Open Educational Resources, or OERs, are freely accessible and openly licensed texts or other digital assets. LCTCS faculty are currently working on creating OER courses to help reduce the financial burden for students by replacing traditional textbooks with quality OERs. This will also help students be better prepared for their courses from Day One, as their resources will be freely available online.
1.Increase access to quality education
2. Save costs for students
3. Eliminate duplication of effort and reduce faculty learning content development time
4. Adaptation and re-purposing build capacity (Technology-enabled teaching-learning) among educators
Using the Louisiana Statewide Common Course Catalog, LOUIS created and maintains a list of potential open educational resources (OERs) that faculty may choose to adopt in their courses.* The Open Textbook Library is the primary source of OER content for this project and content from other OER repositories will be included on an ongoing basis. Access the Faculty Portal Here
This Living Library is a principal hub of the LibreTexts project, which is a multi-institutional collaborative venture to develop the next generation of open-access texts to improve postsecondary education at all levels of higher learning. The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.
Searches seventeen targets in real-time, instantly returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site. Because it is a real-time search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed content; however, as compensation, the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target.
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with the current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines
Open SUNY Textbooks is an open access textbook initiative created by the State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants. This initiative publishes high quality, cost-effective course resources.
The Orange Grove repository is Florida's digital repository for instructional resources. The repository provides an environment for educators to search for, use, remix, share, and contribute educational resources. The repository can also be integrated with your Learning Management Systems (e.g. Canvas, Blackboard, Desire 2 Learn). Discover, contribute, and import repository resources directly from your LMS.
Offers over 57,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with a focus on older works for which copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.