories and developmental tools. Access to over 500 open texbooks, as well as a useful guide to creating and implementing your own open access textbook.
Lumen Learning provides different courseware options, depending on what type of educational experience you want to offer. Highly recommended source
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.
OER Commons: Open Textbooks
OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. Explore open education resources and join our network of educators dedicated to curriculum improvement.
Open SUNY Textbooks
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants.This pilot initiative publishes high-quality, cost-effective course resources by engaging faculty as authors and peer-reviewers, and libraries as publishing service and infrastructure.
These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers. Adopt a book today for a turnkey classroom solution or modify it to suit your teaching approach. Free online and low-cost in print, OpenStax College books are built for today’s student budgets.
The University of Minnesota Open Textbook Catalog
Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
Open SUNY Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS)
OASIS -- Developed by SUNY Geneseo
Finding OER - ISBN Search
Merlot's ISBN search is an easy first step to find OER materials related to your current text.
Don't despair if you are unable to find a perfect match using this tool. There may be other options available using the OER repositories listed on this page.
Not seeing OER in your area of expertise? Call the librarians -- we can help
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