List of Open Educational Resources

Below is a collection of Open Educational Resources based on a list provided by  Instructors must check the intellectual property license for material to ensure proper use and attribution.  All resources are assumed to be free unless otherwise specified.

OER Aggregates

  • Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) – Simultaneously search multiple OER repositories
  • OER Commons – Online content; aging, anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, languages, linguistics, game-based learning, communication across cultures, economics, US History, Asian studies, and more.
  • MERLOT – Locate your discipline; business, arts, education, humanities, math, statistics, science, technology, social sciences OR locate by type of material;  animations, assessment, assignments, case studies, drill and practice, open textbook, quiz/test, tutorials and more.
  • OER Consortium  – Low cost and free texts; Nursing, Critical Issues in Health, Addiction, Accounting, Common Sense Management, College Writing, Physical geography.
  • PLOS – Open access journals in science (biology, genetics) and medicine.


New! OER Search Tool

Use the Mason OER Metafinder search tool developed by OER experts at George Mason University to search through some popular repositories.


  • OpenStax – Free textbooks: math, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, Astronomy, US History, American Government, Sociology, Psychology.
  • Open Textbook Network  – Open textbook library; Accounting & Finance, Business, Management & Marketing, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Languages, Journalism, Media Studies & Communications, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Natural & Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Student Success.
  • BC Campus – Open Textbooks; art, business, recreation & tourism, social sciences, trades.
  • Open SUNY Textbooks – An open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo.
  • The Orange Grove – Florida’s digital repository for instructional resources.
  • OpenCourseWare Consortium – Open textbooks; Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Health, Nursing, History, Physics, Sociology, Probability and Statistics.
  • Writing Spaces –  Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses.
  • The LibreTexts Project –  Open-access textbooks and other resources developed in collaboration by a number of institutions, led by UC Davis.
  • Rebus Press Projects –  Find, create, and collaborate on books created by the Rebus Community

Open Source Articles and Books

Course Materials

  • Lumen Learning  – Low-cost open courseware
  • Open Course Library –  A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs
  • My Open Math –  Online math homework, online text, quizzes, videos, instructor resources, various math courses, hybrid/online
  • Academic Earth  Open courseware from MIT, Berkeley, Stanford University and more
  • CogBooks – Biology 101, non-major, $37.00 cost to student
  • Saylor –  Course materials and lessons in many discipline areas
  • BioBeyond Adaptive courseware for BIO 101, non-major, $25.00 cost to student
  • Open Learning Initiative –  Open, free courses; visual design, anatomy and physiology, languages, media programming, biochemistry, argument
  •  UMASS Boston open courseware

Science and Engineering

  • InteGrate –  Sustainability resources and lesson plans for teachers
  • Foss Web –  K-8 active learning for science
  • MIT Blossoms –   Science, math and engineering resources
  • Teach Engineering –  Resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs for applied sciences and math, K-12
  • NOVA Labs –  Science, engineering, math, videos, labs and digital resources
  •  – STEM K-12, simulations, adaptive content, concept-based learning

Virtual Simulation Tools and Software

Movies, Videos, Multimedia Resources



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