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Open Educational Resources (OER)/Affordable Educational Resources (AER) Course Marking Mandate: Where can I find OER materials?

  • LOUIS OER Commons site: https://louis.oercommons.org/. The advanced search lets you search for courses from the Louisiana statewide master course articulation matrix : https://regents.la.gov/master-course-articulation/
  • CloudSource OA (open access) is a database of curated open access research articles, eBooks, and open educational resources that can be used in courses.
  • OER Commons includes many types of educational resources from complete university courses to open textbooks, interactive, web-based activities and lesson plans. Ability to search by subject and education level.
  • Open Textbook Library provides access to open textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. The books in the Open Textbook Library have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality.
  • OpenStax provides peer-reviewed, openly licensed materials and some titles provide instructors ancillary materials such as quizzes, homework, powerpoint presentations, etc.
  • Directory of Open Access Books 41,961 academic peer-reviewed books from 618 publishers
  • OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books by providing open infrastructure services to stakeholders in scholarly communication. We work with publishers to build a quality-controlled collection of open access books and provide services for publishers, libraries, and research funders in the areas of hosting, deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.
  • Open Social Work is a curated list of social work textbooks available at OER repositories from October 2021 conducted by Matt DeCarlo and Anne Marie Gruber. They are primarily curated for higher education in the United States. 
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