Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

This guide--a work in progress--provides information for learning about open educational resources (OER) and curates a collection of OER repositories for use by Western faculty and staff.

Places to Find Open Educational Resources

Looking specifically for textbooks?

Looking for learning objects, media, and ancillaries?

Want to search across multiple collections for all kinds of content?

Pro/con assessments are adapted from the University of Texas Libraries OER guide, https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/OER/find, used and adapted with permission thanks to a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 2.0 Generic License.

Discipline-Specific OER Resources

For additional discipline specific resources, the lists from Fox Valley and Kirkwood Community College are very good (and why reinvent the wheel?).

Search for Creative Commons Licensed Media

There are many great resources out there for finding media (images, video, and music) that you can legally use. A Creative Commons license is a good signal for finding usable content. Here are a few of our favorite places for finding media released with a Creative Commons license.

Images

Video

Music


Western Technical College
Western Technical College Learning Commons
Student Success Center, Room 201
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601
learningcommons@westerntc.edu
State Relay: 711
EEO Statement

Learn more about Western and the Learning Commons.
The Learning Commons provides library and academic support services on campus and online. The Learning Commons will set you up for success!

Creative Commons License
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. For details and exceptions, see the Library Copyright Statement.
©2020, Western Technical College

If you are experiencing disability related accessibility issues with any information on this website, please email AccessServices@westerntc.edu or call 608-785-9524.