Scholarly Communication: Can I find ‘open’ resources for my teaching?
The Scholarly Communications committee provides Bucknell’s faculty scholars with customized information, education, and guidance as well as the technical resources and support services needed throughout all steps of the scholarly communications process.
There are many repositories and “referatories” to OER, but unfortunately, there isn’t a single catalog of these materials. Additionally, although the kind of OER content that is available is growing, much of the content focuses on entry-level, high enrollment courses, where the most savings can be realized for students. That is, hopefully, changing, as the development of open content is increasingly acknowledged as scholarly for tenure and promotion at institutions around the world.
There are various ways to search for open content:
In WorldCat, you can use the “Content Type” limiter to include in your results only those materials that are available as open access