This guide equips faculty with the tools to uncover, evaluate, and make the most of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

OER Search Strategy Tips

Steps to get started:

  1. Consider your course objectives and learning outcomes.
  2. Start drafting some ideas using the OER Treasure Hunt Worksheet.
  3. Begin searching some basic OER repositories.

Pro Tips:

  • Many repositories allow you to reduce results by education level, subject, or publication year.
  • You may not find everything you want in one resource and that's OK! Creating an OER course means you could use:
    • one resource
    • create your own resource
    • remix a resource
    • gather many resources from different voices and formats

"Developing a Search Strategy" by UC Davis Library, UC Davis is licensed under CC BY 4.0

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