Do you know about an open resource not listed here? Do you teach an OER-based or zero-textbook cost course and want to share an assignment or lesson plan?

TeachOER is a living archive, contributing to a cross-disciplinary, faculty-driven dialogue about teaching with and creating OER.

We invite submissions  of teaching materials from faculty at all levels and in all disciplines. These should be appropriate for undergraduate or graduate students, and all teaching materials must be linked to openly-licensed learning objects. The learning objects may be OER/openly-licensed materials you have developed or materials created by others with an appropriate open license. If you are unsure if your work would be appropriate for TeachOER, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

If your submission is accepted we will ask you to provide:

  • Links to the openly-licensed OER(s) that you worked with and/or developed.
  • Teaching artifacts (e.g. assignments, in-class activities, course units) that you’ve created that show how you have incorporated the OER in your course.
  • A brief reflection that provides an overview of the linked OER, some context for your contribution, and a description of your approach to developing and/or using OERs. This reflection could include answers to questions such as:
      • What approach did you take in curating or developing your OER materials? Why did you choose these materials and how did you make them available to students (e.g. posted to your course site, emailed directly to students, linked from the syllabus)? What is the specific value to students?
      • What have you learned from curating/developing these materials? What will you change? What additional resources do you need or recommend to others (e.g. knowledge of a digital tool, a library consultation, a specific amount of time)?
      • How has teaching with OERs changed your course, pedagogy, or thinking?
      • Are there any potential technical complications or other issues instructors should be aware of when teaching with this OER?

All of the above materials will be published on under a Creative Commons license of your choice. If desired, you will be credited with authorship and given the option to link to your personal or professional website.

Please note, all submissions will be reviewed by a member of the TeachOER team as well as a faculty member with knowledge of the discipline, if appropriate. Once we’ve had a chance to review your submission, we may ask that you make some revisions. In general, these revision requests are in the spirit of making your material accessible to a wider audience, honoring any copyright/FERPA issues, and creating some consistency within the repository overall.

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We look forward to hearing from you!