What is OER?

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. There is no universal usage of open file formats in OER.

The term OER describes publicly accessible materials and resources for any user to use, re-mix, improve and redistribute under some licenses.

The development and promotion of open educational resources is often motivated by a desire to provide an alternate or enhanced educational paradigm.

 

General OER Resources – Description of Resource Type and Links

General OER Search (Search Engines)

OER Commons

OER Commons is a digital hub launched by ISKME (Institute For The Study Of Knowledge Management In Education, USA) in 2007. OER Commons offers 73,000 kinds of OER, along with tools for creating OER, training on how to use OER and the ability to create groups that share resources for a given purpose. Students, curriculum experts and instructors at all levels are benefitted.

Open Education Consortium

OEC is a global network that strives to provide information on all aspects of open education in one place. Information is organized to address needs of different audience groups.

The Open Education Consortium in collaboration with MERLOT offers a search engine on OER

It also offers a page which leads to open textbook search https://www.oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/

The site provides a link to webinars related to OCW and OER

Serendipity - Semantic Course Search

Hosted by the Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja in Ecuador, Serendipity uses linked data attributes to search the web for both whole courses and course modules.

Xpert

Learners and educators can use XPERT to search a growing database of open learning resources suitable for students at all levels of study in a wide range of different subjects. Xpert contains metadata and resources for almost 120,000 learning objects from over 8000 providers.

Curriki

Curriki provides open educational resources primarily in support of K-12 education

CK-12

provides open educational resources primarily in support of K-12 education

 

Open Access Text Books

Open Text Book Library

The Open Textbook Library provides a growing collection of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks. The site is managed by the University of Minnesota and supported by the open text books network.

College Open Text Books

College Open Textbooks is a project of the COT Education, a registered non-profit corporation. This site lists open textbooks organized by subject area, many of which have been peer reviewed for their suitability at colleges.

OpenStax College

OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University. The online collection has around 40 books on biology, mathematics, physics, economics, sociology and psychology.

Open Suny Text Books

Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) is the open textbook publishing program from which SUNY OER Services evolved. OST offers peer-reviewed open texts that can be immediately adopted and easily customized via the SUNY OER Services editing platform.

MIT Open Courseware Online Textbooks

MIT’s library of online textbooks is one of the few sources for OER on aeronautics, civil engineering and material science, among many other disciplines. It offers resources in 15 subject departments.This page are an index to the online textbooks in MIT Open Courseware. Each link goes to a course or resource page that contains the textbook files.

MERLOT   II

MERLOT is a program of the California State University System partnering with education institutions, professional societies, and industry. The collection of slightly more than 75,000 resources contains more than 5,000 open textbooks. Each book is given a brief description regarding its ratings and reviews. You can use the advanced materials search to find textbooks on a given discipline, language, audience, etc.

Open Access Textbooks Websites

A page that provides links to sites containing OER as well as commercial text books. The content of this website is developed by U.S. Department of Education.

 

Course Materials

MERLOT   II

The Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services used by the international education community.

The collection is slightly more than 75,000 resources Each material contains a description of its rating and reviews. Use the advanced materials search to find course materials on a given discipline.

MIT Open courseware

MIT Open Course Ware (OCW) is a web-based publication of more than 2400 MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) course content. You can search for material by topic.

 

Open Stax CNS Library

An open space provided by the Rice University to authors and learners where they can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books, and reports. There are learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime.

 

Videos  ( lectures and tutorials)

MIT YouTube Channel

MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that engage rigorous academic study.AS a supplementary for     intellectual stimulation The MIT video channel offers numerous exciting videos, which you can search by     topic, etc.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They offer math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

 

Online Courses

MIT Open Courseware

The (Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT) publish virtually all its course content online. You have the opportunity to select from 2400 courses.

Open Course Library

The Open Course Library (OCL) Managed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by experts. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.

Edx Open Course Ware

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. There are 30 major subject areas for you to select from.

Open Yale Courses

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.    All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom and are available in video, audio, and text transcript formats

OpenLearn

OpenLearn Free Course

Open Learn is the UK Open University learning space which provides over 1000 free online courses

Openmichigan

A collection of open educational resources from University of Michigan. You can access a range of course materials, videos, lectures, on online courses.

Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University

Mellon University Free Resources

The Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University offers innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.

 

Hybrid Enterprises

Coursera

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Some of these courses are ‘open courses’ while some are ‘affordable’

PanOpen

Next Generation OER Courseware

Lumen Learning

Provide open courseware and Extremely affordable e-books with curated text, video, interactive, and other learning materials.

