Open Educational Resources (OER) are high-quality, openly licensed, online educational materials that offer an extraordinary opportunity for people everywhere to share, use, and reuse knowledge (Hewlett Foundation).

Open Educational Resources created by Cleveland State University faculty are posted here in EngagedScholarship@CSU. You can find more OERs by visiting the sites below or perusing the catalog of freely accessible textbooks in Pressbooks@MSL.

  • OpenStax College
    OpenStax College is an initiative of Rice University and hosts a collection high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks.

  • Open Textbook Library
    Cleveland State University is a member of the Open Education Network which sponsors the Open Textbook Library. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. They can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. The Open Education Network is an active community of higher education leaders who work together to build sustainable open education programs.

  • Teaching Commons
    The Teaching Commons brings together high-quality OER from leading colleges and universities. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more.

  • Ohio Research Commons
    The Ohio Research Commons makes research at Ohio institutions openly available to scholars around the world. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions and hosted by bepress, the Ohio Research Commons includes a growing collection of original scholarly work by faculty and students, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, undergraduate and graduate theses, and working papers.


Browse the Open Educational Resources Collections:

OER Books

OER Course Materials

OER Lectures