How can I find quality OER?


There are a number of curated OER collections that make the process of finding relevant and high-quality OER easier. Here are searchable OER collections worth exploring:

  • OER Commons
    OER Commons is a freely accessible online library that allows teachers to find, create and share open educational resources. It contains more than 50,000 vetted resources searchable by subject, grade level, and content standard.

  • Open Textbook Library
    The Open Textbook Library is a curated collection of open textbooks that have been adopted at more that one institution. It contains more than 250 open textbooks and includes more than 500 detailed faculty reviews.

    MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching) provides a searchable database of links to open content, including over 2500 open textbooks, with information about each resource, a peer review system for each major discipline, and a Content Builder that allows faculty to author and share their own materials easily.

  • Curriki
    Founded by Sun Microsystems more than a decade ago, Curriki became an independent nonprofit in 2006 and was one of the first sources of open educational resources for the K-12 community.

  • CK-12 Foundation
    A nonprofit organization that offers free, standards-aligned content in STEM subjects, including digital textbooks and simulations.

  • Khan Academy
    Thousands of free online videos and classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more. Teachers can have their students work on specific skills at their own pace, and a dashboard tracks students’ progress.

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