Skip to main content

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Designed for educators at the University of Missouri, this guide covers ways to find and create Open Educational Resources. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 International License.

Welcome!

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.

March 2020: A Message from OpenStax

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:

 

License and Acknowledgements

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Thanks to:

  • Scott Curtis, OER Coordinator at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Libraries, for contributing content and navigational design. Check out Scott's OER guide at https://libguides.library.umkc.edu/OER.
  • Grace Atkins, former Outreach and OER Librarian at the University of Missouri Libraries, who created and managed the original versions of this guide.

Request a Team Consultation!

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.

Need Help?

Joe Askins's picture
Joe Askins
Contact:
158 Ellis Library
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7637