A Basic Guide for OER/Appendix 6: A Catalogue of OER-Related Websites

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Appendix Six: A Catalogue of OER-Related Websites 29



29 This catalogue is taken from, and kept up-to-date at: www.oerafrica.org/FindingOER.

OCW OER Repositories

Name URL Description
Australian Flexible Learning Framework-Learning Object Repository Network (LORN) http://lorn.flexiblelearning.net.au/repositories LORN currently has seven member repositories contributing more than 2500 learning objects for download in a wide range of industries and subject areas, including business, community services, electro technology, horticulture, tourism, and hospitality. The focus is on TVET.
Connexions http://cnx.org A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute
Development Gateway http://topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation/index.do dgCommunities is both a place to find knowledge resources focused on development issues and an interactive space where users can share their own work, participate in discussions, and find people with similar interests.
Internet Archive, Education http://www.archive.org/details/education This library contains hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.
JORUM (JISC) http://www.jorum.ac.uk JORUM is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials.
Lecturefox http://www.lecturefox.com Lecturefox is a free service, where users can find high-quality classes from universities all over the world. The site focuses on lectures from the faculties of physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics. In the category “faculty mix” you can find miscellaneous lectures from other departments like electrical engineering, biology, psychology, economics, history and philosophy.
MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm In this site, users can find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials, and share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues.
OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org This site allows users to browse and search OER Commons to find curriculum, and tag, rate, and review it for others.
OpenCourseWare Consortium http://www.ocwconsortium.org/use/use-dynamic.html The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. Users can find course materials by browsing individual OpenCourseWare sites or by searching across all courses.
OWL Institute – Open Educational Resources http://www.owli.org/oer OWL’s mission is to research, develop, and distribute educational resources and opportunities across economic, geographic and cultural barriers.
OE Portal Resource Centre http://www.owli.org/portal Organizing OER within a powerful and efficient learning management system, the OWL Institute’s Open Education Portal off ers ready-made courses for public use. Using open source software and the OER, the OE Portal puts the power of open education into everyone’s reach. Along with resources, the OE Portal brings important news, initiatives, events, expert reviews, guidance and insights for using OER eff ectively and meaningfully.
ParisTech OpenCourseWare http://www.paristech.org/en/etudier_libres.html The main goal of this site is to promote, gather and give free access to the largest number of courses materials. the site off ers access to OCW, PHD Theses and displays all the Credits, Training programs and Books written by Educators.
Repository.ac.nz http://oer.repository.ac.nz/course/index.php An OER initiative in New Zealand, this site allows users to access a number of courses.
SOFIA (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) OpenCourseWare http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery The goal of Sofia is to publish community college-level course content and make it freely accessible on the web to support teaching and learning. The focus is on exploring ways of supporting instruction and student learning using web-based resources.
Universia OCW http://ocw.universia.net/en This site contains Spanish and Portuguese OCW from over 30 participating institutions.
Vietnam OpenCourseWare http://www.vocw.edu.vn/$ The content in Vietnam OpenCourseWare comes in two formats: modules, which are like small “knowledge chunks,” and courses, which are collections of modules. Their open licence allows for free use and reuse of all their content. Most of the course content is in Vietnamese.
Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium http://tocwc.nctu.edu.tw This website contains OCW from a number of universities in Taiwan. The website as well as the resources are in Chinese.
Utah OpenCourseWare Alliance http://uocwa.org/courses This site collates all the OCW courses from participating institutions in Utah, US.
NetEase OpenCourseWare Consortium http://v.163.com/open OpenCourseWare Consortium NetEase is the 3rd largest portal site in China and has joined the OCW Consortium as a Sustaining Affiliate Member. They have translated hundreds of videos into Chinese, and are preparing to launch a platform for study groups.
CEC Learning Object Repository (India) http://www.cec-ugc.org Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) is an inter-university centreon electronic media, established by the University Grants Commission (UGC). CEC’sLearning Object Repository (LOR) houses educational resources in diff erent subjects such as Archaeology, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts etc.
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) http://nptel.iitg.ernet.in The main objective of NPTEL program is to enhance the quality of engineering education in India by developing curriculum based video and web courses. This is being carried out by seven premier institutions as a collaborative project.

