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…

Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning is a learning management system (LMS) specifically designed for OER courses.  The platform offers a course catalog that hosts content for courses across several disciplines and even contains some fully designed courses complete with assessments and evaluations. course content and a few fully designed courses. For a fee, the Lumen platform also offers courseware…

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

MIT OpenCourseware

MIT OpenCourseware is an online repository with course materials for over 2340 courses developed for MIT’s online learning outlets. MIT OCW is widely used by educators and students both for developing/assembling course content and finding additional course materials to supplement learning. Courses are listed by topic, instructional approach, and materials. The OCW Educator helps users…

Equality Archive

Equality Archive is a multimedia open educational resource that documenta the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. Drawing on the Equal Rights Amendment (and its lack of success in Congress) as source of inspiration, Equality Archive contains multimodal (text/image/video) entries about feminist histories, people, and issues. You can search these issues,…

OpenCourse Library

OpenCourse Library is a “collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts.” The OpenCourse Library Google Drive (divided into Phase 1 and Phase 2 courses) hosts course materials for over 20 courses that can be used in their entirety or…

Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy offers course content for over 100 courses in various disciplines. Browse the course catalog to find lecture content, readings, and activities. Saylor’s curated materials come from various free and open online resources that are developed by expert educators. Most courses and resources focus on introductory and general education courses.  Visit Saylor Academy

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…

Open Stax

Developed as an open source educational technology initiative at Rice University, OpenStax provides free, peer-reviewed textbooks that cover topics for many of the nation’s highest enrolled introductory college courses.The platform’s first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and the library offerings have since expanded to include to more than 20 books for college…