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OER at UConn — Physics

Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning

Open Educational Resources in Physics

This page provides access to open educational resources (OER) in Physics 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

arXiv > physics

Additional physics content from arXiv can be found at 

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

OAPEN: Online library and publication platform

Additional Resources

PhET Interactive Simulations in Chemistry - Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.