Open Schooling Initiatives

OER 4 OpenSchools http://www.col.org/OpenSchooling COL is undertaking a range of activities to strengthen the capacity and sustainability of open schools in developing countries. This includes creating practical handbooks, hosting capacity building workshops, commissioning research and providing access to digital resources.
National Institute of Open Schooling http://www.nios.ac.in NIOS provides a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also off ers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE).
Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) http://www.namcol.com.na NAMCOL was created by an Act of Parliament (Act 1 0f 1997). It provides learning opportunities for adults and out of school youth.
Botswana College of Open andDistance Learning (BOCODOL) http://www.bocodol.ac.bw BOCODOL off ers distance education courses for preparation for the Junior Certificate and BGCSE examinations. The college was established out of the Distance Education section of the Non-Formal Education Department. Part of its mission is to extend distance education course provision beyond schooling to off er vocational and other courses. The BOCODOL courses are primarily print-based with some audio support broadcast on Radio Botswana.
Telesecundaria http://telesecundaria.dgme.sep.gob.mx The Telesecundaria project (lower secondary school learning with television support) has been instrumental in changing this situation and Mexico’s communications infrastructure is now opening up to diff erent forms of education and learning.

OCW OER Search

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) http://www.col.org/OER COL provides a Google Custom search, which will initially return all OCW and OER results from the higher-education institutions and OER repositories that have been selected. Once on the results page, users can refine their search further by selecting only OCWs or only OERs or only OCWs from certain regions. They also provides the Yahoo Pipes search field, to help users find specific OCWs.
Discover Ed http://discovered.creativecommons.org/search This search facility is provided by Creative Commons to help users find OER.
Folksemantic http://www.folksemantic.com Browse and search over 110,000 Open Education Resources (OERs). “This is an open educational resource recommender. There’s also a website widget and a Firefox extension. The system basically provides access to NSDL resources, but also Johns Hopkins, MERLOT and MIT-OCW resources. OER Recommender now has real-time analysis of OER resources related to other web pages (eg. Amazon). It’s all free and open source, and the code is available”.
Freelearning–Search for OER sites http://freelearning.bccampus.ca/searchOER.php This Google Custom Search Engine allows users to focus their search to sites which have already been identified by Freelearning as high quality OER, reducing the clutter of a generic Google search.
Google OCW http://opencontent.org/googleocw This custom search engine allows users to focus their search on finding OCW.
OER Recommender http://www.oerrecommender.org OER Recommender makes it easy for OER providers to provide links to related resources. It links users to OER related to web pages you are browsing.
OpenCourseWware Finder http://ocwfinder.com This search facility developed by Folksemantics which allows you to search for OER using a keyword search or by a search by tagged items.
SOFIA (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) OpenCourseWare http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery The goal of Sofia is to publish community college-level course content and make it freely accessible on the web to support teaching and learning. The focus is on exploring ways of supporting instruction and student learning using web-based resources.
Taiwan OpenCourseWare Consortium http://tocwc.nctu.edu.tw This website contains OCW from a number of universities in Taiwan. The website as well as the resources are in Chinese.
Vietnam OpenCourseWare http://www.vocw.edu.vn/$ The content in Vietnam OpenCourseWare comes in two formats: modules, which are like small “knowledge chunks,” and courses, which are collections of modules. Their open licence allows for free use and reuse of all their content. Most of the course content is in Vietnamese.
Universia OCW http://ocw.universia.net/en This site contains Spanish and Portuguese OCW from over 30 participating institutions.

