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Open Textbooks, OER & Other Open or Free Resources for Faculty

A guide to exploring open textbook options for faculty.

Request OER help

Ask for help with OER adoption or use! Just fill out this form and we'll get back to you:

Search for Open Textbooks & Other OER

Kirkwood's own T4LT Podcasters have a great 3-part series on resources for locating OER:

  1. T4LT Sharing Resources Part 1
  2. T4LT Sharing Resources Part 2
  3. T4LT Open Educational Resources Part 3

All-in-one meta-searches

Open Textbook sources, often with ancillary materials

Other Free or Open Licensed eBooks

Other OER search sites

Discipline-Specific OER Sources

- In addition to these resources, see the OER People and Projects at Kirkwood guide. 

OER by Discipline from San Bernardino Valley College: an excellent place to start your OER search!


Career & Technical Fields

Language Learning

Math and Sciences

Nursing and Allied Health

Social Sciences

Open and/or Free Music, Images, Films & other Media

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6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA


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