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Open Educational Resources: Finding OER

OER by Discipline

Looking for resources in your specific disciplinary area? A few useful resource lists:

Not finding what you need?

Contact the Copyright Librarian for additional assistance:

Search BCcampus OER

 

The B.C. Open Textbook Collection is home to a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects and specialties. Discover open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).

Search Engines for OERs

These search engines are designed specifically to find OER materials:

Commentary

Athabaska University faculty  member Rory McGreal's blog addressing current events in the realm of OER and intellectual property:

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Search For OERs Using OASIS

 

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 117 different sources and contains 388,707 records. This search tool is being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library:

Open Courses

Open Badges

An open badge is essentially a digital credential that allows the representation and verification of knowledge, achievement(s), interest(s), and/or specific skill(s). Open badges are not intended to replace or subsititute credentials earned from an academic institution, but, rather, they represent a concept shift towards complementing traditional forms of credentials, such as degrees, diplomas, and certificates, with credible recognition of knowledge acquired through non-traditional channels - most typically online environments.

Here are a few examples of open badge platforms and uses:

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