 

Multimedia Resources

Images

Google Image Search: Advanced search allows you to search using many different criteria, including usage rights.

 

Flickr: Search for photographs by orientation, color, size, and license.

 

Pixabay: Free stock photos, vector art, and illustrations available for use without copyright or licensing restrictions.

 

The Noun Project: Find SVG and PNG icons—black and white line drawings—licensed under Creative Commons.

 

Bio-Image Search- Public domain and CC-licensed biomedical images provided by the Stanford University.

 

Wikimedia Commons: High-quality images and metadata for virtually anything.

Audio

Jamendo: is a music website and an open community of independent artists and music lovers. It bills itself as "the world's largest digital service for free music".

 

ccMixter: is a global community of cooperative musicians. They create open-source music that people use all over the world.

Video

Vimeo: free video gallery

 

YouTube: After entering your search terms, use the filters to search for CC-licensed video.

 

Wikimedia Commons: In addition to images and audio, Wikimedia Commons also contains video content.

 

OER repository list for students

Education

Early Childhood

 

Open text Books

A child becomes a reader

A free, online textbook offered by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development USA

Course Materials

Infant and Early Childhood Cognition

Videos

(Lectures/     tutorials)

The whole child: a care givers guide to the first five years. A video instructional series in early childhood development 

Full online courses

Early Education and Care in Inclusive SettingsThis course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range. 

 

Infant and Early Childhood Cognition:

This course is an introduction to cognitive development focusing on children's understanding of their surroundings.

Secondary /Tertiary Education

 

Open text book

Classroom Management and Supervision

 

Educational Psychology:  by Siefert and Sutton –Saylor books

 

The Information Literacy User's Guide

 

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age.

 

Course Materials

Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades:

This course explores techniques for assessment of reading and writing skills and for development of individualized instruction in classroom settings.

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Biological education in a fast changing scientific and socio-economic context

Full online courses

Open Pedagogy – A New Paradigm for Teaching and Learning

The main objective of this course is to explore and critique the role of an open pedagogy in education.

 

Engineering

Agriculture Plantation

 

Open text book

The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets: Andrew Barkley, Kansas State University

Course Materials

Understanding Plants : Part 2 Fundamentals of Plant Biology

 

Agriculture, Economics & Nature

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Emergence of Cooperation in Agricultural Production

 

Genetics and modern technologies of agricultural plants

Civil Engineering

 

Open text book

Advanced Structural Analysis 

 

Advanced Structural Analysis: Present a rich discussion of the various aspects of modern structural analysis, ranging from elementary continuum mechanics theory to advanced analysis using open-source software. The text is geared towards 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of civil engineering: courses are given in the page. You can download course materials of any preferred course. 

Videos (Lectures/  tutorials)

The Impact of Combustion Emissions on the Atmosphere: New Tools and Techniques

Full online courses

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Open text book

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 1

 

A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of Electrical & Computer courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of any preferred course.

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Circuit analysis

Full online courses

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

 

Open text book

Multimedia Engineering Mechanics of Materials

A free online textbook.  Chapters include the following:  1. Stress/Strain; 2. Torsion; 3. Beam Shr/Moment; 4. Beam Stresses; 5. Beam Deflections; 6. Beam-Advanced; 7. Stress Analysis; 8. Strain Analysis; and 9. Columns.

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of Mechanical Engineering courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of any preferred course.

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

MecMovies: an extensive collection of examples, theory, and games designed to complement the entire Mechanics of Materials course.

 

Combustion engines -Mechanical Engineering Department     Colorado State University

 

Thermal Power Plant Micro Module 

This material discusses and provides animations of the basic processes and components in a thermal power plant.

Full online courses

Mechanical Engineering

Textile & Apparel

 

Course Materials

New Textiles

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Textile chemistry: This is a promotional video of a research project dealing with textile chemistry. 

Full online courses

New Textiles: this course will explore the future of textiles, focusing particularly on blending rich crafting traditions with new technologies. 

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Law

 

Open text book

Law Books: This page will direct you to a number of Law books published by law schools in the USA

 

Course Materials

Humanities and Social Sciences 

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Nano Social Science: An Emerging Specialization

 

Overview of methods and approaches in Social Sciences

 

Full online courses

Business Law

Management

 

Open text book

Principles of management

 

Project management

 

e- Marketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World

 

Principles of Marketing

 

Course Materials

Financial Management

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Guide to Financial Statements 

Explains three major financial statements: income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. Includes interactive activities, quizzes and printable study guide.

