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Philosophy: Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Textbooks - Online

Open Textbook Library on Philosophy
Open textbooks provided by Center for Open Education

BC Open Textbooks on Philosophy
BC Open textbooks include Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking. Provided by BC campus OpenEd program.

Internet Archive - Philosophy
"Like a paper library, Internet Archive provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public." The mission of Internet Archive "is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use."

"The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and On-Line Teaching (MERLOT) is a high quality collection of interactive learning materials, assignments, ..."

A Modern Formal Logic Primer - UC Davis -  by Dr. Paul Teller
Consists of two volumes, volume 1 presents sentence logic, and of volume II, part 1 explains predicate logic, and part 2 introduces meta theory.

Open Textbook Library
Textbooks that every students have access to. Search and access the collection in philosphy.

Project Gutenberg - Philosophy Bookshelf
Project Gutenberg offer 59,000 free ebooks to all. The books can be downloaded into mobile devices and the resources can be accessed without a special app.

Hathi Trust Digital
A collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world

Why use OER?

Why Use OER?

To increase access to higher education.

By making sure that each course includes all of the course materials and resources that students need, we are putting all students on the same level.  Each student has equal access to the same information, ensuring fairness and equality among all students enrolled in the OER course.

To make higher education more affordable.

By eliminating the burden of additional textbook costs for students, the actual cost of taking an OER course is reduced.  Often, this is a significant reduction in cost which translates to considerable savings over time. This can result in much lower student debt, making attaining a degree easier and more valuable.

To increase student success.

By giving all students in an OER course equal access, and removing the burden of additional expenses to those who can least afford them, students have a better chance of being successful in the course, continuing their enrollment, and achieving their academic goals.

Some material excerpted from the presentation description for The OER Trifecta: Access, Affordability and Student Success presented by Dr. Wm. Preston Davis for WCET, Nov 21, 2014. 


Open Educational Resources (OER) - Collection of ebooks in Philosophy - Humboldt State University
Resources for finding "sustainable teaching and learning materials" put together by Humboldt State University.

OER Commons - Explore - Create - Collaborate
A public digital iibrary of open educational resources. Search and build your own collections to read and teach. Build your own resources, teach and publish!



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