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Open Access Resources: Teaching Materials

Free web collections, books, journals, teaching materials, and other resources. This guide concentrates on English language collections, though some collections mentioned do have resources in several languages.

*NEW* George Mason "Metafinder" OER Search

George Mason University has launched the Mason OER Metafinder, designed by GMU Librarian Wally Grotophorst, Associate University Librarian for Digital Programs and Systems. It searches a broad range of Open Educational Resource Collections, such as as the Digital Public Library, the Library of Congress American Memory Collection, MERLOT, and College Open Textbooks. Read more about the Metafinder at Deep Web Tech Blog, or try it out below.

Search the Mason OER Metafinder
 

Guides and Policies

Teaching materials - slides, tutorials, graphics, etc.

Textbooks are listed separately below. See also the Books section for more textbooks and readings.

Textbooks

Books and collections of books written specifically as textbooks. For additional books, please check the subject and general collections. The best source for literature is the Online Books Page from UPenn.

Online Teaching Materials workshops

This handout (PDF) is from a workshop that I give on the wide variety of materials now available that can be used in the classroom. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more.

An Open Textbook Testamonial

How, and why, a physics professor adopted an open textbook.

A Presentation by the Founder of Connexions

"Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world." View on the TED website.