Open Educational Resources

Open Access Books:

Open Stax: Rice Connexions is providing peer reviewed, quality open textbooks. There are some amazing textbooks available here, but some are still in production.

College Open Textbooks: This effort funded by the Hewlett Foundation, seeks to drive adoption of open textbooks. Many of the books shared on this resources are reviewed.

Open Textbook Library: Hundreds of complete, open college-level textbooks.

BC OpenEd a curated collection of open textbooks, many reviewed by British Columbia faculty.

Boundless: Boundless works with experts to compile web-based openly available content into the same general arrangement of textbooks. You can actually search the ISBN for your current textbook and see what content Boundless would use to replace it.

Open Academics: University of Minnesota collection of open textbooks with full reviews.

Global Textbook Project: High-level texts hosted or created by the University of Georgia.

Wikibooks: A project of the Wikimedia Foundation, this collection of group written textbooks in a variety of sources follows rules similar to Wikipedia.

Project Gutenberg: Find the full text of classics and public domain works from the first massive ebook creating organization in existence. Nothing fancy here, just files with the full text.

Google Books: Some books presented in this mass conglomeration of scanned books are fully available, most are excerpted.

Multimedia:

Ted: Inspiring thinkers on a range of subjects present big ideas and lectures on a regular basis- completely CC licensed.

Khan Academy hundreds of short educational videos covering many subjects; especially strong collections in science and math.

PhET Science Simulations: These interactive tools from the University of Colorado at Boulder are mostly CC licensed.

Wikimedia Commons: The thinkers behind Wikipedia bring you images, video and music all openly licensed or in the public domain.

CLIP Information Literacy Tutorials: Find great tutorials on information and research competencies.

HippoCampus: HippoCampus, a project of the Monterey Institute of Technology and Education (MITE), is full of high-quality resources in a variety of subjects. It is aimed at high school and college level users.

Jamendo: Songs by musicians who want to share their music.

Vimeo: A social network of video producers. This is a great place to look for a wide variety of content- some is completely open for redistribution, some is open access.

Critical Commons: A community of people who seek to promote the use of media in teaching. The materials posted here are mostly presented using Fair Use guidelines.

Large Repositories:

Merlot: This repository is one of the biggest and more famous places to find and share teaching resources.

Connexions: Large repository of individual teachers’ content, some courses and lots of modular writings about a variety of topics.

OER Commons: This resource seeks to collect and distribute a variety of OER at a variety of levels and subjects.

The Orange Grove: Florida’s collection of open ed sources.

Curriki: Open source materials for K-12.

Open Scout:UK based database of business skills teaching resources. Includes articles, tutorials, video and much more in a variety of languages.

AMSER: Materials in the Applied Math and Science Educational Repository are free for use and adaptation. Most resources are at the high school and community college levels.

Edsitement!: Learning objects and lessons from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It offers a large collection of peer evaluated websites.

Open Culture: This blog formatted repository seeks to bring together free resources on culture and education. The list of movies here is impressive.

Images:

Creative Commons Search: Creative Commons has created this really useful search engine that lets you search for images that are CC licensed.