University OCW Initiatives

Athabasca University http://emd.athabascau.ca/opencourseware The only OCW course found at this university is ‘Maths Support for Calculus’. This consists of 5 modules.
Brigham Young University http://ce.byu.edu/is/site/courses/ocw BYU Independent Study off ers selected courses from the university and high-school portfolio in their Open CourseWare pilot program.
Capilano University, Canada http://ocw.capilanou.ca The Capilano University OpenCourseWare site is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world.
Carnegie Mellon University, Open Learning Initiative http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) builds courses that are intended to enact instruction–or, more precisely, to enact the kind of dynamic, flexible, and responsive instruction that fosters learning. The site contains Open & Free courses over a number of disciplines. These are designed for individual students who are not under the guidance of an instructor and allows access to most or all course content.
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand http://cu-ocw.eng.chula.ac.th/cu/Courses_listing This site contains course content in English and Thai.
College of Eastern Utah’s OpenCourseWare http://ocw.ceu.edu This site is involved in making course materials available through an open content licence.
Dixie State College of Utah http://ocw.dixie.edu Dixie State OpenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world
Grenoble Ecole de Management http://opencim.grenoble-em.com This site contains OpenCourseWare in Management. The course content is in French.
John HopkinsBloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) OCW http://ocw.jhsph.edu The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OCW project provides access to content of the School’s most popular courses. It provides free, searchable, access to JHSPH’s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
Kaplan University OpenCourseWare http://ocw.kaplan.edu This site provides Open access to materials used in a variety of Kaplan University’s courses.
Keio University http://ocw.dmc.keio.ac.jp This site contains notes and materials. The course outlines and assessment tasks are in English, but lecture notes are in Japanese
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals http://opencourseware.kfupm.edu.sa The purpose of KFUPM open courseware is to showcase course material used in the courses of the university to demonstrate KFUPM educational culture and to be part of the global interactions in the open sharing of educational material. The courses on this site are categorized in terms of the academic disciplines in which university off ers its academic programs. The site currently includes sample courses and more courses will be added to the site with time.
Korea University http://ocw.korea.edu/ocw Contains the university’s OCW in English.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science andTechnology http://web.knust.edu.gh/oer Through the OER project, funded by the Hewlett Foundation, began in KNUST as a collaboration between Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; University of Ghana, Accra, University of Michigan, USA, University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Western Cape, South Africa and OER Africa. KNUST’s OER initiative is also supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations. As part of this collaboration, an African Health OER Network which includes other African universities has been established to enhance knowledge sharing and KNUST represented by the College of Health Sciences is a part of this network.
Kyoto-UOpenCourseWare http://ocw.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?set_language=en This site provideas access to lectures and courses at the university. Note that many of the lecture notes are in Japanese.
Kyung Hee University http://ocw.khu.ac.kr:8080/CTL This site provideas access to lectures and courses at the university. Course and syllabus outlines are in English, while lecture notes are in English and Korean.
La Universidad de Monterrey http://ocw.udem.edu.mx Contains the university’s OCW (in Spanish).
Michigan State University http://www.msuglobal.com/ocw MSU Open CourseWare (OCW) is an initiative of the university led by MSUglobal Learning Ventures. Their goal is to share the expertise of the University through OER in the form of OCW. MSU OCW provides free and open access to a growing collection of formal course content as well as innovative and educational resources.
Middle EastTechnical University (METU) OpenCourseWare, Turkey http://ocw.metu.edu.tr METU OpenCourseWare is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. They off er courses in Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Computer Engineering, Educational Sciences, Foreign Language Education, Informatics, Mechanical Engineering and Physics
