Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Spring 2021: Sherrill and Moriarty Library are closed as part of the Lesley University COVID-19 response.  Please visit us online through our library website and via our Ask-A-Librarian service,and see our Remote Services Guide.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Using Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) can be used to enhance classroom experiences and reduce the cost of course materials for professors and students. This can be done by adopting the use of Open Books and Textbooks, utilizing freely accessible lectures and works in the public domain, and other Open Course materials. Finding OER for specific course needs can be done by searching through large OER Repositories with works authored by faculty from around the world.

Follow these steps to integrate OER into a course:

Image goes through six steps to integrate OER: Step 1 - Set aside time by searching for OER, which takes time and persistence; Step 2 - Look at your current text to see if it is available for free through library databases; Step 3 - Locate an OER text and check if an entire OER textbook already exists for a course; Step 4 - Browse many open repositories to see what content is available; Step 5 - Supplement by looking at the learning objectives for a class and find different materials for different topics; Step 6- Ask for assistance from a librarian to get help finding OER for your class.

"Six Steps to OER" by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Librarians, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License / Modified text from original.

OER Sources

Discipline Specific OER

Google Analytics Usage

Lesley University Library uses Google Analytics to capture and analyze web statistics, which uses cookies. No personal information is stored within cookies. See the Google Privacy Center - Privacy Policy to learn more. To opt-out of Google Analytics, you can install an add-on for your browser.

Designed and maintained by Lesley University Librarians
Website based on LibGuides 2 Customization