BCcampus has curated a collection of open textbooks that align with the top 40 highest enrolled first and second-year post-secondary subject areas in British Columbia. Many books have been reviewed by faculty and include ancillary resources. Particular strengths include.
An index of online textbooks in MIT OpenCourseWare, including open-licensed electronic versions of print books, self-published online books, or course notes which are so thorough that they serve as an alternative to a conventional textbook.
The Global Text Project is a joint project of the Terry College of Business of the University of Georgia and The Daniels College of Business of the University of Denver that publishes electronic texts for students in the developing world and maintains a database of links to books for such students.
The UWM Libraries Digital Collections draw from materials in Archives, Special Collections, the Curriculum Collection, Music Library, and the American Geographical Society Library. Images may be downloaded by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching, or any "fair use" as defined by copyright law.
The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center provides access to digital resources that support the teaching and research needs of the UW community, uniquely document the university and State of Wisconsin, and provide access to rare or fragile items of broad research value. Images may be downloaded and reused for educational purposes.
The Library of Congress provides access to non-commercial, high-quality content, from digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, to "born-digital" materials, like Web sites. Whenever possible, the Library of Congress provides factual information about copyright holders of the materials but it is up to the user to make decisions about fair use of the materials.
Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard so that learners can study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Khan Academy's content is available for personal, non-commercial purposes.
MyOpenMath runs on the open-source, IMathAS platform, providing free hosted use of this platform in support of free, open textbooks. The intent is to provide classroom use of the platform, without any required cost to students, for schools wanting a managed install of the IMathAS platform, and to provide students self-study opportunities.
Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET simulations are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
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. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
MIT OpenCourseWare offers fully online courses which include insight from instructors, lecture notes, textbook materials, assignments, exams with answers, and multimedia resources. All course content is downloadable.
Harvard Online Learning offers resources like podcasts, lectures, and interactive educational programs for educators, students, and lifelong learners alike. While many of the available courses and materials are open and free, some are fee-based.
Khan Academy offers courses in a variety of subjects, including math, science, art, economics, and the humanities. It provides short but effective videos, practice problems, and tests for users to learn core academic concepts from preschool to high school and beyond. Content is freely available for personal, non-commercial use.
Founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012, edX is now a leading provider of open courses from top universities. Courses include videos, automated feedback, interactive elements, and a community of professors and fellow students. edX is built on an open-source platform and some content is made available under open licenses.
Openstax gives educators and students access to tens of thousands of educational pages, which can be downloaded in the form of preexisting textbooks, or remixed by teachers into a unique collection designed specifically for their classroom.
A collection of open education resources from the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). Projects, districts, states, and open initiatives make use of Hubs to bring groups of educators together to create, organize, and share OER collections that meet their common goals. A Hub would be the right fit for your organization if you wish to curate and collaborate around OER that is shared with the wider OER Commons audience.
Merlot is a repository of peer-reviewed, open-access resources designed to aid in teaching, learning, and faculty development. It includes OER instruction and pedagogy resources for faculty & students of higher education from around the world and is maintained by the California State University System.