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Platform to create free and fully customizable K-12 Open Educational Resources.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
The CCCOER collects open access resources for the creation of textbook alternatives, in addition to open content repositories and developmental tools.
Access to over 500 open texbooks, as well as a useful guide to creating and implementing your own open access textbook.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Contains links to a wide range of multimedia objects form libraries, archives and museums around the United States (so not international).
The copyright status of items vary because it is collected from many sources. However, many items are public domain or available for re-use, and there is information in a "rights" field for each item.
Completely Free Textbooks by Industry-Leading Professors and Other Experts
Explore the world of free digital materials available through open licenses, and celebrate the four Rs: reuse, redistribute, revise, remix.
Maintained by the New York State Education Department
K 12 Open Ed
Links to wiki, blog, and OER Community of Practice
Mason OER Metafinder
Simultaneously search OER repositories
A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education
Links to online learning materials are collected here along with assignments and comments to enhance the teaching experience of an exercise.
Provides over 1600 open teaching and learning resources: online presentations; course material; learning modules; podcasts; simulation tools.
Created by the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Digital content hub supporting the discovery, distribution and creation of open educational resources
OER Suggested Resources
Links to OER collections, curriculum, lesson plans, math resources and English language arts resources from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Open Course Library
Range of manterials including syllabi, course activities, and assessments created by faculty, instructional designers, librarians, other experts. Some of these materials are intended to be paired with textbooks.
This is a smaller collection, but is sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and therefore the materials have undergone testing for accessibility and assessed for quality.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.and are available for download and editing via Google Docs.
Standards Aligned K-12 Open Educational Resource Library
Open Educational Resources: Share, Remix, Learn
Great collection of openly licensed K-12 educational resources. Created by Karen Fasimpaur
Open Education Consortium
Free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.
A collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a board and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
Reviewed OER LIbrary (Washington)
Reviewed OER, aligned with Common Core from Washington's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
A free and open, online, not-for-profit art history textbook with complete multimedia content.
For additional resources, especially on a college level, check out the Open Education Resource Research Guide
What is ZTC?
Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) materials are items that do not fall under OER, but do not cost the student money. One common example is items from library databases, such as articles, books, or videos, or materials that are used in place of textbooks. Someone might pay for access to these items, but it is not the student. While not a true OER because the item may have copyright restrictions, curricular support materials used in this manner still achieve the goal of saving students money. Contact your librarian to discuss how library resources can support your course.
Examples of ZTC resources:
- Historical Societies
- History Channel
- Discovery Channel
- Library of Congress
- Khan Academy
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