 

Full online courses

Principles of accounting 1 

Economics

 

Open text book

Principles of Economics

This book aims to teach considerable range and depth of Economic concepts through an approachable style and methodology.

 

 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of economic courses: are given in this page. You can down load course materials of any preferred course.

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Microeconomics

 

Supply demand and market equilibrium

 

Macroeconomics

 

Full online courses

Financial Crises

Sociology

 

Open text book

Introduction to sociology 2ed

 

Course Materials

Foundations of modern social theoryopen course materials and lecture notes provided by the Yale university

 

Introduction to sociology: provided by Sayler free education  organization.

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

The Sociological Cinema is an online searchable database of video clips. Each clip is tagged with sociological themes, year, and includes a summary of the clip with suggestions of how to use it in the classroom

 

Full online courses

Sociology

Mass Communication

 

Open text book

Communication theory

 

Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication

 

Course Materials

Telemetry, Communications, and Power

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Manufacturing Issues and the National Nano manufacturing Network

 

Reproduction, Mimicry, Critique and Distribution Systems in Visual Art

 

Full online courses

Introduction to mass media

Language studies

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Grammar

 

Guide to grammar and writing

 

Full online courses

English Composition 

 

English: skills for learning - open course provided by the open university UK.

 

Essay and report writing skills

 

Health Sciences

Nursing

 

Open text book

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

A book provided by the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current.

 

Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions

A book provided by the Athabasca Universityfor nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. 

 

Course Materials

Health Sciences /Nursing & PE

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Health and medicine

Pharmacology

 

Course Materials

Principles of pharmacology

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Open PHACTS: A Data Platform for Drug Discovery

 

Using human genomic variation for individualization of drug treatment 

 

Full online courses

Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission 

Psychology

 

Open text book

Psychology as a Biological Science

 

Instruction in Functional Assessment

 

Course Materials

Introduction to psychology: open course materials and lecture notes provided by the Yale university

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Introduction to Psychology

 

The Psychology of Social Media

 

Full online courses

General Psychology

 

Natural Sciences

Botany

 

Open text book

Concepts of biology

 

Microbiology

 

Cell and Molecular Biology 2e: What We Know & How We Found Out

 

Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Behavior

 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of biology: courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of  any preferred course.

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

khan Academy 

 

Oryx and Crake Revealed

 

Applied Botany, Genetics and Ecology 

 

Full online courses

Science and Policy of Natural Hazards

Chemistry

 

Open text book

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

 

General Chemistry

 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of chemistry: courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of  any preferred course.

 

Organic chemistry for fresher: course materials and lecture notes provided by the Yale University

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Organic chemistry

 

General Chemistry

 

Full online courses

Organic Chemistry

Computer

 

Open text book

Books: This page will provide you direct access to 40 books related to computer and information systems.

 

Course Materials

Introduction to computer science

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Intro to JS: Drawing & Animation

Learn how to use the JavaScript language and the Processing . 

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming/programming

 

Intro to SQL: Querying and managing data

Learn how to use SQL to store, query, and manipulate data.

 

Intro to HTML/CSS: Making web pages

Learn how to use HTML and CSS to make web pages. 

 

Full online courses

Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving 

Maths. Applied

 

Open text book

Introductory Statistics

 

Introduction to Probability

 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of mathematics: courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of any preferred course. 

 

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

 

Full online courses

Principles of Discrete Applied Mathematics

Pure Maths.

 

Open text book

Calculus

 

Abstract Algebra – Theory & Applications 

 

Course Materials

Calculus with Theory

 

Abstract Algebra – Theory & Applications

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Abstract Algebra – Theory & Applications

 

Calculus with Theory 

 

Full online courses

Differential Equations 

Physics

 

Open text book

College Physics

 

University Physics Volume1

 

University Physics Volume 2

 

Course Materials

A comprehensive list of physics: courses are given in the page. You can down load course materials of any preferred course.

 

Fundamentals of physics: course material provided for the course by Yale university

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Joptics:  is an  assemble of teaching resources for Physical Optics at university level 

 

khan Academy

 

Full online courses

Classical Mechanics with an Experimental Focus

Zoology

 

Open text book

Anatomy and Physiology

 

Videos (Lectures/     tutorials)

Human biology and physiology

 

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