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Open Educational Resources: How to find and adopt OER.

Information for faculty on what is an OER, how it is accessible, and how it can be used and adopted for class.

Locate OER using Faculty Select

Faculty Select includes ebooks available for purchase, as well as Open textbooks from OER providers including Milne Open Textbooks, BC Open Textbooks, Oapen Library, Open Textbook Library, and OpentStax. Faculty select searches these OER databases at once to save time, although there are many more OER databases available.  For detailed information on Faculty Select view the Faculty Select tab.

Locate OER Materials

Evaluate OER

Evaluating OER materials is similar to evaluating traditional textbooks or materials for your course.  If you need assistance BCcampus and Achieve provide checklists and rubrics for evaluating the resources you're considering.