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Geography: Open Educational Resources

Physical and Human Geography

What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?

"Open Educational Resources" by Ron Mader is licensed under CC BY 2.0

OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. ~ William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

For a more comprehensive overview on OER, see:

  • Open Educational Resources - a guide designed to assist faculty in the exploration, identification, selection and adoption of Open Educational Resources.


Open Educational Resources in Geography

"Geography" by slon_dot_pics is licensed under CC

Below are a few OER Geography course materials available. The ACC Libraries' Open Educational Resources Guide as well as websites such as Open Geography Education list additional Open Educational Resources in Geography.

  • World Regional Geography by Caitlin Finlayson (University of Mary Washington)
  • Physical Geography provided by Lumen Learning
  • British Columbia in Global Context by Arthur Green (Okanagan College), Siobhan McPhee (University of British Columbia), Aviv Ettya (University of the Fraser Valley), Britta Ricker (Simon Fraser University), Cristina Temenos (Simon Fraser University)
  • OER Commons geography lessons and projects for Professors

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