Open Educational Resources (OER) are instructional materials that anyone can use, create, and customize for learning and teaching. OER are either in the public domain, or have an intellectual property license that permits free use and repurposing. OER has the potential to significantly lower the cost of education, thus making academia more accessible to all. OER also enables teachers and students to customize their educational materials to fit their needs.
The OER featured in this guide includes:
Use the tabs to the left to explore Science & Technology OER by subject.
The DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is a community-curated directory of over 11,000 open access peer-reviewed journals that provide vast coverage of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities.
PLOS (Public Library of Science) is an open access publisher dedicated to accelerating progress in science and medicine. Explore the collection of specialized journals or learn how to get involved with PLOS to contribute to an open ethos.
OER Commons Stem Literacy is a searchable database that enables the discovery of a multitude of OER resources, and allows users to refine searches by education level, education standard, material type, and more.