Creating your own materials and content can be time-consuming and you may not have the resources. Before designing your own content, search the web for free materials that can be used in your course — look for Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are free online resources and incorporate full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, and software.
Here are some OER sites:
- Open Textbooks are typically free textbooks authored by faculty and published on the web with the support of universities.
- Open CourseWare is a digitized course material from private and public universities. Materials vary from complete syllabi and lecture slides to video lectures and assignments.
- Subject-specific OER are OER materials categorized by subject
- General OER Repositories contain general information about OER and some free materials
- Open Books contain free books that can be downloaded and used for your courses
- Open Journals contain free academic journal articles
- Digital Media includes free videos and music.