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OER Expand Content Options For Educators

by Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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An Amazing Collection of Free Textbooks for Teachers

This is basically a curated collection featuring over 200 free textbooks, or what is conventionally referred to as open textbooks. These materials are written by scholars with expertise in their domain.

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Growing Options in OER

Open educational resources, or OER, hold promise to bring a wider range of educational materials to classrooms in a cost-effective manner. But, navigating through the myriad of options can be a challenge. This curated collection may help. Are there options here that could help augment your classroom instruction?

Open Culture provides a repository of free cultural and educational media, including audio books, online courses, textbooks, ebooks, movies and more. They’re one of a growing number of digital content repositories designed to meet the needs of teachers in K-12 and higher ed being made available by new market entrants as well as traditional publishers like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and others. Open educational resources are proving to offer some sound alternatives to higher-priced textbook options both in terms of costs and access to up-to-date information.