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Open Educational Resources Guide

What is OER


Open Educational Resources (OER)
are freely accessible online teaching and learning materials. They can be videos, textbooks, quizzes, learning modules and more. Using OER in your classroom will improve student engagement and success, provide immediate, equitable access to resources, save money for your students, and provide you a venue to use flexible, high-quality learning materials in your individualized curriculum. This guide collects OERs and organizes them by college. Take a look and see what is available in your discipline.

Tips for finding and using OER:

  1. There are lots of OER materials out there. It takes time and persistence to find the ones that best fit your students' academic and research needs.
  2. Instead of focusing on the textbook that you want to replace, focus on what you want your students to know or do.
  3. Use the resources in this guide to find OER relevant to your discipline and courses. These links are great starting points but if you are not finding the OER that work for you, contact your librarian by subject.
  4. If you find an article in a library database that you want to use in a course, the Library can help you with copyright considerations and provide access to the resource through a library guide or embed through Blackboard.
  5. Talk with your librarian by subject with any questions you have about finding and using OER.

reused and adapted from University of Texas Arlington Libraries, Open Educational Resources by College Guide.