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OER Guide: Find

Open Educational Resources at Linn-Benton Community College

Finding OER

Below are some of the main places to find OER. An LBCC librarian can help you find the best resources to meet your learning objectives.

  • Open Textbook Library - A collection of openly licensed full textbooks, many of which are peer reviewed.
  • OER Commons - A repository for open content in many different formats - whole courses, textbooks, videos, handouts, modules, and more. You can filter your search results by educational level and subject. Some of these materials have been reviewed.
  • Open Oregon Educational Resources - Use the search box to see OER that other instructors in the state are using in similar courses to yours. A name/email on the right means you have permission to contact the instructor for more information.
  • MERLOT - Find free and open online materials used and contributed by an international educational community.
  • LibreTexts - Initially focused on the sciences, LibreTexts is rapidly expanding as they received a $5 million dollar federal grant.
  • SkillsCommons -  Open digital library of workforce training materials (great for CTE!).
  • Mason OER MetaFinder - search across many OER repositories. It pulls in a lot of public domain (usually older) resources, so it may be particularly useful for history and other humanities.
  • OASIS from SUNY Genesco - another cross-repository search that breaks resources down into formats (textbooks, simulations, etc.).

We've also compiled a table of General OER Sites and Subject Specific OER Sites.

What do Open Educational Resources (OER) Look Like?

OER come in all shapes, and sizes - or rather all topics and formats. Reviewing other OER is a great way to start understanding what your OER could or should look like. Getting a general idea of what is out there will help you feel more confident about creating, developing, remixing or adopting OER for your courses. Remember, you don't need to start from scratch, and you can adopt someone else's OER.

Examples from around Oregon:

Examples from around the world:


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