MITOpenCourseWare–Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://ocw.mit.edu One of the most popular and most extensive open courseware collections online, MIT off ers 1,900 courses in nearly every subject. The site contains free lecture notes, exams, and videos, and no registration is required.
Nagoya University OpenCourseware (NU OCW), Japan http://ocw.nagoya-u.jp/index.php?lang=en This site contains notes and materials from lectures given at Nagoya University. The course outlines and assessment tasks are in English, but lecture notes are in Japanese.
National Tsing Hua University http://my.nthu.edu.tw/~ocw This site contains course materials in English and Chinese.
OCW Universidad de Cantabria http://ocw.unican.es Contains the university’s OCW (in Spanish).
Open Learn ( (The Open University UK) http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials. In the LearningSpace users can find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion. forum.
Open Learning Initiative http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning Contains open and free courses as well as ‘academic versions’”of courses that are led by an instructor (the latter involves a maintenance fee).
Open Content UCT http://opencontent.uct.ac.za The UCT OpenContent directory is the web portal for accessing open teaching and learning content from UCT. Produced by the Open Educational Resources project in the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT with the support of the Shuttleworth Foundation, the directory aims to showcase the teaching eff orts of UCT academics and encourage the publication of open resources.
Open Universiteit Nederland http://www.opener.ou.nl Contains the university’s OCW (in Dutch).
Open University of Catalonia, Spain http://ocw.universia.net/en/instituciones/8/open-university-of¬catalonia Contains the university’s OCW (in Spanish).
Open Yale Courses http://oyc.yale.edu/courselist? Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also off ered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.
Open.Michigan https://open.umich.edu/education/courses-resources The University of Michigan’s initiative to create and share knowledge, resources, and research with the global learning community–Open.Michigan includes information, updates, discussion, blogs, videos, and podcasts detailing their eff orts.
Osaka University, Japan http://ocw.osaka-u.ac.jp Osaka University Open Course Ware Pilot Site is a collections of Osaka University’s educational materials which is actually used in the courses taught at Osaka University. Course outlines are in English, and course notes are in Japanese.
Peoples-uni.org http://www.peoples-uni.org Off ers courses in public health through Internet based e-learning. The course content is accessible when you register/login.
Pusan National University http://ocw.pusan.ac.kr Course outlines and the syllabus is in English, but lectures are in Korean.
RaiOpenCourseware, India http://www.rocw.raifoundation.org Rai OpenCourseware is Rai Foundation Colleges’s inititave of bringing world-class higher education within the reach of one and all. Educational institutions who wish to use Rai OpenCourseWare for their students can also do so by only providing an acknowledgement to Rai Foundation Colleges as ‘Source’.
The UMass Boston OpenCourseWare (University of Massachusetts, Boston) http://ocw.umb.edu/courselist This site contains OCW over a number of diff erent subjects.
Tokyo Institute of Technology http://www.ocw.titech.ac.jp/index.php?lang=EN Lecture outlines are in English.
TU Delft OpenCourseware, The Netherlands http://ocw.tudelft.nl TU Delft OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.
United Nations University, UNU OpenCourseWare (Japan) http://ocw.unu.edu/Courses_listing The UN University is committed to the development of this OCW website that showcases the training and educational programmes implemented by the University in a wide range of areas relevant to the work of the United Nations.
Universidad Cadiz http://ocw.uca.es Contains course materials in Spanish
University of California College Prep (UCCP) Open Access http://www.ucopenaccess.org Provides prep courses freely available for students and educators to use as supplemental or complementary material. Users can easily move through an entire UCCP course from start to finish, or a lecturer can send studens to an open course to provide them with additional learning opportunities.
University of California, Berkley http://webcast.berkeley.edu Contains podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses.
University of California, Irvine http://www.B31//ocw.uci.edu/B39 Contains courses in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
University of Notre Dame http://ocw.nd.edu Notre Dame OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. Users can access courses from 20 departments.
University of Puerto Rico http://www.ocwupr.org:8080/ocw Contains a number of courses (in Portuguese).
