Answered By: Saryah Leyton
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2020     Views: 1

SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) defines Open Educational Resources (OERs) as teaching, learning and research resources released under an open license that permits their free use and repurposing by others. OERs can be textbooks, full courses, lesson plans, videos, texts, software, or any other tool, material, or technique tat supports access to knowledge.

OER Repositories 

Browse these repositories by subject or search for materials using relevant keywords. 

One of the largest OER repositories, covers multiple disciplines, allows for sorting by education level, reuse options, and by standard.

      High quality textbooks for introductory level college courses.

Large collection of textbooks with published peer reviews by professors, does include some upper level/graduate textbooks, easy to use interface.

There are lots of filtering and limiting options when searching, wide range of disciplines represented, wide variety of material types.

      Searches content from over 60 different sources, you can sort by license type and type of resource.

Simultaneously searches multiple repositories, could give you good ideas of other repositories to look in.

      A large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries


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