Open educational resources are free and openly licensed (public domain, Creative Commons) educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes.
From Creative Commons
The 5 attributes of OERs give you permission to:
Retain - the right to own, archive, and make copies of the content
Reuse - content can be reused in its unaltered form
Revise - content can be adapted, adjusted, modified, and altered
Remix - original or revised content can be combined with other content to create something new
Redistribute - copies of the content can be shared with others in its original, revised or remixed form
Open Education Fact Sheet by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
A Faculty Perspective on Open Textbooks by Prof. Rajiv Jhangiani
2015-16 Babson Survey on the State of OER in U.S. Higher Ed. commissioned by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
OER Stories from faculty at Washington State Community and Technical Colleges
U.S. Student PIRG Reports by Ethan Senack et al.
College Textbook prices have risen 88% since 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, September 2016
Triaging Textbook Costs from Inside Higher Ed
Let us know about OERs you've developed or adopted in your course!
Email Prof. Cailean Cooney, Chair of the Library's OER Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or contact your library liaison.
Analog and Digital Telephony by Prof. Zory Marantz
Anatomy and Physiology by Prof. Debbie Priftakis
Biology I Lab Manual by Prof. Jeremy Seto
Business and Professional Communication by Prof. David Lee
Chemistry I Lab Manual by Prof. Suresh Tewani
Construction Management II by Prof. Anne Marie Sowder
Critical Health Psychology by Prof. Amanda Almond
Health and Safety in Production by Prof. Sue Brandt
Introduction to Mechanics by Prof. Ari Maller
Marketing Management for Hospitality Services by Prof. Heejun (Ellen) Kim
Precalculus Textbook by Profs. Thomas Tradler and Holly Carley
Programming Fundamentals by Prof. Raffi Khatchadourian
Art History Teaching Resources by Michelle Millar Fisher, Graduate Center, and Karen Shelby, Baruch College
Calculus I Textbook: Calculus for Everyone by Prof. Sandra Kingan, Brooklyn College
Critical Thinking: Primary Concepts by Prof. James DiGiovanna, John Jay College
Philosophy Textbooks by Prof. Phil Pecorino, QCC
Visionlearning: Your Insight into Science founded by Prof. Anthony Carpi, John Jay College
Browse Academic Works, CUNY's new institutional repository for more CUNY made OER!