Free Resources

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.

Also, don’t forget to search YouTubeTED, and Khan Academy for course content.