Open Educational Resources Links


Comprehensive list: http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/index.php?title=Repositories

OER search: http://edtechpost.wikispaces.com/OER+Dynamic+Search+Engine



List created by the EDULINK Project – Open University, UWI, USP, University of Mauritus, University of the Highlands and Islands (Scotland)


Open Courseware Consortium - use, share, and support Open Educational Resources (multilingual site ) at http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html

A HUGE resource of educational materials available on iTunes U at http://www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning/ (remember to check the bottom of the page!)

A good site to view video clips (sometimes long) of academic lectures on a range of topics is http://www.academicearth.org/ The lectures vary in style and quality, so it is worth browsing.

OER Commons - free to use teaching and learning resources from around the world at http://www.oercommons.org/


TED talks (Technology, Education, Design) lots of informative video clips and a wider community of users at http://www.ted.com/

This site is from the US Education Department consisting of teaching and learning resources from the US Federal government. New sites are added regularly: http://www.free.ed.gov/index.cfm

The Open University OpenLearn Project - http://openlearn.open.ac.uk

Another nice site from the UK Open University on interactive learning, with links to lots of great educational videoclips. http://www.open2.net/

The Creative Commons site (re-use and mix for free) http://creativecommons.org/ or learn about Creative Commons by watching their video presentations at http://creativecommons.org/videos/

Link to the EdutechWiki, an educational technology open resource, at TECFA, University of Geneva: http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/

Link to Q4R: Quality for Reuse http://www.q4r.org/a canadian website about Learning Objects Repositories (LOR) maintained by Teluq.

A website that works like a search engine to locate OER for educational use http://www.oerrecommender.org/

Link to the Directory of Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org/

A free service for finding scholarly articles http://www.citeulike.org/

The site of the European Digital Library Project and resources http://www.edlproject.eu

Link to Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) WikiEducator http://www.wikieducator.org and course materials at http://www.col.org/resources/crsMaterials/Pages/default.aspx

Harvard Open Collections Program (OCP): http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) OpenCourseWare (OCW) http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Open access courses from Yale University http://oyc.yale.edu/

Connexions: sharing knowledge and building communities http://cnx.org/

Open Archives Initiative (OAI): http://www.openarchives.org/

New Zealand OER Project: http://oer.repository.ac.nz/ This site contains only demonstration courses but you are able to access the full courses in the OER respository. All materials have been developed using a modular approach.

Sofia (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) Open Content Initiative: http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/ Modeled after MIT’s OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web.

EdNA: http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go
EdNA provides users with access to over 16,000 materials of interest to teachers and learners of all levels, covering a wide range of subjects.

Blended Learning (click "Sourcing Content") http://blendedlearning.wikispaces.com/

Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org

Open Directory Project (ODP): http://www.dmoz.org

BC Campus - shareable online learning resources at http://solr.bccampus.ca:8001/bcc/access/home.do?

African Virtual Open Initiative and Resources (AVOIR) at http://avoir.uwc.ac.za/

Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative with a range of open and free courses at http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/

dgcommunities - Open Educational Resources plus some links to further information at http://openeducation.zunia.org/

Free Learning - access free educational resources from across the globe at http://freelearning.bccampus.ca/

Harvard University Library - Open Collections Program - links to many open resources http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/

Intute Virtual Training Suite providing online tutorial by subject to help with study skills - http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/

National Repository of Online Courses (USA) - open resources for Higher Education and for upper high school at http://www.montereyinstitute.org/nroc/index.html

National Science Digital Library (USA) online resources for education K12 and Higher Education at http://nsdl.org/

Utah State University OpenCourseWare site (and links to other US institutions) at http://ocw.usu.edu/

CETL (Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning) (UK) reuseable learning objects by subject area at http://www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=246&Itemid=297

Jorum - shareable open educational resources for Higher Education and Further Education from UK institutions at http://www.jorum.ac.uk/

UCEL (Universities Collaboration in eLearning) - a catalogue of interactive multi-media educational resources at http://www.ucel.ac.uk/rlos/Default.html

Google Books - an enhanced catalogue of global books (with downloads for out-of-copyright books) http://books.google.com/googlebooks/library.html

More books for free (not just academic books) http://manybooks.net/


A few additional links


Not necessarily OPEN, but there are good resources to be found by searching a couple of learning object repository federation sites.

"The Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) is an international consortium that strives to make shared online learning resources available to educators and students around the world. The consortium provides a distributed network of learning objects that meet quality standards. GLOBE aims to connect the world and unlock the ‘deep web’ of quality online educational resources through brokering relationships with content providers." Links with ARIADNE, MERLOT, LORNET and NIME. www.globe-info.net