Faculty and students may think that the term "Open Educational Resources" (or OER) simply means “free textbooks.” While some OER are open textbooks, other types and formats of learning tools are OER as well. These resources (and more!) can be found using the University of Missouri Libraries’ Open Educational Resources Research Guide.
OpenStax has collected resources useful for anyone who is teaching courses remotely, including tips for moving courses online, online homework software offered for free this semester, and curated community resources. Watch this video for a walkthrough of simple steps for moving courses online:
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Are you ready to explore more affordable textbook options for your students? Do you need help customizing existing OER or creating and sharing your own open materials? Request a team consultation! We can match you with MU librarians, instructional designers, and bookstore administrators who can guide you through the process of locating, evaluating, and using affordable and open educational resources. Click here to request a team consultation.