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Mechanical Engineering: Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources are freely accessible educational resources that can be used, re-mixed, and altered for educational purposes.  They can include full courses, parts of courses, videos, handouts, tutorials, etc...

The Open Education Consortium is a global, non-profit consortium of educational institutions that advocates for global open education.  Its website includes news and information on recent initiatives. 

SPARC is another global coalition that advocates for open education, open access, and open data.  Its website includes background information on open initiatives as well as news on recent legislation.

Books and Textbooks

OER Search Engines

Use these search engines to search multiple sites with OER resources:

oasis logo (developed at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library)

Mason O E R metafinder(developed by George Mason University Libraries)

Open Access Courses, Assignments, and Learning Objects

Interactive Simulations

P h E T interatcive simulations logo

Images and Videos

pixabay logoPixabay:  "...copyright free images and videos.  All contents are released under Creative Commons CC0, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist"


open clip art logoopenclipart: Drawings and clipart that are all in the public domain.


Creative Commons search logo

Creative Commons Search: Allows you to search different image and video sources using different CC criteria.


pixnio logo Pixnio: High quality public domain images that can be used freely for any personal or commercial use.