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Open Educational Resources (OERs) Toolkit: Find OERs

Get expert help from a librarian

If you would like a librarian suggest materials that would support your learning outcomes, or to help you find MCC library resources and OERs as you plan your syllabus, please call the library at 603-206-8150 or email Deb Baker dbaker@ccsnh.edu or Kristen Gurciullo kgurciullo@ccsnh.edu  and we will be happy to help!

There are many ways to lower the cost of required materials for your students. You can design a course around an OER textbook, build one from various OER lessons, videos, readings, and other components, or adopt an entire OER syllabus or course. You can also upload readings to Canvas from library books or journals or your own, following Copyright & Fair Use guidelines. The library can place copies of print materials on course reserve for students who prefer print over e-Reading, or if you wish to use the same readings in multiple semesters. Ask us how, by calling 206-8150 or emailing MCClibrary@ccsnh.edu

General sources for OER

Find materials other CCSNH and USNH colleges are using

NH Open Education Public Consortium Hub on OER Commons

Find textbooks and ancillary materials:

BC Campus OpenED    /   Galileo Open Learning Materials   /   ​LibreTexts  /  Open Textbook Library    /  OpenStax College  /     Saylor    /   Milne Open Textbooks (formerly Open SUNY Textbooks) 

Find books:

Directory of Open Access Books  /     InTech   /   Open  Book Publishers  /    Open Library     /    Project Gutenburg   

Find course components (from entire courses to syllabi, modules, lectures, readings, labs, games, case studies, books & textbooks, etc.)

CourseSource  /  Merlot   /  National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science  /   National Science Digital Library     /    OASIS    /   OER Commons   /  QUBES  /  WISC Online  / World Digital Library   

Find images:

ClipSafari   /    CC Search   /  OER Commons Image, Video & Audio Resources  /  Smithsonian Open Access  /  Wellcome Library Images   /   WikiMedia Commons   

Find open access scholarly journal articles (you can also use library materials, which are free to students, in your OER courses):

CORE /  Digital Commons Network  /  Directory of Open Access Journals   /  Harvard Dash

Find recorded lectures & video tutorials:

Open Yale Courses     /      MIT YouTube Channel     /     Khan Academy

Find videos:

Hippocampus  /   OER Commons Image, Video & Audio Resources  /  The Open Video Project    /    Ted   /   Vimeo    /   YouTube 

Another resource is SkillsCommonsan online library containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development, created by over 700 community colleges across the nation and funded by the US Department of Labor.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) also maintains a Find OER page. 

At CCSNH's Winter Convening in 2020, librarian Melissa LaPlante and professors Julie Robinson and Jennifer Tripp presented their "OER Ideas, Resources, and Repositories." 

Creative Commons License
MCC's Open Educational Resources (OERs) Toolkit by Deb Baker is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://library.mccnh.edu/OER.

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