College Open Textbooks

The College Open Textbooks is a collaborative of 29 educational organizations and 200 affiliated colleges in California. The project is focused on promoting awareness and adoption of open textbooks. The College Open Textbooks Collaborative has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses throughout California and beyond. Open textbooks are freely…

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service (much like Netflix) with films that range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, to must-see classics and blockbuster movies. The bulk of the moives offered are documentaries or other educationl films that would be good for use in a variety of courses. Kanopy is free if you institution or…

Open Textbook Library

The Open Textbook Library provides access to free, openly-licensed textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty from various colleges and universities to assess their quality. The textbooks offered on the site are used at multiple higher education institutions throughout the country and many affiliated with an institution or professional organization. All textbooks can be adapted…

Active Learning Strategies

The Active Learning Strategies website presents background information on Active Learning and details various strategies to incorporate active learning into your classroom. Strategies are divided into categories depending on how they can might be employed in your classroom. Visit Active Learning Strategies

Merlot II

MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online database  of open educational resources from across the web. Search functionality allows educators to filter the resources by keyword, discipline, ISBN number, material type, and more. The MERLOT II platform contains everything from full text books, to references guides, full courses, case…

Best Video Resources

This Baruch CTL-developed resource explains how and why you would use Vocat, a video annotation tool, in your course. The site provides an extensive catalog of videos sorted by topic, from advertising and the Civil Rights movement to feminism and New York, that could be useful in a range of courses. Writing teachers will want…

CUNY Academic Works

This Open Educational Resources series collects research and instructional materials — from articles to original textbooks and syllabi — by the faculty of the City University of New York. Users can search by institution, author, or discipline. (Users can search across 913 disciplines!) For instance, Queensborough Community College has developed a number of math OERs…

Teaching Commons

This aggregate site compiles and organizes by subject open access materials from higher ed institutional repositories. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more. Visit Teaching Commons

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides access to over 55,000 freely downloadable ebooks. The goal is to “encourage the creation and distribution of digital books, commonly known as eBooks, providing copyright free books for download via their website.” Check out the history and statistics of the project on the Project Gutenberg Blog. Visit Project Gutenberg Image source: Internet Archive

LibriVox Audiobook Collection

Volunteers from all over the world  have read and recorded various texts from poetry, to short stories, whole books, and even dramatic works, in many different languages, and released these recordings into the public domain. They can be found here for use in courses or just for fun listening. Visit the  LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection (part…

The Global Text Project

The Global Text Project provides digital textbooks free of charge to students and faculty. The open textbooks cover a wide variety of mostly introductory-level subjects in disciplines such as business, computer science, education, health studies, physical sciences, and social sciences. Created by the University of Georgia, many of the textbooks are written and edited by faculty…