University of the Western Cape–Free Courseware Project http://freecourseware.uwc.ac.za/freecourseware/courselist UWC has a long history of supporting the use, development and diffusion of free/open source software and educational resources. In 2005 UWC’s Senate passed an ambitious Free Content, Free/Open Courseware Policy, which removed institutional obstacles to publication of open educational resources. The Free Courseware project is part of a broader move towards implementation of this strategy.
University of Tokyo OpenCourseWare (Japan) http://ocw.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english This site contains OCW over a number of diff erent subjects. The course content is available in English and Japanese.
University of Utah OpenCourseWare Project http://my.courses.utah.edu/course/category.php?id=3 The University of Utah’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) project is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. Also known as U Moodle, the University of Utah has courses in Art, English, Economics, Education, History and the Sciences.
UNow: University of Nottingham OpenCourseWare http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk U-Now is the University of Nottingham’s formal open courseware initiative, and a member of OCW OpenCourseWare Consortium.
USQOpenCourseWare (University of Southern Queensland)–Australia http://ocw.usq.edu.au USQ is initially off ering sample courses from each of the five faculties and also courses from its Tertiary Preparation Program.
Utah State University OpenCourseWare http://ocw.usu.edu Utah State OpenCourseWare is a collection of educational material used in our formal campus courses, and seeks to provide people around the world with an opportunity to access high quality learning opportunities.
Utah Valley State College http://open.uvu.edu Containing a number of OCW across subjects, this site requires users to create an account to view and use their OCW materials.
Utah Valley University http://open.uvu.edu Contains two OER/OCW.
Waseda University http://www.waseda.jp/ocw Contains a number of courses in English.
Weber State OpenCourseWare (Weber State University) http://ocw.weber.edu Part of the OCW consortium, the university off ers limited OCW in Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, English Health Promotion & Human Performance, and Information Systems & Technology.
Western Governors University http://ocw.wgu.edu Western Governors University is a non-profit online university, and is the only accredited university in the U.S. off ering competency-based, online degrees. It currently provides access to OCW in Liberal Arts.
China OpenResources for Education (CORE) http://www.core.org.cn/cn/jpkc/index_en.html China Open Resources for Education (CORE) is a consortium of universities. It is is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote closer interaction and open sharing of educational resources between Chinese and international universities.
JapanOpencourseware Consortium http://www.jocw.jp JOCW is the consortium of Japanese Universities which have been providing OCW in Japan.
Indira Ghandi National Open University http://www.egyankosh.ac.in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is a national open university that off ers distance and open education in India and other countries. IGNOU has initiated the establishment of a National Digital Repository of learning resources eGyankosh. This repository envisages to store, index, preserve, distribute and share the digital learning resources of open and distance learning (ODL) institutions of the country. The repository supports seamless aggregation and integration of learning resources in diff erent formats such as self-instructional study materials, audio-video programmes, and archives of radio and television-based live interactive sessions.
Doshisha University Open Courseware http://opencourse.doshisha.ac.jp/english/study.html The materials actually used in classes of Doshisha University in Japan are made openly available through the Internet. Courses range by schools, such as the School of Theology or the Institute for Language and Culture. Courses are presented in Japanese.
Universidad Nacional de Columbia http://www.virtual.unal.edu.co/unvPortal/courses/CoursesViewer.do?reqCode=viewOfFacultys National University, Columbia off ers a wide array of free courses available for Spanish speaking students. Subjects that can be studied include administration, science, nursing, art, agronomy, engineering, architecture, medicine and dentistry.
Open University of Hong Kong http://freecourseware.ouhk.edu.hk/fc/php/index_e.php?id=2d615705f04bcf974c4b3766411250cf&sid=0&lang=e The Open University of Hong Kong, being the major local provider of distance education, off ers free opportunities for interested students to have a genuine experience of distance education. Some of the courses are presented in Chinese.
University of Hong Kong http://www.arch.hku.hk/~cmhui/teach/#Courses The University of Hong Kong offers several free online courses in sustainable architecture and energy-efficient design. The course materials are all in English.

