Faculty Select - For WCU Faculty
Open Education Resources evolve and grow at a rapid pace. With so many different sources of OER, it can be overwhelming on where to start and what to choose. To ease the difficulty of searching for OER, University Libraries has subscribed to a database called Faculty Select. It provides one place to search for OER as well as DRM free ebooks that can be suggested for purchase by the library. Faculty Select can be found in D2L under University Resources. For more assistance, speak to a subject specialist in the library.
Search and locate a large variety of OER resources as well as the tools to create your own OER resources, lessons, or modules.
Search by keyword or browse by discipline to find OER materials. MERLOT also has tools to create your own OER materials.
OER search tool from SUNY Geneseo.
GALILEO Open Learning Materials
Repository of OER from the University System of Georgia including open textbooksa nd ancillary materials.
The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Commons is a digital library of open educational resources.
Open Textbook Library
Hundreds of complete college-level textbooks browseable by subject, and collected by the University of Minnesota. Free to use and adapt.
Compiled by Rice University, a collection of peer-reviewed, quality open textbooks.
Open textbooks and other materials for higher education, LibreTexts is under constantly being revised by students, faculty, and outside researchers and is supervised and directed by UC Davis Professor and project Founder Delmar Larsen.
Lumen Learning OER
Covers 50+ college courses that have adaptable course materials.
Open SUNY Textbooks
Approximately 20-25 open textbooks created by faculty members at various State University of New York campuses.
Created by the California State University, MERLOTx is a "free, open online collection of almost 70,000 quality online learning resources across a wide range of disciplines".
The Orange Grove
Florida's Open Educational Resource Repository.
CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction)
Peer reviewed, openly licensed case textbooks for legal instruction.
Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Nonprofit, freely available resources including books, streaming audio and video, images, software, and more!
Open Book Publishers
Leading Open Access publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the UK.
Virtual Labs and Simulations
From the site: "MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."
Open Course Library
The Open Course Library (OCL) is a, "collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of our materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students."
Saylor's mission is, "Open education for all". Explore a number of open, online, free courses in a variety of subjects.
WCU Faculty Published OER