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Learning Objects, Open Courseware & Open Textbooks

Selective list of major learning object repositories, sources of open university courseware, and selected learning object resources licensed by the University of Toronto.

OpenStax College

Rice University's OpenStax College hosts a repository of introductory university-level Open Textbooks. OpenStax College textbooks can be apdapted and modified to an instructor's requirements.


Open Textbook Project

 The Open Textbook Project, an initiative of BC Campus, provides a range of Open Textbooks in an effort to reduce student costs.  The BC Open Textbook collection is based on the Top 40 first- and second-year enrolled courses at public postsecondary institutions in British Columbia.

Open Textbook Library

The University of Minnesota's Open Textbook Library brings together the Open Textbook repositories of 9 postsecondary institutions.You can browse subjects in Accounting & Finance, Business, Management & Marketing, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics, General Education, Humanities & Language, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Natural & Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. 

OER Commons

Interdisciplinary and ranging from preschool to graduate level education, OER Commons is a dynamic digital library and network. From a single point of access in OER Commons, you can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons' growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality lesson plans, interactive modules and courses. Explore open education resources such as full university courses, interactive mini-lessons and simulations, open textbooks, adaptations of existing open work and K-12 lessons plans worksheets and activities.