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Open Educational Resources & Library Materials: Courses, Lectures & Repositories

A guide to finding open access and licensed library material for use in courses

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Mason OER Metafinder

The Mason OER Metafinder searches sixteen targets in real-time, returning the top several hundred or so relevant hits from each site. Because it is a real-time search, it takes a bit longer than searches of pre-indexed content; however, as compensation the results returned are absolutely up-to-the-minute for each search target. Additional results will trickle in as the search continues running and you begin examining your results.

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Courses, Lectures & OER Respositories

Academic Earth 
http://www.academicearth.org

Free online lectures from universities such as Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

Annenberg Learner 
http://www.learner.org/

Teaching materials, lesson plans and a huge library of online videos from the Annenberg Foundation. Videos available for streaming online only, not download.

Coursera 
https://www.coursera.org/

A Massive, Open Online Course (MOOC) site. Over 100 online, free, multiweek courses from top universities in the United States.

edX Courses 
https://www.edx.org/courses

Openly available course content from Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Free registration required.

Humanities Commons 
http://hcommons.org

Provided by the MLA, Humanities Commons is a non-profit, open-access network designed to provide scholars, teachers, librarians and other humanists with a way to share their work and teaching materials and to network.

Internet Archive: OERs 
http://www.archive.org/details/education

Provided by the Internet Archive library, hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.


Khan Academy
 
http://www.khanacademy.org/

An online collection of thousands of video tutorials on subjects such as mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.

MERLOT 
http://www.merlot.org/melot/index.html

A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education Links to online learning materials are collected here along with assignments and comments to enhance the teaching experience of an exercise.

MIT Open Courseware 
http://ocw.mit.edu/

Video lectures, course materials, and readings from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. No registration required.

OER Commons 
http://www.oercommons.org/

This catalog contains hundreds of college-level open textbooks from higher education institutions around the world.

Open Course Library 
http://opencourselibrary.org/

A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.

Open Courseware Consortium 
http://www.ocwconsortium.org

Free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. A collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.

Open Learning Initiative 
http://oli.cmu.edu

Free course materials from Carnegie Mellon University. Requires free instructor account.

Open Yale 
http://oyc.yale.edu/

Another freely accessible, online collection of courseware, this from Yale University. Lectures and course material available through YouTube and iTunes; no registration required.

 

TED Studies 
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-WILEYTED.html

Academic publisher Wiley and TED Talks are producing a series of free course materials (project in progress).

 

Wikiversity 
http://en.wikiversity.org

Another wiki-based resource containing thousands of open educational resources on the university level