Online Repositories for Open Educational Resources (OER)

Repositories of OERs
  • American Memory from the Library of Congress
  • American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

  • BBC - Online Learning Resources
  • Learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers: find online courses, video clips, educational games and revision activities.

  • California Learning resource Network
  • A variety of Electronic Learning Resources and Assessments for Teachers, Administrators, and Parents.

  • Connexions
  • View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.

  • College Open Textbooks
  • A variety of open textbooks organized by subject area, many of which have been peer reviewed.

  • Curriki
  • Curriki, free, open-source instructional materials for a wide ranges of levels.

  • English and Math Skills by BBC
  • Resources for English and Math provided by the BBC.

  • Jorum
  • Find free open educational resources produced by the UK Further and Higher Education community.

  • Khan Academy
  • Not for profit educational organization

  • MERLOT
  • Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.

  • Midkent English and Math
  • Complete guide to understanding the importance of English & Maths in education & beyond.

  • MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks
  • Online textbooks including topics such as aeronautics, civil engineering and material science.

  • MyOER
  • Lots of resources organized in a searchable and convenient way.

  • OER Commons
  • Open Education Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials freely available online for everyone to use.

  • Open Culture
  • The best free cultural & educational media on the web.

  • Open Education Consortium
  • A repository of open educational resources organized in a searchable and convenient way.

  • Open Learning Initiative
  • Carnegie Mellon's open courses and associated content.

  • OpenStax College
  • Textbooks such as College PhysicsBiology, Introductory Statistics with more on the way.

  • College Open Textbooks
  • This site lists open textbooks organized by subject area, many of which have been peer reviewed for their suitability at community colleges.

  • PHET
  • Lots of interactive, science related OERs

  • Saylor.org
  • Content from art history to sociology with excellent search filters.

  • Skills Workshop (includes basic web skills)
  • Free functional skills and skills for life resources.

  • Spiral Physics
  • Calculus- and algebra-based introductory physics

  • Temoa
  • "A knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools."

  • Teach Astronomy
  • Learning materials for introductory astronomy courses.

  • Wiki Educator
  • Exemplary collection of OERs organized nicely.

  • Wikiversity
  • Devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.

Free Online Courses
  • Academic Earth
  • Offering free online classes, Academic Earth provides online learning success. Their courses online feature university lectures making education online simple.

  • Coursera
  • A variety of online courses for free.

  • EdX
  • A variety of classes offered from places such as MIT, Cornell, and Harvard

  • eLearning Cyclops
  • A variety of different courses- needs help in organization.

  • iTunes U
  • Free online courses from many institutions around the world.

  • LearningSpace
  • Free online courses from The Open University for all to use.

  • OpenCourseWare Consortium
  • The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education.

  • Open Learning Initiative
  • Free online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course. By Carnegie Mellon University

  • Open Tapestry
  • Offers a variety of courses.

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