Find OER in Pressbooks’ collections hub

Pressbooks’ collections hub is a space to find great open textbooks to adopt and/or adapt for the classroom.

Below you’ll find five collections curated by the Pressbooks librarian to celebrate and share examples of excellence in open education. You’ll also see a featured collection that highlights new and important work. All of these books can be found in Pressbooks Directory, an index of over 3,500 free books and other open educational resources.

9 book covers demonstrating a variety of books found in Pressbooks Directory, an index of open textbooks, OER, and public works

Featured collection: Student-led OER

The student-led OER collection features open pedagogy projects that empower students to create their own course material. This approach is aimed at increasing student engagement and investment in the course by giving them a sense of ownership. Examples of student-led OER include collections of essays, research projects, design portfolios, personal stories, and more. Such projects can be used to benefit future students and faculty, enhance students’ portfolios, gather useful research data, and include greater intersectionality in course materials.

Curated collections

Click on any of these collections to browse open textbooks that are relevant to the topic and a range of blog posts that can help further your understanding of key fields tackled by the open education community.

Learn more about the process of curating these collections in our librarian’s blog post.

High enrollment

Open textbooks designed for large introductory courses

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Language learning

Open and interactive books for learning languages

Interactive OER

OER that has been enhanced with H5P elements like quizzes and flashcards

Healthcare

Free educational resources for students in healthcare-related fields like nursing, pharmacology, and much more

Open education

Excellent resources for open education practitioners of all kinds—librarians, educators, administrators, students, and support staff

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