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OER by Discipline
Looking for resources in your specific disciplinary area? A few useful resource lists:
Not finding what you need?
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Search BCcampus OER
Search the BC Open Textbook Collection
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:
A linked Open Course Ware Search is an independent search engine that indexes the information found in the best free university courses online so you can find these courses faster.
Search across collections from 120 content providers allowing access to over 30,000 items.
Athabaska University faculty member Rory McGreal's blog addressing current events in the realm of OER and intellectual property:
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 Yale Courses
Provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses at Yale University with the aim to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn. Most content is CC BY-SA
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative
Offers online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach with the aim to transform higher education by combining open, high-quality courses, continuous feedback, and research. Content is CC BY-SA.
The Open University
The United Kingdom's leading open university offers courses at all levels, and develops and delivers a model of distance learning they call "supported open learning". Materials are openly licensed, but some specific attribution is required.
Peer 2 Peer University
Courses use educational materials openly available online incorporated within a peer community learning model.
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: