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Open Educational Resources (OER) at Wright

Welcome to OER at Wright!

Open Textbooks Adopted at Wright

Perspectives Anthropology Textbook Cover image


Beverly Bennett, Social Sciences
Jo Zalea Matias, Anthropology

Concepts of Biology

Alicia Anzaldo for Biology 121

Anatomy and Physiology

Mira Kolodkin, Noah Marshall, Erin Lambers, and Darlene Attiah for Biology 226 and Biology 227.

Calculus Volume 2

Used by Hellen Colman for Math 208: Calculus 2

Math in Society

Julius Nadas, Math 118

A First Course in Linear Algebra

Used by Hellen Colman for Math 212: Linear Algebra

Applied Discrete Structures

Hellen Colman for Math 146: Discrete Math

American Government 2e

Merry Mayer for Political Science 201

International Relations

Merry Mayer, Political Science 204

What is OER?

What are Open Educational Resources?

"OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge."

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

How can I get started with OER?

You're in the right place! This guide is made with beginners in mind, but will hopefully be a useful tool throughout your OER journey.

Learn about the foundation of OER by reading about copyright and open licensing on the next page of this guide.

Find some resources: Open textbooks might be a good place to start, but there is so much more!

Think about accessibility. OER are more than just digital resources, but many operate in digital spaces. Access and design for all learners is important!

Consider authoring and/or sharing your own OER! If you have created something that could be useful to other educators/learners, or even if you remix some open content in a new way, consider sharing it!