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Open Educational Resources & Affordable Course Content

This guide serves as a starting point for faculty members interesting in integrating open and affordable course content into their classes.

Finding Content

To facilitate the use of affordable and open educational resources, the first step is finding suitable replacements for your existing course content that allow you to continue to meet the learning objectives and course competencies for your class. While there is a great deal of content that is discoverable through general searching options, the search tools listed below provide you a focused searching.

Search: Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)

The Mason OER Metafinder searches these quality content sources:

Open Textbooks & Affordable Course Content

In addition to the content searched through the Mason OER Metafinder, here are additional resources to review. This is not an exhaustive list but a starting point.

Open Course Content

OpenCourseware (OCW) is institutionally driven and provides access to course material developed by faculty members. Here is a starting point for those interested in using this type of content.