Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018

“Open educational resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia]

Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals.

This guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities.

10 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/07/02/16-oer-sites-every-educator-should-know.aspx

19 Places to Find the Best OERs
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=538&category=Toolbox&article=

100 Places to Find Free Webinars and Tutorials
http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/2008/06/17/learn-anything-100-places-to-find-free-webinars-and-tutorials/

1000 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

1000+ Open Textbooks and Learning Resources for All Subjects
http://smart.study/blog/1000-open-textbooks-and-learning-resources-for-all-subjects/

2nd World OER Congress
http://www.oercongress.org/

A Guide to Free and Open Source Education
https://opensource.com/education/13/4/guide-open-source-education

Alison – A New World of Free Certified Learning
https://alison.com/

An Introduction to Open Education
http://linkresearchlab.org/openedmooc/

Center for Open Education
http://open.umn.edu/

Class Central – Free Online Education
https://www.class-central.com/

College Open Textbooks
http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (OER)
https://www.oerconsortium.org/

Community of Practice for Open Education
https://www.cccoer.org/

European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)
http://eadtu.eu/

Find Free and Open Access Journals and Articles
http://cool4ed.org/findjournalsandarticles.html

Find Free and Open eTextbooks
http://cool4ed.org/findetextbooks.html

Find Free and Open Online Course Materials
http://cool4ed.org/findcoursematerials.html

Find Free and Open Online Courses
http://cool4ed.org/findonlinecourses.html

Find OER – Open Professionals Education Network
https://open4us.org/find-oer/

Finding More OER Sources
http://libraryguides.goucher.edu/c.php?g=242548&p=1612907

Free Documentaries
http://freedocumentaries.org/

Free Online Courses Database: 917 Free Courses from Top Universities
http://onlinecoursespro.com/free-online-courses-database/

Free Video Lectures – Online Courses and Lecture Videos
http://freevideolectures.com/

GCF Global Free Learning
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

Giving Knowledge for Free – The Emergence of Open Educational Resources
http://www.oecd.org/edu/ceri/38654317.pdf

How Machine Learning Is Easing Open Educational Resources (OER) Pain Point
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/10/04/how-machine-learning-is-easing-oer-pain-points.aspx

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OPENCOURSEWARE (OCW)
http://ocw.jhsph.edu/

Khan Academy – Free World-Class Education for Anyone Anywhere
http://www.khanacademy.org/

KnowFree (KF)- Free eBooks and Training Videos
http://www.pearltrees.com/u/654424-knowfree-knowledge-updatedhttp://knowfree.net/

Lesson Paths – Making Learning Online Free and Accessible To the Entire World
http://www.lessonpaths.com/

Lumen Learning
http://lumenlearning.com/

Media, Technology and Culture Open Access Audio Lectures
http://culturedigitally.org/

Merlott II – Free and Open Online Teaching, Learning and Faculty Development Services
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) – Free Lecture Notes, Exams, and Videos from MIT
http://ocw.mit.edu/

MIT Open Courseware – Online Textbooks
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/online-textbooks/

MOOC4D – Massive Open Online Courses for Development
http://www.mooc4dev.org/

mooc.org – edX Destination
http://mooc.org/

MOOCTracker – Compilation of Free Open Online Business Courses From Around the World
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/039fb95a-161c-11e3-a57d-00144feabdc0.html#top

mySolvr – The Open Internetwork Intelligence Repository
http://mysolvr.com/

No Excuse List – The Best Place On the Web To learn Anything Free
http://noexcuselist.com/

OCW Bookshelf – MIT OpenCourseWare Textbook Information
http://mitopencourseware.wordpress.com/ocw-bookshelf/

OER Browse Materials
https://www.oercommons.org/oer

OER Commons – Discover – Share – Create
https://www.oercommons.org/

OER – Free Is Good
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/free-good-bethany-rayl

OERHub – Researching Open Education
http://oerhub.net/

OERu – Enabling Education Around the Globe
https://oeru.org/

OER World Map
https://oerworldmap.org/

OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership
https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/olc-research-center-digital-learning-leadership

OnlineCourses.com – Obtain Free Courseware Lectures from the World’s Leading Universities
http://www.onlinecourses.com/lectures/

Open Course Library
http://opencourselibrary.org/

OpenCourseWare Consortium
http://ocwconsortium.org/

Open Culture – 1150 Free Online Courses From Top Universities
http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

Open Culture – Best Free Cultural and Educational Media On the Web
http://www.openculture.com/

Open Education
https://tech.ed.gov/open/

Open Educational Resources – Internet Archive
http://www.archive.org/details/education

Open Educational Resources Movement Scales Up
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/03/29/open-educational-resources-movement-scales-up-oer.html

Open Educational Resources (OER) and the Evolving Higher Education Landscape
https://assets.cengage.com/pdf/wp_oer-evolving-higher-ed-landscape.pdf

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
http://www.arl.org/focus-areas/open-scholarship/open-educational-resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) Degree Initiative
http://achievingthedream.org/resources/initiatives/open-educational-resources-oer-degree-initiative

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Digital Learning
http://digitallearning.k12.wa.us/oer/

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Download & Streaming – Archive’s Library
https://archive.org/details/education

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Educause
https://library.educause.edu/topics/teaching-and-learning/open-educational-resources-oer

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Hewlett Foundation
http://www.hewlett.org/strategy/open-educational-resources/

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Jisc
https://www.jisc.ac.uk/guides/open-educational-resources

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup
https://www.edutopia.org/open-educational-resources-guide

Open Educational Resources (OCR) – Skills Commons
http://support.skillscommons.org/about/open-educational-resources/

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Stories, Policies and Resources
http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Programs/Open_Educational_Resources_(OER)_Stories_Policies_and_Resources_.html

Open Educational Resources (OER) – UEN
http://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml

Open Educational Resources (OER) – UNESCO
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources//

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) – Wikiversity
https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Open_Educational_Resources

Open Education Database – Comprehensive Collection of Online College Rankings and Free Courses
http://oedb.org/

OpenLearn – Free Learning from the Open University
http://www.open.edu/openlearn/tags

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

OpenStax – Discover Learning Materials in an Open Space
http://cnx.org/

Open University Podcasts
http://podcast.open.ac.uk/

OpenupEd – Worldwide Large MOOC Provider for Higher Education
http://www.openuped.eu/

Open Yale Courses
http://oyc.yale.edu/

Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/3063/4300

School of Open
http://schoolofopen.p2pu.org

SPARC – Setting the Default to Open
https://sparcopen.org/

TED – Riveting Talks by Remarkable People, Free to the World
http://www.TED.com/

The International Review of Research In Open and Distributed Learning
http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl

Udacity – Free College Courses Online
http://www.udacity.com/

University of the People (UoPeople)- Tuition Free Online Academic Institution
http://www.uopeople.org/

VideoJug – Comprehensive Library of Free Factual How To and Ask the Expert Videos
http://www.VideoJug.com/

W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
http://www.w3schools.com/

What are Open Educational Resources (OCRs)?
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/what-are-open-educational-resources-oers/

Wikiversity – Learning Resources, Learning Projects and Research
http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page

World University and School
http://worlduniversityandschool.org/

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