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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) provide access to instructional content at zero cost. OERs are resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their FREE USE AND REPURPOSING BY OTHERS.

Consider using OERs instead of asking students to buy costly books and/or course readers. You can also use OERs to develop your own course activities and assignments.

  1. COOL4Ed - CSU open online library
  2. Lumen Learning - OER Courses
  3. Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature
  4. Assignment Bank
  5. David Wiley - Renewable Assignments
  6. Open Textbook Network - Colorado State University
  7. Openstax - Rice University
  8. SPARC
  9. Art History Teaching Resources

Consider Virtual Textbooks

  1. Vitalsource

Opening Up Education

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The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge
Edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M. S. Vijay Kumar
Foreword by John Seely Brown

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