Educational Resources2021-04-06T10:48:05-05:00

Educational resources and materials that are available for everyone are listed below.



Google Books – Citations and previews of books and magazines, full text is available if for public domain items

Project Gutenburg – Full text of over 45,000 free ebooks in the public domain, available to read online or download

Wikibooks – Instructional textbooks that editable by anyone. It is NOT a repository for literature or published texts.

Textbooks, Free

BCcampus – From British Columbia, Creative Commons licensing, available as free ebook or printed books at cost

OpenStax College – Peer-reviewed science and math textbooks, available free online or low-cost print, customizable by instructors

Open Textbook Library – Multiple subjects, PDF versions available for free, printed books available at cost

Textbooks, Low Cost

Boundless – Textbooks in many subjects, optional customization by instructors, all textbooks cost $20.00

Flat World Knowledge – Digital textbooks in many subjects, able to be personalized by instructors, print versions available

Courses and Curricula

Online Courses Available to Everyone

Khan Academy – Free online classes in many subjects, using video lectures, also keeps statistics and earn badges

Lumen Open Courses – Free access to CC BY-licensed classes, which include readings and videos

Open Learning Initiative – Free online courses in math, science and technology

Curriculum for Use by Faculty

Academic Earth – Searchable listings of free online college courses available from U.S. universities and colleges

MIT Open Courseware – Created by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Open Course Library – Course materials, including syllabi and activities, Creative Commons licensing, from WA State

Open Michigan – Course materials in many subjects, Creative Commons licensing – Free peer-reviewed online courses in many subjects

News, Discussion and Promotion of OERs

Open Oregon – Oregon’s OER website for faculty resources, news, and discussions.

Open Washington – OER materials for faculty, including testimonials, created by WA SBCTC

College Open Textbooks (COT) – Initiative to campaign for and increase awareness of OERs, also has peer-review open textbooks

Curriki – Online community focusing on OERs for K-12 education

Jorum – UK repository of OERs for higher education

Open Education Consortium – Worldwide community to advance open education, includes webinars, projects, news and events

WikiEducator – Online community for instructors to plan, use and develop OERs supported by OER Foundation

Other Resources by Subject

Images and Video

Flickr: Creative Commons – Photographs with Creative Commons licenses

Openclipart – Images in the public domain, available even for commercial use

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks – Videos of experts in a multitude of fields giving short talks on a given topic

Language and Social Sciences

BBC Learning – Covers many subjects, includes clips from BBC programs

Duolingo – Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Dutch for free online, phone apps available

Library of Congress American Memory Project – Documents, images, maps, sound recordings and more chronicling the American experience


CK-12 – 2000+ free quizzes to practice science and math

Math Blog – Scottsdale Community College – Open education resources for teaching college math

MyOpenMath – Online quizzes, also includes self-study courses for anyone

PhET: Math Simulations – Free interactive math simulations, uses Flash and Java, from University of Colorado at Boulder


Neuroanatomy Laboratory – 360° images of the brain

National Science Digital Library – Educational resources for teaching science, math, engineering and technology

PhET: Chemistry and Physics Simulations – Free interactive science simulations, uses Flash and Java, from University fo Colorado at Boulder

Search Engines of Resources and Books

Creative Commons – Access searches for images, music and videos from sites like Fotopedia, ccMixter and SpinXpress

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resouce for Learning and Online Teaching) – Seach for various types of resources in many subjects

OER Commons – Tools, training and support services

Open4Us – Help with seaching for OERs

Orange Grove – Digital repository of resouces from Florida

Wikiversity – Learning resources and projects, targeted at educators; however, anyone can edit

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