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The Mason OER Metafinder

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The Mason OER Metafinder helps you find Open Educational Resources. Unlike other OER repositories (e.g, OER Commons, MERLOT, OASIS, etc.) with our Metafinder you aren’t searching a database that we built. Many other sites already perform this important curation service and to be honest, we don’t have the time or staff to build or even maintain currency in that sort of database. Instead, our contribution to the progress of Open Education is to concentrate on OER discovery—helping you find current content wherever it resides–even if it’s a new OER title that just dropped earlier today. The OER Metafinder performs a simultaneous search across 18 different sources of open educational materials. Because it is a real-time, federated search, it can take a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed, curated content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results will continue to trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results. Our Metafinder is a great first-stop in your search across the universe of OER content.

Material Type: Assessment, Lecture Notes, Primary Source, Reading, Textbook

Authors: Deep Web Technologies, Wally Grotophorst