Introduction to Psychology is an adapted textbook produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing and reviewed by faculty from multiple academic institutions. It is available in full-text online and can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Each chapter and sub-chapter section includes Learning Objectives, Key Takeaways, Student Exercises, and References.
The Open Educational Resources Faculty Program at Bristol Community College was launched in April 2014 and supported by the Transformation Agenda and Pathways grants. The OER faculty program was designed to provide support and professional development for BCC faculty who were interested in ceasing textbook use and moving to the adoption of OERs for their course readings. This HLT116 Syllabus is a product of that program.
MIT has created several undergraduate courses that are entirely open. This means that all materials produced or used in the course are available online under Creative Commons licenses, including presentation slides, lecture videos, course readings, all assignments or exercises, exams, and more.
For example, a person interested in OERs related to mathematics and statistics might use:
All of the above materials created by Jeremy Orloff, and Jonathan Bloom. 18.05 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Spring 2014. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed 18 Dec, 2015). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) was established in 2007 as a joint effort by individual community colleges, regional and statewide consortia, and many other educational partners to develop and use open educational resources, open textbooks, and open courseware to expand access to higher education and improve teaching and learning.
The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) launched the OER Commons in 2007, to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the site offers engagement with resources for curriculum alignment, quality evaluation, social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing.
The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system of scholarly communication. View their helpful OER Fact Sheet to learn more about Open Educational Resources, how they are used, and why they are important.