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OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

ALSO CALLED DIGITAL LEARNING MATERIAL (DLM)

 

ACADEMIC EARTH More than 1,500 videos of courses and individual guest lectures provided by six universities and their scholars.  No registration required, no credit given. 
 
ANIMALS
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY (BBC)
 
Scientific DLM's and other educational materials provided by the BBC, related to animals. Subjects include BIRDS, CONSERVATION, MAMMALS, PETS, SEA LIFE, UK WILDLIFE, and WILD FACTS.

 
BERKLEY COLLEGE OF MUSIC Free music lessons including
CALIFORNIA OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
 
"...provides support for community college educators to find, create, remix, use, and share openly licensed learning content. Together, as knowledge workers, we can learn to share...and share to learn."
 
CAREO
(Campus Alberta Repository of Educational Objects)

 
Web-based collection of multidisciplinary teaching materials for grade school through college  educators across the Alberta, Canada and beyond  It is primarily the work of the Universities of Alberta, Calgary and Athabasca.
CENTER FOR INTERACTIVE LEARNING AND COLLABORATION (CILC)
 
Web-based tools selected to improve student achievement, teacher expertise and content provider effectiveness through the use of videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies.
 
Connexions Collection of free scholarly materials and a powerful set of free software tools to help
 
ENGINEERING PATHWAY A portal to high-quality teaching and learning resources in engineering, applied science and math, computer science/information technology, and engineering technology and is designed for use university educators and students.
 
HUMAN BODY AND MIND
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY (BBC)
Scientific DLM's and other educational materials provided by the BBC, related to the human body and mind.  Subjects related to the BODY include muscles, nervous system, organs, puberty and the skeleton.  Subjects related to the MIND include, the brain, emotions and instincts, intelligence and memory, mental disorders, personality and individuality and an introduction to psychology.
 
ILUMINA DIGITAL LIBRARY Undergraduate teaching materials for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science.
 
LEARNERS TV Comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable video and audio lectures, in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law etc. This site provides whole courses conducted by faculty from reputed universities around the world. Science Animations provide fun and innovative ways of learning. Free live timed online tests with instant feedback and explanations help refine  test taking skills. Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons License.
Khan Academy A not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere with over 1000 videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance recorded by Salman Khan.
 
LION SHARE
An effort to facilitate legitimate file-sharing among individuals and educational institutions around the world, using Peer to Peer (P2P) technology and incorporating features such as authentication, directory servers, and owner controlled sharing of files.  It began as an experimental software development project at Penn State University to assist faculty with digital file management. The project has now grown to be a collaborative effort between Penn State University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Open Knowledge Initiative, researchers at Simon Fraser University, and the Internet2 P2P Working Group.
 
LOLA EXCHANGE Collection of Information Literacy Learning Objects being developed as part of a collaborative Information Literacy Project for Wesleyan, Trinity, and Connecticut College
 
MERLOT Free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
 
MITOPENCOURSEWARE
(MIT OPEN COURSE WARE)
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.  It reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.  OCW is not an MIT education; does not grant degrees or certificates;  provide access to MIT faculty, and materials may not reflect entire content of the course.

 

MONKEYSEE
Free access to a large collection of professionally-produced and user-generated how-to videos. The site includes a rapidly-growing Library of videos on a wide variety of topics, presented in deep detail by accomplished, credible experts.
 
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
 
Free online screening room with over 700 full-length films, trailers and clips. Material is available in English and French.
 
OER DYNAMIC SEARCH ENGINE Search numerous Open Education Sites from one place.
 
OPEN ACCESS SCHOLARLY INFORMATION SOURCEBOOK OASIS aims to provide an authoritative ‘sourcebook’ on Open Access, covering the concept, principles, advantages, approaches and means to achieving it. The site highlights developments and initiatives from around the world, with links to diverse additional resources and case studies.
 
OPEN COURSE LIBRARY A collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, assessments created by faculty with the intent that other faculty members may use the materials for their instruction. The course materials were created through an optional Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) grant.  The SBCTC Open Licensing Policy requires that all materials created through optional grants carry an open license. Unless otherwise noted, the Open Course Library materials are owned by SBCTC and freely shared to the world with a Creative Commons Attribution-only license (CC-BY).
 
OPEN PROFESSIONALS EDUCATION NETWORK Free support and technical assistance to all grantees of the $2 billion Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College & Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor.  It is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
PERIODIC TABLES
 
A short video about each element.
PRE- HISTORIC LIFE
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY (BBC)

 
Scientific DLM's and other educational materials provided by the BBC, related to Pre-historic life.  Subjects include AGE OF THE DINOSAURS and HUMAN BEGINNINGS.  This site also includes an outstanding PICTURE GALLERY.
 
PBS TEACHERSOURCE Multidisciplinary collection of teaching materials from Public Broadcasting Service
 
Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
 
International alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries,
SIXTY SYMBOLS Videos about the symbols of astronomy and physics.
 
SMETE
(Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education)

 
Collection of teaching and learning materials for preschool through college
SPACE
BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY (BBC)

 
Scientific DLM's and other educational materials provided by the BBC, related to space.  Subjects include DEEP SPACE, EXPLORATION, LIFE (How it starts)ORIGINS MY SPACE (elementary astronomy), and the SOLAR SYSTEM.
 
STANFORD HEALTH LIBRARY

International alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries. Programs feature prominent doctors presenting the latest health research.  Titles are available to:
          download images/itunes or view streaming

 
TEACHER TUBE Provides a venue for sharing instructional, educationally focused videos.
 
WISC-ONLINE Multidisciplinary collection of learning objects for the states 16 technical colleges
 
VIDEOLECTURES.NET Open-access educational repository/portal of high-quality, primarily scientific video lectures developed under a Creative Commons license.  The site is expanding subject coverage to include Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Studies, Business, and Law
 
VIDIPEDIA Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is the parent organization of the vidipedia.  It is the mission of the Wikimedia Foundation  to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free content license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.  Disclaimer: The videos on this site, as with any Wikipedia may be freely edited.
 

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