Finding Open Educational Resources (OER) for the courses you teach can be as simple as conducting a single search -- or it can be a real adventure in sleuthing. You don't know until you get started.
If you aren't easily finding what you need using this Quick Start page, please feel free to contact D'Arcy Hutchings (see the "Contact Me" box on this page). I can assist with finding OER, general OER questions, navigating Creative Commons (CC) licenses and copyright, or evaluating what you find. If you are determined to continue on without support, you may find the the Search Strategy and Dig Deeper pages of this guide useful.
Many of the most commonly used OER textbooks are listed in the following two directories.
If you don't find what you're looking for above, try one of these:
You've found some great OER. Now what? You will need to evaluate and possibly improve the accessibility of the OER you locate, incorporate the resource into your course, and/or edit or remix OER to work for your course. UAA faculty may be able to get assistance through Faculty Development & Instructional Support for assistance. APU faculty should contact the Office of Academic Dean (907.564.8261) to determine options for assistance.
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