Open Education Resources (OER) at UM-Flint

Open Education Resources (OER) at UM-Flint

Open Education Resources (OER) are "teaching, learning, and research materials that are free for people everywhere to use and repurpose" (https://hewlett.org/strategy/open-educational-resources/).

A number of UM-Flint classes, primarily in the mathematics department, have adopted OER textbooks from OpenStax.org, a non-profit organization affiliated with Rice University.  OpenStax OER textbooks are unique; in addition to the freely available textbooks online they also sell affordable print versions for students then still want a physical book.

This guide includes a list of courses that use OER textbooks along with the links to the books.  

The University of Pittsburgh Library compiled a fairly comprehensive OER listing here https://pitt.libguides.com/openeducation/biglist.

Finding OER Materials and Textbooks

Open Textbooks and Open Educational Resources Webinar

The following half hour webinar is a good introduction to open textbooks and open educational resources. Our colleagues at Wayne State recorded this during OER Week 2020.

Chat with a Librarian

Librarian

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Matt Wolverton
Contact:
133 Thompson Library
303 E. Kearsley St
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-3415