Open Educational Resources (OER) & Reusable Learning Objects (RLO)

Open Educational Resources from Open Access Week - AthabascaU on Vimeo.

Giving Away Knowledge for Free: A Discussion of Open Educational Resources

Providing Training in OERs

UMASS Amherst Grants for OER Development

Open Educational Resources from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
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Open Courseware

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Other Resource Guides

Academic Commons (
  • Academic Commons is dedicated to the development of free web-based resources for academic professionals focusing on liberal arts education via digital tools.
  • The news aggregator showcases current developments and projects in the open education community.
AcademicPub (
  • AcademicPub is a build-your-own-textbook service that offers students three different options for purchasing the book: digital download, paperback, or hardcover.
  • Instructors can create a customized textbook with book chapters, case studies and journal articles.
  • AcademicPub provides services to track how much royalties will cost for each custom textbook.
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.
Connexions (
  • Connexions contains educational materials for everyone - from children to college students to professionals - organized in small modules that are easily connected into larger collections or courses
  • All content is free to use and reuse under the Creative Commons attribution license
Flat World Knowledge (
  • Provides a new approach to college textbooks offering rigorously reviewed textbooks online free of cost to students.
  • Offers full-text online for free and in a variety of affordable formats.
InTech (
  • A multidisciplinary Open Access publisher of books and journals covering the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine.
  • InTech as published more than 850 Open Access books, and provides support services for faculty who wish to publish a book or journal and make it available via Open Access.
  • Free online peer-reviewed publication service for medical resources such as teaching materials, assessment tools and faculty development.
  • Promotes educational collaboration through the open exchange of scholarly educational resources.
  • Users can download and utilize any and all of the published resources for educational purposes without legal infringements.
  • 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
NanoHUB (
  • 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
OER Commons: Open Textbooks (
  • This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.
Ohio Digital Bookshelf Project (
  • A pilot project for the Ohio Textbook HQ, the Ohio Digital Bookshelf aims to provide inexpensive higher-ed textbooks.
  • Free registration required to view textbooks.
Open Courseware 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.
Open KSA (
  • Digital course material made freely available by the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University
Open Textbook Catalog (
  • A catalog of open access textbooks to be reviewed by faculty members, made available by the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development.
  • All textbooks in this catalog are openly licenses, complete, and available in print at very little cost.
SmARThistory (
  • A free and open, online, not-for-profit art history textbook with complete multimedia content.
Student PIRGs: Open Textbooks (
  • A catalog of information about some of the top examples of open college textbooks, offered online under a license allowing free digital access and inexpensive print options. Material can be easily modified to fit your needs.
  • Subjects covered: Accounting & Finance; Business, Management & Marketing; Computer Science & Information Systems; Economics; General Education; Humanities & Language; Mathematics & Statistics; Natural & Physical Sciences; Social Sciences.
Textbook Media (
  • Offers a number of e-Textbooks sorted by author and topic
  • All of the textbooks can be downloaded for free and many of them can be purchased in print form
Textbook Revolution (
  • A student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors
  • The approach is to bring all of the free textbooks they can find together in one place, review them, and let the best rise to the top and find their way into the hands of students in classrooms around the world
The Global Text Project (
  • A free library of thousands of texts for students in a range of topics covered in a university undergraduate program
  • Join venture between the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and the Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver.
  • Individual book chapters can be opened and modified to fit your own needs.
WikiEducator (

  • An evolving online community intended for the planning of education projects linked with the development of free content and the development of free content on WikiEducator for free learning.
World Lecture Hall (

Open Video Sharing
  • Includes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language.

Open Image Sharing