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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Find OER by searching curated collections of resources.

OER Commons

OER Commons helps educators, students, and lifelong learners avoid time-consuming searches and find exactly the right materials.  With a single point of access from which they can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons' growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER, everyone can more efficiently find what they need.

AMSER: the Applied Math and Science Education Repository

Applied Math and Science Education Repository (AMSER) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges, but free for anyone to use.  AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout.

MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange (CORE) beta

MLA Commons Open Repository Excange (CORE) is a library-quality repository for sharing, discovering, retrieving, and archiving digital work.  Digital works available through MLA CORE include the following:  peer-reviewed journal articles, dissertations and theses, works in progress, conference papers, syllabi, abstracts, data sets, presentations, translations, book reviews, maps, charts, books, and book chapters.

Skills Commons

Skills Commons 

The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.  The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry. is designed and managed by the California State University and its MERLOT program for the Department of Labor’s TAACCCT program under a 4 year cooperative agreement. The California State University/MERLOT team works with other TAACCCT partners to support the TAACCCT grantees in the creation and contribution of quality OER that are stored in the SkillsCommons online library.

Writing Commons

Writing Commons

Writing Commons (WC) is a peer-reviewed open education resource (OER) for college-level writers. Writing Commons was developed from a highly regarded text into one of the most heavily used open textbooks on the web.  Following a crowd-sourcing process, Writing Commons now offers an interactive and comprehensive introduction to college-level writing. 

MIT Open Courseware

MIT Open Courseware

Massachusetts Institute of Technology makes ALL of their course materials available online for free. 


MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

SoftChalk Share

Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning applies evidence-based course materials and teaching practices, helps you organize your course with well-aligned digital content and supplemental materials, and seamlessly integrates into your current LMS.