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Earth & Environmental Sciences Open Educational Resources
These links will take you directly to the portions of databases that contain materials relevant to Earth & Environmental Sciences. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Feel free to explore the General Collections to find additional resources.
InTech Open - Environmental Sciences (textbooks)
Over 170 peer-reviewed open access books from InTech Open.
InTech Open - Earth & Planetary Sciences (textbooks)
Over 170 peer-reviewed open access books from InTech Open
Open Educational Resources from the Penn State College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (courseware)
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' OER initiative enables departments and individual faculty to provide resources free-of-charge under a Creative Commons license. As long as they adhere to the license, teachers and learners around the world are free to download, remix, translate, localize, and make these materials their own.
MIT Open Courseware - Earth Science
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
HippoCampus.org - Environmental Science (courseware)
Hippocampus offers educators a wide variety of multimedia content online, including videos, animations, and simulations. An additional feature offers educators the ability to create "playlists" for their students, which correlate specifically to their particular instruction material.
Open Learn - Nature & Environment (courseware)
Open Learn is an initiative of The Open University, UK. It provides supplemental materials for educators, including articles, podcasts, videos, games, and much more. In addition, it offers more than 700 free online classes.
MERLOT-Earth & Environmental Science (textbooks)
All the materials in MERLOT are reviewed for suitability for retention in the collection. Many undergo the more extensive "peer review" for which MERLOT is famous. MERLOT presents annual awards for various categories of materials added to or used in the collection. As described in Material Link Checking and Removal, all material URL's in the collection are reviewed frequently for sustainability.
LibreTexts-Geosciences (textbooks and courseware)
The LibreTexts approach is highly collaborative where an Open Access textbook environment is under constant revision by students, faculty, and outside experts to supplant conventional paper-based books.
Pressbooks Directory-Earth Science (textbooks)
Pressbooks supports blended and online learning with an intuitive authoring platform for educational material, an extensive directory of public books and open educational resources (OER), and secure methods of delivering content to learning management systems (LMS). Create or import content, add multimedia and interactive elements like quizzes, integrate content into the LMS, deliver content online and in multiple downloadable formats, and assess and track student learning—all with one easy-to-use platform.