The Library can help you locate materials or check on the licensing of materials for educational use. Contact the library if you have questions or assistance with OER.
Searching for Open Educational Resources takes patience and time. This guide will help you connect with OER content, but you need evaluate each resource you find for quality and if it is suitable to your learning objectives.
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) offers the ability to search a range of OER materials including textbooks, courses and corresponding materials, interactive simulations, public domain books, audiobooks, modules, open access books, videos and podcasts on a variety of topics – from anthropology to zoology. OASIS also is the only tool that allows users to limit searches by creative commons licenses or by faculty review.
a comprehensive collection of workforce-related OER created by over 700 community colleges across the US. Created by the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. SkillsCommons contains free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.
Here are a few major repositories containing free, open source, creative commons licensed, or public domain material. Be sure to look for licensing information when appropriating a resource.
SHAREOK is the joint institutional repository for the University of Oklahoma Libraries (OU), Oklahoma State University Libraries (OSU), and the University of Central Oklahoma Max Chambers Library (UCO).
It holds theses and dissertations; faculty publications; open access publications; open educational resources; newspapers, magazines, and journals; and institution-specific content.
"The OER Commons website was created to help educators, students, and lifelong learners find Open Educational Resources that are already posted somewhere on the internet....This site is a structured database of links to high-quality resources found on other websites."
"This library contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download. Materials within the Open Educational Resources Archive are licensed according to each author's wishes. Please see specific collections or items for licensing information."
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.