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Open Educational Resources (OER): OER Platforms

Information and resources for finding, creating, and engaging with OER

Commonly Used

Coursera: Provides access to free courses from universities and colleges around the world, though it also offers paid certificates and degree programs. Many courses are available that use OER.

edX: An online learning platform offering free courses from a wide range of universities and institutions around the world. Like Coursera, it also has a mixture of free and paid content, with many courses built on OER.

Khan Academy: Offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Topics include math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching): A curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by international education community. 

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW): A web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content that is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

OER Commons: A public digital library of open educational resources that allows teachers, students, and others to search and discover OER and other freely available instructional materials.

Open Illinois: OER developed in Illinois. You can find content that has been posted. You can also develop and post OER content. Contact the Roosevelt Library for more information.

Open Learning Initiative (OLI) by Carnegie Mellon University: Offers innovative online learning courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach, aiming to create high-quality courses and contribute to research on learning.

OpenStax: OER resources. Many have existing test banks, answer guides, PowerPoint slides, and can be integrated into Blackboard.

Open Textbook Library: Hosted by the University of Minnesota, it offers a catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly licensed textbooks.

Project Gutenberg: Offers over 70,000 free eBooks, focusing on older works for which copyright has expired. It's a valuable resource for literature and texts in the public domain.

LibreTexts: Textbooks that can be used in classrooms. Some have ancillaries that were created; including some created by Roosevelt instructors.

Saylor Academy: This link will take you to the open textbooks. Saylor Academy mostly offers free and open online courses to all who want to learn, with the option to earn college credit through partnerships with colleges and universities.