OER Repositories

Course Materials

There are countless openly available course materials in a variety of disciplines if you know where to locate them. SBCTC has vetted the sites that provide the best quality open course materials, such as assessments, syllabi, readings, and lectures. These resources have been assembled to help you choose what best fit your needs.

Mason OER Metafinder
The OER Metafinder launches a real-time, simultaneous search across 21 different sources of open educational materials.  It includes sites that containwhere valuable but often overlooked educational materials but not all items are "open" in the strictest interpretation so usage rights should be checked.

OASIS is a meta-search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier.  Content is included from over a hundred sources and hundreds of thousands of records.

OER Commons
OER Commons is a public digital library of records from numerous prodiders of open educational resources. Explore, create, and collaborate with educators around the world to improve curriculum.

Open Education Consortium

Open Education Consortium is NOT a content provider. Instead, they search available open educational materials and provide the links. It is probably the most comprehensive and accurate OER search engine out there. 

Skills Commons

Skills Commons is the official repository of all deliverables from the US Department of Labor (DOL)'s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program.


Provides access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools, led by an international community of educators, learners and researchers.  All the materials in MERLOT are reviewed for suitability for retention in the collection and many undergo the more extensive "peer review".


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