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Open Educational Resources: Geography OER

Educational materials made freely and legally available on the Internet for anyone to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute.

Government Resources
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Major Repositories

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From BCCampus

LardBucket 2012




Films on Demand

OER Geography Textbooks

By Whole world - land and oceans.jpg: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center derivative work: ויקיג'אנקי [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Visualization Tools

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Gapminder is a tool to help create free teaching resources  based on reliable statistics.

If it were my
If It Were My Home
 is a tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

USGS National Geological Map Database

TED Talks about Geography

Academic Library Liaison

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Tina Ulrich
Reference Desk: (231) 995-1540

NMC Osterlin Library
1701 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686

Library resources

The library pays for access to databases and ebooks which can be used as text materials.  Although these resources are not OER, they are available to NMC students at no cost.  Here are some examples:

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Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by NMC Librarians is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.