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Open Educational Resources (OER)

AB-798 College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015

The bill establishes Open Educational Resources Adoption Incentive Program to encourage campus and faculty efforts towards adopting Open Educational Resources.

BCcampus OpenEd Resources

Wide variety of open textbooks from the British Columbia Campus, a consortium of Canadian institutions of higher education.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)

A rich source of information and networking opportunities, CCCOER provides also information about the Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative.

Cool 4 ED - California Open Online Library for Education

The three State of California Higher Education Systems are working together to provide you with access to FREE and OPEN eTextbooks that everyone and anyone can use for teaching and learning.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a global nonprofit organization that enables sharing and reuse of educational materials, provided that proper credit is given to the originators.


MERLOT (Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.

Open Course Library (OCL)

OCL materials were created through Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges grant, but are freely shared to the world with a Creative Commons Attribution-only license (CC-BY).

Open Educational Resources Commons

OER Commons is a growing collection of teaching, learning and assessing materials created by individuals or organizations who retains few, if any, ownership rights.

Open Education Global

Open Education Global (formerly Open Education Consortium) is a non-profit organization that supports openness, collaboration, innovation and free distribution of educational materials.

Open Stax

Rice University’s initiative provides free, peer-reviewed textbooks that are written by experts. You can read the textbooks online, download a full-text PDF or order the low cost ($20-$40) print version.

Open SUNY Textbooks

Established by State University of New York libraries, this initiative publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks available to educational institutions around the world.

Open Textbook Library

Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. The library currently includes 667 textbooks, with more being added all the time.

Open Textbook Network (OTN)

Hosted by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, OTN provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks.


The Wikibooks project was started in 2003, and has since become one of the largest free e-book websites in the world.

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