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Open Educational Resources Guide: Finding OER

Additional OER Materials

OERs go beyond textbooks. From activities to syllabi faculty around the nation are sharing their ideas. The items listed below are some of the main aggregators. There are also some specific Washington State resources!

Open Washington

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges hosts the Open Washington website. Features:

  • Learn OER a self-paced OER training guide.
  • Find OER a categorized OER search guide including texbooks, videos, images, and other materials
  • Attribution Builder build your own attributions using CC licenses.
  • OER Stories a place where real faculty share their personal journey in using OE).

Find Open Educational Resources Online

Large, user generated databases of online materials are often a good place to start your search. These databases allow you to browse resources by subject as well as search for specific materials.

However, with the amount of materials uploaded to these sites it can be overwhelming. Pay attention to the filters you can use, specifically: format/resource type and level (example: lower division undergraduate).

OERs from Colleges and Universities

Many colleges and universitites have developed repositories for open materials. The following are some of the biggest in the nation.