Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. (definition from unesco)
There are many things to consider beyond money in how information is used in courses. David Wiley explains a couple of these in this 3 minute video.
The following links share sites dedicated to the use of OER and assisting faculty in finding resources for their courses. If you would like additional help, please contact TeLS anytime.
BC Campus & OpenEd ( http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/ )
College Open Textbooks ( http://collegeopentextbooks.org/ )
OpenStax ( http://cnx.org/ )
Open Washington ( http://www.openwa.org/find-oer/ )
California Open Online Library ( http://www.cool4ed.org/ )
Open Textbook LIbrary ( http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ )
Applied Math and Science Education Repository ( https://amser.org/SPT–Home.php )
Scottsdale Community College- Math ( https://sccmath.wordpress.com/oer/ )
There are other sites dedicated to OER and we invite you to share them by adding a comment below.