Resources – Open Textbooks and Open Courses

Click on the linked headings to visit the websites.

VCCS EdTech Blog

The VCCS EdTech Blog is where system-wide projects, adoptions, and course creation are announced and often linked. Subscribing to this blog is just one more way of staying connected to the latest developments in OER.

Lumen Learning Open Courses

These are complete OER-based courses that can be adopted “as is” or customized to meet your course needs/objectives—a great source of content!

Lardbucket 2012 Book Archive 

All of the books in this archive are available in different formats and are licensed CC BY-NC-SA.


The Open Course Library is a project undertaken by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) to offer shareable, openly licensed (CC BY) course materials for 81 high-enrollment courses. The recently redesigned website enables users to search for resources using course titles and/or descriptions.

OpenStax College

OpenStax College is a nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Its free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet scope and sequence requirements of higher-education courses. Through partnerships with companies and foundations committed to reducing costs for students, OpenStax College is working to improve access to higher education for all. OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University and is made possible through the generous support of several philanthropic foundations.

MIT OpenCourseWare

MIT OpenCourseWare is a cornerstone of MIT’s ongoing commitment to openly sharing educational resources. OpenCourseWare continues to grow, with more new and updated courses, more video and interactive resources, and enhancements like OCW Scholar and OCW Educator. As the online options for learners and teachers continue to multiply, the value of MIT OpenCourseWare—free and open materials spanning the entire MIT curriculum—has never been greater.