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OER & Textbook Affordability at GCC

Find Open Educational Resources

1) Start your search in OASIS

Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 117+ different sources and contains over 388,000 records.


 

2) Find reviews in Open Textbook Library

Open Textbook Library

 

Open Textbook Library is a smaller library of open textbooks that meet certain criteria, including being in use at multiple higher education institutions, or affiliated with a higher education institution, scholarly society, or professional organization. Many of the included open textbooks have in-depth, public reviews by peers.


 

3) Go deeper with Mason OER Metafinder

MOM iconMason OER Metafinder (MOM)
 
Advanced Search

The Mason OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 22 different sources of open educational materials as you hit the Search button. It includes results from repositories of older works in the public domain alongside OER.


OER on Canvas

Search the Canvas Commons for Courses, Workshops, and course materials.

OpenStax provides course shells for their materials, below is just a snapshot of their course/text selection. 

Image of Open Stax course sells in the canvas commons

 

Examples of OER training modules.

OER Canvas module from Suzanne WakimOER Canvas module from PCC

Analyzing OER Materials

Consider the following factors when selecting Open Education Resources to adapt or adopt:

  • Accuracy / Quality of Content
  • Relevance
  • Production Quality
  • Accessibility
  • Interactivity
  • Cultural Relevance & Sensitivity
  • Licensing
  • Ease of Adaptability

 

OER Rubrics

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