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How to Use this Guide
This guide contains the following pages:
- What's an OER?
- This page provides a clear definition of what does (and does not) constitute an open educational resource (OER).
- This page explains how to read a Creative Commons License (the most common type of license found on OERs) and answers some common questions.
- OER Search Basics
- This page outlines what to expect when you start searching for OERs, suggests a search strategy, and lists some of the best OER repositories.
- Additional Textbook & Book Repositories
- This page lists smaller repositories of open textbooks and books. (I recommend checking the resources on the OER Search Basics page first.)
- Open Journals & Articles
- This page lists repositories of journals and articles that are open to the general public and do not require an FHSU login.
- This page lists sources for images, videos, sound clips, and podcasts.
- This page lists organizations that provide information and/or advocacy related to open education.
- Free Course Materials & Courses
- This page lists sources for course materials (e.g. syllabi, slide decks) and free online courses.
- Other Zero-Cost Resources
- This page lists places to search for zero-cost educational resources that are NOT openly licensed.
- Editing and Authoring
- This page provides information and resources for editing or creating open textbooks and other OERs.
- OER FAQ
- This page answers common questions about OERs and addresses common misconceptions.
- This page suggests resources for learning more about OERs.