Subject-Specific OCW-OER

ACEMaths Project http://www.oerafrica.org/acemaths The aim of the Saide ACEMaths Project was to pilot a collaborative process for the selection, adaptation and use of OER materials for teacher education programmes in South Africa. The ACEMaths module, Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Diverse Classrooms, is available for downloading for free in two formats–for printing (PDF), and for adaptation (Word).
Tufts Open Courseware http://ocw.tufts.edu Tufts OpenCourseWare provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts’ course off erings demonstrate the University’s strength in the life sciences in addition to its multidisciplinary approach, international perspective and underlying ethic of service to its local, national and international communities. Tufts OCW:• Publishes Tufts course materials.• Does not require any registration.• Does not grant credit, degrees, or certificates.• Does not provide access to Tufts faculty; however feedback is shared.
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) http://www.healcentral.org The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library that provides freely accessible digital teaching resources of the highest quality that meet the needs of today’s health sciences educators and students.
BerkleeShares http://www.berkleeshares.com Here you will find free music lessons that you can download, share and trade with your friends and fellow musicians. Berklee Shares is: Individual self-contained music lessons developed by Berklee faculty and alumni. Free and open to the music community around the world. A library of MP3 audio, QuickTime movie, and PDF files. A glimpse into the educational opportunities provided by Berklee.
Google Computer Science Curriculum Specific Search http://code.google.com/edu/curriculumsearch The CS Curriculum Search will help you find teaching materials that have been published to the web by faculty from CS departments around the world. You can refine your search to display just lectures, assignments or reference materials for a set of courses.
Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP) OCW (Vietnam) http://ocw.fetp.edu.vn/home.cfm FETP OpenCourseWare is a resource for people working or studying in policy-related fields to increase their knowledge and explore new approaches to learning and curriculum development. Instructors are encouraged to adopt FETP’s curricular materials for use in their own courses. Students may use FETP’s materials to guide independent study. Course syllabi, lecture notes, reading lists and problem sets used in many one-year mid-career program and executive education courses are available online.
Leadership Initiative for Public Health in East Africa (LIPHEA) http://www.liphea.org Initiative for Public Health in East Africa (LIPHEA) initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) and Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) to not only provide eff ective public health leadership for Uganda and Tanzania, but also to catalyze the training of public health leaders in the whole region.
Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) http://www.tessafrica.net This site off ers a range of OER in four languages to support school based teacher education and training.
Stanford University (School of Engineering) http://see.stanford.edu View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students. Stanford encourages fellow educators to use Stanford Engineering course materials in their own classrooms. A Creative Commons licence allows for free and open use, reuse, adaptation and redistribution of Stanford Engineering Everywhere material.
African Health OER Network http://www.oerafrica.org This is a collaboration of institutions seeking to develop a sustainable and scalable model for the systematic rollout of OER to support health education on the continent. The OER materials produced in this initiative will be made freely available to students, faculty, and self-learners around the world through a Creative Commons licence.
CTisUs (vodacsts) http://www.ctisus.com/vodcasts/index.html CT is us is created and maintained by The Advanced Medical Imaging Laboratory (AMIL). AMIL is a multidisciplinary team dedicated to research, education, and the advancement of patient care using medical imaging with a focus on spiral CT and 3D imaging. The AMIL is part of the Department of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, MD.
IMARK (Information Management Resource Kit) http://www.imarkgroup.org/modulesintro_en.asp?m=2 The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative to train individuals and support institutions and networks world-wide in the eff ective management of agricultural information. IMARK consists of a suite of distance learning resources, tools and communities on information management. IMARK is being developed as a series of modules on CD-ROM and on the Internet, off ered free of charge, which will introduce the latest concepts, approaches and tools for information management. Each IMARK module focuses on a specific area of information management, with a curriculum designed, developed and reviewed by subject matter experts. The modules are being developed using the latest methods in e-learning, providing an interactive environment for self-paced learning.
Chinese Quality Open Courseware (CQOCW) http://ocw.core.org.cn/CORE To share Chinese Quality Courses worldwide, China Open Resources for Education (CORE) has launched the project of writing “Chinese Quality Open Courseware (CQOCW)” into English in 2006.
Oxford University Mathematics OpenCourseWare http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/opencourseware Has a number of Mathematics courses which are published under the terms of OpenCourseWare.
GEM4OpenCourseWare http://gem4.educommons.net GEM4 enables the brokering of engineers, life scientists and medical professionals with shared facilities and joint students and post-doctoral fellows to tackle major problems in the context of human health and diseases that call for state-of-the-art experimental and computational tools in cell and molecular mechanics, biology and medicine.
Robotics CourseWare http://roboticscourseware.org RoboticsCourseWare.org is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. The site was created for the primary purpose of providing a resource to faculty at colleges and universities to facilitate the implementation of new robotics courses or the improvement of existing courses. The aim is to enable institutions without core expertise in robotics to begin to introduce these concepts into their curricula.In developing and populating the site, they have prioritized the following:Providing original, easily-modifiable curricular content, typically in .ppt and .doc formats.Covering the range of primary areas of robotics pedagogy, including robot mechanics, control, motion planning, vision, and localization, with less emphasis on secondary areas and courses in which robotics is used as platform to teach concepts in other academic areas.
nanoHUB http://nanohub.org A resource for nanoscience and technology, the nanoHUB was created by the NSF-funded Network for Computational Nanotechnology. It is a rich, web-based resource for research, education and collaboration in nanotechnology. The nanoHUB hosts over 1600 resources which will help you learn about nanotechnology, including Online Presentations, Courses, Learning Modules, Podcasts, Animations, Teaching Materials, and more. Most importantly, the nanoHUB off ers simulation tools which you can access from your web browser, so you can not only learn about but also simulate nanotechnology devices.
Science Commons http://sciencecommons.org Science Commons has three interlocking initiatives designed to accelerate the research cycle — the continuous production and reuse of knowledge that is at the heart of the scientific method. Together, they form the building blocks of a new collaborative infrastructure to make scientific discovery easier by design. Making scientific research “re-useful”. We help people and organizations open and mark their research and data for reuse. Enabling “one-click” access to research materials — We help streamline the materials-transfer process so researchers can easily replicate, verify and extend research. Integrating fragmented information sources — We help researchers find, analyze and use data from disparate sources by marking and integrating the information with a common, computer-readable language.
AgEcon Search http://ageconsearch.umn.edu AgEcon Search is a free, open access repository of full-text scholarly literature in agricultural and applied economics, including working papers, conference papers and journal articles. There are 68 subject headings, which run the full gamut of agricultural economics and agribusiness.

