List of Open Educational Resources
Below is a collection of Open Educational Resources based on a list provided by LumenLearning.com. Instructors must check the intellectual property license for material to ensure proper use and attribution. All resources are assumed to be free unless otherwise specified.
- Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) – Simultaneously search multiple OER repositories
- OER Commons – Online content; aging, anthropology, archaeology, cultural geography, languages, linguistics, game-based learning, communication across cultures, economics, US History, Asian studies, and more.
- MERLOT – Locate your discipline; business, arts, education, humanities, math, statistics, science, technology, social sciences OR locate by type of material; animations, assessment, assignments, case studies, drill and practice, open textbook, quiz/test, tutorials and more.
- OER Consortium – Low cost and free texts; Nursing, Critical Issues in Health, Addiction, Accounting, Common Sense Management, College Writing, Physical geography.
- PLOS – Open access journals in science (biology, genetics) and medicine.
- OpenStax – Free textbooks: math, physics, chemistry, biology, economics, Astronomy, US History, American Government, Sociology, Psychology.
- Open Textbook Network – Open textbook library; Accounting & Finance, Business, Management & Marketing, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Languages, Journalism, Media Studies & Communications, Law, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Natural & Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Student Success.
- BC Campus – Open Textbooks; art, business, recreation & tourism, social sciences, trades.
- Open SUNY Textbooks – An open textbook publishing initiative established by State University of New York libraries and supported by SUNY Innovative Instruction Technology Grants and SUNY Geneseo.
- The Orange Grove – Florida’s digital repository for instructional resources.
- OpenCourseWare Consortium – Open textbooks; Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Health, Nursing, History, Physics, Sociology, Probability and Statistics.
- Writing Spaces – Writing Spaces is an open textbook project for college-level writing studies courses.
- The LibreTexts Project – Open-access textbooks and other resources developed in collaboration by a number of institutions, led by UC Davis.
- Rebus Press Projects – Find, create, and collaborate on books created by the Rebus Community
Open Source Articles and Books
- UMass Boston Scholarworks The UMass Boston open access institutional repository for scholarship and research
- Cornell Open – New books and classic out-of-print titles from Cornell University Press
- Athabasca University Press – Canada’s first open access scholarly press
- Lumen Learning – Low-cost open courseware
- Open Course Library – A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs
- My Open Math – Online math homework, online text, quizzes, videos, instructor resources, various math courses, hybrid/online
- Academic Earth Open courseware from MIT, Berkeley, Stanford University and more
- CogBooks – Biology 101, non-major, $37.00 cost to student
- Saylor – Course materials and lessons in many discipline areas
- BioBeyond Adaptive courseware for BIO 101, non-major, $25.00 cost to student
- Open Learning Initiative – Open, free courses; visual design, anatomy and physiology, languages, media programming, biochemistry, argument
- http://ocw.umb.edu UMASS Boston open courseware
Science and Engineering
- InteGrate – Sustainability resources and lesson plans for teachers
- Foss Web – K-8 active learning for science
- MIT Blossoms – Science, math and engineering resources
- Teach Engineering – Resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs for applied sciences and math, K-12
- NOVA Labs – Science, engineering, math, videos, labs and digital resources
- http://www.ck12.org/teacher/ – STEM K-12, simulations, adaptive content, concept-based learning
Virtual Simulation Tools and Software
- Virtual Molecular Dynamics Laboratory suite of (free) software tools by Boston University.
PhET Simulations for Sciences from University of Colorado
Nobel Prize Organization has a collection of video games for physical sciences
Virtual Labs created by USDA and NMSU
- Merlot library of simulations and science activities
Sponge lab – interactive OER science simulations that can be stitched together to create virtual labs.
Movies, Videos, Multimedia Resources
- Open Culture – Movies, audio books and ebooks
- Ed TED – Video lessons on various topics
- Hippocampus – Free educational videos and resources
- http://search.creativecommons.org/ – Discipline specific resources in many formats; clipart, photos, music, media, weblinks, images.
- Steam – Educational games for sciences. Students pay to access, some free
- NOAA Portal to games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes
- NOAA ocean challenge puzzle
- Boston City Archives on Flickr
- Google Images. Use advanced search to sort by license.
- Flickr Creative Commons
- Library of Congress Photos
- http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/2128.html Continuing education, workshops, professional development
- http://oeit.mit.edu/resources/archives/mit-partner-stem-education MIT and the use of educational technology/ideas/resources
- http://free.ed.gov/ Education related data and research
- http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/ Low cost and free instructor resources
- http://www.cilt.uct.ac.za/cilt/teaching-resources Faculty information to support and facilitate learning
Open Access Repositories
- Open Access Directory at http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/ A list of Open Access-related resources curated by Simmons College.
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