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Open Education Resources

About this guide

Thank you to Lindsey Gumb of Roger Williams University who authored the guide which was the basis for this guide, and to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Libraries which maintains a guide on teaching and learning with open education resources.

Search for OER and Open Textbooks

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Search OER Commons, a repository of OER textbooks, activities, video, images, case studies, etc. Search by keyword, subject, material type, and education level.   Search the Open Textbook's Library's growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks. Explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's and students' needs.

Open Textbooks

Open textbooks come in a variety of downloadable formats (PDF, ePub, .xml, .docx) and can be printed and bound inexpensively for students preferring a hard copy. The open licenses attached to these books give faculty the freedom to pick and choose the parts of a book(s) that they feel will best help students achieve the course learning outcomes.