B.C. Open Textbook Project: Openly licensed textbooks in many subjects in higher education from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and the Hewlett Foundation.
CCCOER listserv of Shared OER : Find discipline specific resources from colleagues archived from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources list serve. You can also get to it by going to www.cccoer.org > click on Get Involved > click on Community Email > click on Index to Shared OER.
Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS): Being developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library, OASIS is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 80 different sources and contains 325,750 records.
OEI OER-Enabled Canvas Course Shells: The 30 sample course shells are housed in Canvas Commons, and can be found using the following search terms: CCC, OEI, OpenStax, and OER. There is one blank so faculty can embed their own OER content. Each shell is WCAG 2.0 AA compliant and has a Creative Commons Attribution license with attribution to be given to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, funder of the OEI. See the "Canvas Commons" tab for more information about accessing for ARC.
OER Commons: Searchable database of textbooks from ISKME, an education nonprofit.
OpenStax College: Based at Rice University. More than 20 peer-reviewed textbooks used at UC and CSU. Can adopt or modify. Low-cost print.
Open Textbooks: From the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. International org. with hundreds of higher education and associated institutions. This site has an advisory group you can join - a public discussion list for community college faculty, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and educators who are interested in open education policy, practices and resources.
College Open Textbooks: 29 educational organizations affiliated with 2000 two-year colleges (including CCCOER) focused on driving adoption of open textbooks.
Open Textbook Library: Center for Open Education at Univ. of Minn. Free to download, adapt and distribute or print at low cost. Reviewed by faculty and used in higher education.
LibreTexts: formerly STEMWiki Hyperlibrary. Seven independent and interconnected “STEMWikis” that focus on post-secondary education. Online textbook alternatives.
HippoCampus: Videos and animations for middle school to college, most in science and math, some English, history, and sociology. Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.
OER and Other Resources: General, humanities, social sciences, math, and sciences. A broad range of resources with only some overlap with other databases on this page.
MIT Open Courseware: Find instructional approaches and teaching materials from MIT, and freely select and adapt their explanations, examples, and simulations for your own classroom.
Khan Academy: practice exercises and instructional videos in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, humanities, economics, and finance.
Note: most of these resources are supplemental or ancillary materials, except for the resources from College of the Canyons. If you find a resource you would like to adopt from College of the Canyons, use their contact page to contact them about getting the source material.
Administration of Justice
Many of the resources have official processes, however, some do not. The California OER Council has a peer-review process, including guidelines, a process for requesting peer review, and opportunities to be a reviewer. Take a look at the responses to questions six through ten on the CA OER Council FAQ. MERLOT has a peer-review process. Take a look at the MERLOT evaluation criteria.
Each discipline is in a different stage of growth. STEM OER are some of the most advanced in this respect. See ChemWiki from UC Davis as an example.
As increasing numbers of faculty across the country and the globe have participated in the creation, review, and use of OER, many competitive OER textbooks and OER textbook alternatives have become available to a growing number of courses.