“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).
Where to find open textbooks
Initiated by Rice University, their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed to ensure they meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses.
Created by the University of Minnesota to support development of high-quality open textbooks in various subjects.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated resource of free and online textbooks for use in teaching and learning.
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 4,794,025 theses and dissertations.
The FNDH 400 ( formaly the HN400 flexbook, department changed its name from Human Nutrition to Food, Nutrition Dietetics and Health)
The flexbook is divided into 13 chapters with sections and subsections. These are numbered in such a way that the first number represents the chapter. A period separates the chapter from the section number, and another period is followed by the subsection number.
Digital content hub that offers a suite of OER implementation support and helps faculty get the right OER for their students.
The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library is a digital library containing resources for BMETs working in the developing world. Our open-source collection provides information about repair and preventative maintenance of medical devices, healthcare technology management, Biomedical Equipment Technician’s Assistant skills, as well as resources on a variety of topics like mathematics, electronics, physiology and more!
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