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Open Educational Resources (OER)

English Composition

In addition to the textbooks below, OPEN-NYS has an entire guide for English Composition instruction using OER. This includes ready-made courses that you can either adopt wholesale, or select sections of learning materials from a variety of courses to design your own course!

Textbooks for English Composition

Essays, anthologies, & other readings

Faculty Composition Resources

Resources for U.S. History

The American YAWP is a massively collaborative open U.S. History textbook published by Stanford University Press.

Image is "America Guided by Wisdom An Allegorical Representation of the United States depicting their independence and prosperity by John J. Barralett, Library of Congress.

Media Design

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Suite "integrates the formal principles of the Bauhaus Basic Course into an introduction to digital media production with the Adobe Creative Suite, or the FLOSS graphics applications."