Open Education Resources and Repositories

The following is a list of resources where you can find open education resources to support your teaching and learning.  Open Education Resources are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing.

SUNY OER Courses
Explore this catalog of courses curated from open educational resources (OER) and supported for SUNY institutions by Lumen Learning.

The US Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program has created a free and open online library called SkillsCommons containing free and open learning materials and program support materials for job-driven workforce development.  The Open Educational Resources (OER) are produced by community colleges across the nation and can be found, reused, revised, retained, redistributed and remixed by individuals, institutions, and industry.

Free and open resources designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Specifically, MERLOT is a growing catalog of online learning materials, peer reviews, learning assignments, and user comments, organized by discipline into specific discipline communities and created to help faculty enhance their instruction that anyone can use for free. At the moment has more than 14,000 resources. It was developed by California State University Center for Distributed Learning (Visit CSU-CDL).

Not only can you search the repository for resources in various academic disciplines, but there are a series of community portals

MERLOT Mobile Learning Portal
The mobile learning community portal provide you with the tools, resources, and ideas you need to help develop, discover, and/or use mobile computing in your teaching and learning activities.  Here you can find mobile apps for education,  learn teach strategies, and use the teaching with mobile apps template in the free content builder to share an capture your pedagogies for effectively using mobile apps in education.

MERLOTx Open Textbooks
MERLOTx is a free, open online collection of quality learning resources across a wide range of academic and workforce disciplines.

Open SUNY Textbooks
There are currently 8 open textbooks and more in development

Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) at SUNY
There is a list of a ton of different repositories you can search to locate OER and Open Textbooks.

Community College Consortium for Open Education Resources
Here you can browse over 750+ open textbooks 

a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:

  • authors create and collaborate
  • instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
  • learners find and explore content

Free open courses on many different disciplines. You can go through the courses and utilize any of the resources.

Khan Academy
A library of over 3,000 videos to support Math, Art History, Economics, Science, World History, Finance, and Computer Science. Students can make use of our extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Teachers can get reports on student progress and more.

Smart History by Khan Academy
Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. We make high-quality introductory art history content freely available to anyone, anywhere. Smarthistory is a platform for the discipline where art historians contribute in their areas of expertise and learners come from across the globe. We offer nearly 500 videos and these are being translated into dozens of languages. Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker created Smarthistory and are the Executive Editors. Videos are also available on Khan and the Khan Academy app. Smarthistory and Khan Academy are 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporations.

The Open CourseWare Consortium
is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.

Flat World Knowledge: This is a college textbook publisher whose books are published under an open license. This allows professors to customize the books they order – edit, add to, mix-up – or use as-is. Students can access the books online for free or can pay for print-on-demand and audiobook versions.

MIT OpenCourseWare
Here you can find course materials used in the teaching of virtually all of MIT’s courses available on the Web, free of charge. There are courses, videos, audio’s simulations and lecture.


Boundless improves education for millions of students and educators through educational resources powered by cloud technology. With content created by a community of educators, who work side-by-side with subject-matter experts, Boundless provides ready-to-use online content, study materials, and assessment items to make teaching more efficient and learning more effective. The company has raised nearly $10 million in venture funding and reaches more than 3 million students and educators.

It’s innovation in education. And the time is right. OpenStax College offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers. Adopt a book today for a turnkey classroom solution or modify it to suit your teaching approach. Free online and low-cost in print, OpenStax College books are built for today’s student budgets.

Open Textbook Library
Open textbooks are real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively.
This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.

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