Published by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, OER Mythbusting addresses the top seven myths about OER in North American higher education.
Open Oregon Educational Resources
Open Oregon Educational Resources promotes textbook affordability for community college and university students, and facilitates widespread adoption of open, low-cost, high-quality materials. Link to their FAQ site to learn more about OER.
OER Research ToolKit
Resources developed by the Open Education Group (OEG) based at Brigham Young University.
Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN)
OPEN (Open Professionals Education Network) provides free support and technical assistance to all Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training grantees with information and professional development.
School of Open
Website for open community of volunteers providing free online courses and training on "openness" in a digital world.
Open Textbook Accessibility
The goal of the Accessiblity Toolkit is to provide the resources needed so that each content creator has the opportunity to create a truly open and accessible textbook.
Digital Public Library of America
Many universities, public libraries and other public organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society's digitized cultural heritage.
Use your StarID and password login info if you get a login box.
Free digital copies of textbooks
Digital access to articles through MNLINK (for articles not available through SCC databases)
Ebooks & Audiobooks:
TdS Overdrive or Taylor North Mankato Library Overdrive (use your TdS or TNM Library Card login)
National Emergency Library (research books, etc.)
Audible Stories (free)
If you have a library card from your hometown library, you may have access to their e-resources.
Online Labs in: aims to serve as a comprehensive, encyclopedic reference about online labs in a variety of subjects, particularly virtual laboratory simulations for science education. We categorize useful listings for online lab simulations, virtual science experiments and free educational software.
MERLOT offers a collection of virtual labs in a variety of science disciplines, but note that you will not be able to capture student performance data. Many textbooks also provide interactive lab-based resources if you have adopted the book for your course.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments: Students can watch videos of experiments; students to first make predictions and then discuss the results. Offers videos of experiments, including many designed for students.
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