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Open Educational Resources/ZTC

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  • Open Culture. 1,700 free online courses from top universities.
  • MIT Open Courseware. Free courses with interactive content from MIT OpenCourseWare and MITx.
  • Open Washington. A 10 module course, How to use Open Education Resources, as a self-paced workshop.
  • Academic Earth. A searchable collection of links to free courses and programs from top universities.
  • Khan Academy. A non-profit dedicated to providing free education. Large collection of K-12 courses and resources.
  • Libretexts. Search libraries of textbooks, resources, and full courses.

Full Books

  • Open Textbook Library. Textbooks in the Open Textbook Library are considered open because they are free to use and distribute, and are licensed to be freely adapted or changed with proper attribution.
  • C. Open Collection by BCcampus. Find free, open, and customizable materials by course or subject.
  • COOL4Ed. The three state of California systems of higher education worked together to provide access to free and open eTextbooks.
  • Project Gutenberg. A library of over 70,000 free eBooks.
  • Wikibooks. Open-content textbooks collection.
  • Open Library. Works like a regular library; check out online books digitally.

Search Engines

  • Mason OER Metafinder. Simultaneously searches 22 different databases including some on this list.
  • Google Scholar. Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
  • Internet Archive. A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • OASIS. Search 115 sources of openly available content from one search engine.
  • The MERLOT system provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers. Require free membership.

Multimedia & Resources

Contact us for support

Do you have questions or need support in selecting, adopting, and using OER/ZTC in your classes? Contact the following faculty experts: