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Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources or OERs are instructional materials made openly available on the internet for others to use, adapt, or customize for their own instructional needs. Part of the larger open access movement, OERs offer an alternative to the high priced course materials for students and provide instructors with materials they can tailor to their own needs. OERs can include textbooks, syllabi, content modules, simulations and more.

About OERs

Finding OERs

Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech and OERs

Have you created course materials that you'd like to share with others? The library can help! Digital Commons @ Michigan Tech, the university's repository, is the perfect platform for the OERs you create and want to share. Library staff can help with each step from loading content, creating metadata, to interpreting and applying the reuse license that works for you. Contact to learn more.


The following books are available open access. Click the titles to download.