Typically, most instructors begin their quest for an open textbook by searching the many established open textbook and OER collections available which are listed below.
Other ways to find open textbooks or other OER include:
- Connect with your library
- Ask your colleagues what OER they use
- Conduct an advanced Google search: https://www.google.ca/advanced_search
- Get your students to find open resources, have them do a content review, and post the results to your course website or Learning Management System (LMS)
Evaluating an open educational resource collection
To help you assess the collections or repositories you are searching, refer to Open Education Resource Repository (OERR) Rubric, developed by the the BCOER Librarians Working Group. This document is listed below.