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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Courses and Courseware

Open courses and courseware are free and complete courses created, updated, and accessible online. These courses are available for use and adaption under open Creative Commons licenses.

Lumen Learning    

Candela – Incorporates OpenStax textbooks into affordable e-books with curated text, video, interactives, and other learning materials.

OER guides by subject    

Google Docs made by Portland Community College librarians in response to requests for help from instructors (Use Chrome browser to open).

Open Learning Initiative

The Open Learning Initiative offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Aim is to combine open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research to improve learning and transform higher education. Geared towards STEM courses.

Openstax CNX

Contains textbooks, articles, supplements, and other learning resources that can be read online or downloaded for free.

Open Oregon

Educational Resources and OER Textbooks created at Community, Technical and 4-Year Colleges in Oregon through state grants and funding.

Open Course Library

Collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments from 81 of Washington's most enrolled courses. Great community and technical college content.

Saylor offers full courses online. It can be helpful to use the reading lists from Saylor to find and organize your courses.