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Open Educational Resources: Searching for OER

Resources for locating Open Educational Resources for Educators and Librarians

OER Worksheet Tutorial

Often exploration starts with a desire to replace or add course material in a specific format. In other instances, looking for specific information is primary while the format is secondary. Using a document to brainstorm before launching into searching reduces time spent looking and often the frustration that comes with extensive searching Common OER repository formats include:

  • TextbooksVideosHandoutsArticles, and more

Reviewing current formats and resources can be helpful when starting. Using a worksheet is a good way to organize and track research.

For this exercise, use the OER Worksheet to guide find relevant existing content.


OER Worksheet

Use the OER Worksheet to organize searching and researching for OER. Save a copy to your own Google Drive or download a copy. Click here to access the worksheet



“Open Educational Resource LibGuide” by Rachel Becker and Madison Area Technical College Libraries is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 International license.