Digital Curriculum Project

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or are under copyright that have been released under an open license, that permit no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, adaptation and redistribution by others. (definition by UNESCO)

 

ECMECC & MPCC Digital Curriculum Project

In 2012 and 2013, ECMECC partnered with the Minnesota Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum (MPCC) which created digital textbooks for middle school math and science. In subsequent years, other digital curriculum resources for math, science, social studies and English/language arts for grades 3 through 12 were added. Please refer to the links below for more information. Content hasn't been updated since 2020, but much of it is still quality content to use.

 

Newer OER Resources

There are several resources that can be used to locate and curate digital OER. Below is a list of several to explore:

HIGH SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY LEVEL

  • CK-12 - FREE, Customizable & Interactive Platform

  • Utah's Open Textbook Project - Utah Education Network: These resources are created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and The Utah State Board of Education staff.

  • Michigan Open Book Project - K12 - Social Studies curriculum

  • Washington Dept. of Public Instruction OER - K-12 open educational resources created by and curated for Washington educators

  • Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) - when you hit “Search” the OER Metafinder performs a simultaneous search across 23 different sources of open educational materials. Better for supplementary materials.

  • MERLOT - one of the original OER Databases - be sure to use the filters to narrow your search

  • OER Commons - public digital library of open educational resources​​

CONTENT SPECIFIC OER

Please Note: These sites contain resources with varying "degrees of openness". Please make sure to check the licensing on each individual resource you are using prior to editing or distributing.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION (CIS, AP)

  • OpenStax - OpenStax is part of Rice University

  • Open Textbook Library - Open Textbook Library is a part of the University of Minnesota

  • BC Campus OpenEd - The B.C. Open Textbook Collection, Canada’s first major repository of these OER, is available for all to use

  • GALILEO Open Learning Materials - GALILEO Open Learning Materials brings together open educational resources throughout the University System of Georgia, including open textbooks and ancillary materials.

  • Saylar Academy Open Textbooks - offer nearly 100 full-length courses at the college and professional levels

  • Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) - when you hit “Search” the OER Metafinder performs a simultaneous search across 23 different sources of open educational materials.

  • MERLOT - one of the original OER Databases - be sure to use the filters to narrow your search

  • OER Commons - public digital library of open educational resources​