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OER at UConn — Education

Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning

Open Educational Resources in Education

This page provides access to open educational resources (OER) in Education from a variety of repositories and publishers. The purpose is to showcase content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting OER for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive and more resources are available. 

Open Textbooks

Where to Find More

The following are dedicated search engines, repositories, and publishers hosted by organizations dedicated to open and institutions of higher education that can connect users with OER.

Additional Free and Low-Cost Options

The following free and affordable resource collections lack the wider flexibility of OER, but they offer tremendous value for instructors looking to reduce the textbook cost burden on students.

Open Access (OA) Collections

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

ERIC - while not all resources from ERIC are openly accessible, there is a significant collection of OA items available through the database

JSTOR Open Access Books

OAPEN: Online library and publication platform

Additional Resources

National Center for Education Statistics - The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.