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Open Educational Resources: Finding OERs for Teaching
This guide includes resources specific to EC through 12th grade.
Through engaging in research and development, and providing professional learning opportunities, ALTEC seeks to advance the instructional integration of emerging and existing technologies to engage students and improve learning.
An array of teaching resources that allow instructors to create classes, assign practice, and track student performance. They offer e-text books (flex-books), multimedia resources, and assessment materials.
Edutopia focuses on evidence-based successes and uses how-to videos and tip lists to help develop educational leadership. It interviews teachers, students, principals, and administrators, and these educators share their resources such as rubrics, lesson plans, assessments, and training tools.
fieldtripEARTH focuses on field-based wildlife conservation research projects ongoing around the world. Some of the projects are "live," meaning that research activities, and one or more research scientists, are currently active in the field.
Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their very best teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform gives access to high-quality teaching resources and provides an online community where teachers can collaborate with, encourage and inspire each other.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab is a major rethinking of how the digital resources from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, the National Zoo, and more, can be used together, for learning.
Luminos is University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. With the same high standards for selection, peer review, production and marketing as our traditional program, Luminos is a transformative model, built as a partnership where costs and benefits are shared.
This non-profit organization based at Rice University publishes free peer-reviewed textbooks written by professional content developers. It has created subject-related hubs for instructors to share teaching resources.
Open Book Publishers wants to change the nature of the traditional academic book. Our books are published in hardback, paperback and ebook editions, but we also publish free online editions of every title in PDF, HTML and XML formats that can be read via our website, downloaded, reused or embedded anywhere.
a temporary collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
A free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content--videos, animations, and simulations--on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge.
Provides video lessons mostly in mathematics and science topics. Also offers lessons in the humanities and economics. Khan Academy videos are licensed under the MIT license: http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php. Most videos are under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Users need to set up a personal login and password.
Provides access to videos from expert speakers on a wide range of topics. TED talks are available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Non Derivative license. The TED-ED portion of TED aims at educators and students. Note that TED-ED videos on YouTube are available under YouTube policy. For more, refer to the Ted Talk Usage Policy.
Vimeo permits upload of videos licensed with Creative Commons. To limit search results to only show items with Creative Commons licenses, on the main search results page, look for “+ more filters” on the left. Then under “License”, select “CC0” or other desired license.
An online video community that allows users to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube allows users to mark their videos with a Creative Commons Attribution license. To find YouTube videos with such a license, after typing your search query in the search box, click the “Filters” drop-down menu and select “Creative Commons”.
Listen to music, interviews, field recordings, and more from the Library's historic sound recording collections. All the sound recordings in this collection are in the Public Domain, so that is the license information you would use in the citation. Search tip: Use the search box at the top; narrow down the options on the left side; or click on the "Collections with Audio Recordings" to browse historical collections of music.
SoundCloud has become renowned for its unique content and features, including the ability to share music and connect directly with artists, as well as unearth breakthrough tracks, raw demos, podcasts and more. This is made possible by an open platform that directly connects creators and their fans across the globe.
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Mason OER Metafinder (MOM)
The Mason OER Metafinder searches across multiple different OER sources. Sources such as: OpenStax, OER Commons, MERLOT, HathiTrust, NYPL Digital Collections, and more!
JHSPH Open provides 110 courses in Health and Medical areas, such as adolescent health, aging, behavior, occupational health, biostatistics, cancer, chronic diseases, public health, health policy, HIV, infectious disease, injury prevention, malaria, maternal health, nutrition, and mental health.
Full course packages are provided including syllabus, readings and assignments.
The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). The OLH publishing platform supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journal.
Independent Voices is an open access collection open to anyone thanks to the financial support provided by the project’s Funding Libraries. The Collection is hosted on the Reveal Digital platform, which provides page image-based access with full-text searching, hit-term highlighting, searchable title and issue-level metadata and browsing by series, title and source library.
arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,696,284 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.
A multidisciplinary Open Access publisher of books and journals covering the fields of Physical Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Life Sciences, Health Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Business, Social Sciences, and the Humanities. InTech has published more than 850 Open Access books, and provides support services for faculty who wish to publish a book or journal and make it available via Open Access.
Mathigon is a learning platform with a completely new curriculum that takes advantage of the interactivity and personalization features. It combines traditional topics like arithmetic and algebra with more unusual ones like graph theory, cryptography or fractals.
Provides over 1600 open teaching and learning resources: online presentations; course material; learning modules; podcasts; simulation tools. Created by the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology.
CC Search is a tool that allows openly licensed and public domain works to be discovered and used by everyone. Creative Commons, the nonprofit behind CC Search, is the maker of the CC licenses, used over 1.4 billion times to help creators share knowledge and creativity online.