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Fairmont State University GeoSavvy Guide: Learn (OER)

Open Source Education and Free Resources



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Free-to-use content, textbooks, lessons, or other educational materials. 

Introduction to Earth Science (WVU Renton)

ESRI Free GIS & Geography ebooks

Open Source GIS Education (Storymaps)

Geography-Open Educational Textbooks (Humboldt)

Geography Textbooks (Center for Open Education MN)

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)  

AmericaView (Earth Observation Network)

BMCC Open Educational Resources (SUNY)

Introduction to GIS with Open Education Materials (Kennesaw State University/University of North Georgia)

GIScience Classics LibGuide (UCLA)

The Anthropocene Network (IUPUI)

Open Mapping Education (U.S. Census)

Our Beautiful Earth (NSTA)

Geospatial Information Technology in Fragile Contexts (U.N.)



Open Educational Courses, Modules, or MOOCs (massive open online course) that are free to use without charge. 

Spatial Thinking in Education



By Topic Area

Open Educational Resources by Subject. Search for keywords: Spatial, Mapping, Geography, Geospatial

NASA Science: Learning Resources (Earth Observation) 

National Centers for Environmental Information 

NOBA OER Psychology Textbooks

Drama-based Instruction (The University of Texas at Austin) Check out spatial activities like Soundscapes 

Open Access Textbooks