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OER by discipline.

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Getting Starting with OER

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Affordable Learning Solutions @ CSUB


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Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible online teaching and learning materials. They can be videos, textbooks, quizzes, learning modules and more. This guide collects the best-of-the-best OER and organizes them by college and department.

CSUB ALS Faculty Showcase

CSUB AL$ Faculty Showcases in Merlot

OpenStax Free Textbooks

OER Commons

CSU Affordable Learning Solutions

Open Textbook Network

Skills Commons

For additional information regarding OER and the Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative at CSUB please contact Sandra Bozarth at

Creative Commons License

AffordaCreative Commons Licenseble Learning Solutions: Open Educational Resources by College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Under this license, you are free to copy and redistribute the material it contains in any medium or format. Also, you may remix, transform, and build upon the material.


This guide has many authors. Thank you to Adriana Poo, Linda Crotty, Ann Agee, Christina Mune, Cory Laurence, Markita Dawson, Marva Tomer, and Michelle Chimento.