OER Tools

Curriki http://www.curriki.org A website where the community shares and collaborates on free and open source curricula. Curriki is a community of educators, students and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world. It is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them.
EduCommons http://educommons.com eduCommons is a content management system designed specifically to support OpenCourseWare projects. eduCommons will help you develop and manage an open access collection of course materials. It is built around a workflow process that guides content developers through the process of publishing materials in an openly accessible format.
Eduforge, Innovation for Education https://eduforge.org Eduforge is an open access environment designed for the sharing of ideas, research outcomes, open content and open source software for education. Users are welcome to use the community resources or start their own project space. Eduforge is designed to provide tools for collaboration at two levels. The Eduforge Community is for everyone with an interest in education to share their thoughts and experience. Eduforge Projects supports more focused research, discussions, and software development for education. Users can register a project of their own, or request to join one of the many innovative project communities.
Folksemantic http://www.folksemantic.com Browse and search over 110,000 Open Education Resources (OERs). “This is an open educational resource recommender. There’s also a website widget and a Firefox extension. The system basically provides access to NSDL resources, but also Johns Hopkins, MERLOT and MIT-OCW resources. OER Recommender now has real-time analysis of OER resources related to other web pages (eg. Amazon). It’s all free and open source, and the code is available”–Stephen Downes. It also allows you to meet people with whom you can find, discuss, remix, and develop learning resources.
OER Grapevine http://www.oergrapevine.org/OER_projects OER Grapevine’s mission is to promote discussion and cooperation among projects relating to open educational resources (OER). The site was created in 2006 Rob Lucas, and includes an email list and this wiki. This wiki will be used to keep a list and short descriptions of OER projects.
Open Clip Art Library http://www.openclipart.org This project aims to create an archive of user contributed clip art that can be freely used.
Open Everything http://openeverything.wik.is Open Everything is a global conversation about the art, science and spirit of ‘open’.It gathers people using openness to create and improve software, education, media, philanthropy, architecture, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the society we live in: everything. It’s about thinking, doing and being open.
Open Font Library http://openfontlibrary.org The goal of the Open Font Library project is to collect free software fonts–those that may be used, changed and shared freely.
Open Source Open Courseware Prototype System (OOPS) http://www.myoops.org Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS) supports a volunteer eff ort in widening access to world-class knowledge for the Chinese-speaking population around the globe. The mission of OOPS is threefold: To break down language barriers through adding translation and captioning; To disseminate OER concept and stimulate use through speech, media coverage, and community building. To encourage original Chinese contributions of OER through partnership and consultation.
OpenCastCommunity http://www.opencastproject.org The Opencast community is collaboration of individuals, higher education institutions and organizations working together to explore, develop, define and document best practices and technologies for management of audio visual content in academia. Through the mailing list, website and collaboration among its members, the community off ers guidance and information to help others choose the best approach for the delivery and usage of rich media online.
Peer 2 Peer University http://www.p2pu.org The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated students, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well.
The Bazaar http://www.bazaar.org The Bazaar is a community portal for people who want to use, exchange and share Open Source Software and resources to support learning.
UNESCO OER Community http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org This site was originally created by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) as a place where members of the UNESCO OER Community can work together on questions, issues and documents. The site contains useful resources needed to understand what OER is about, and how to use/contribute/collaborate.
WikiEducator http://wikieducator.org The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative: planning of education projects linked with the development of free content; development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning; work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs; networking on funding proposals developed as free content.
WikiTeach http://WikiTeach.org This lesson plan wiki is for teachers who want to share their lessons with others. Think of it as a Wikipedia of instructional content. Login is not required, but you can log in to take advantage of enhanced features. The free lesson plans available on this site are from a wide age range including preschool lesson plans, elementary lesson plans, middle school lesson plans, high school lesson plans and college lesson plans. Subjects covered in these free lesson plans can be from any subject, including math lesson plans, english lesson plans, language lesson plans, history lesson plans, social studies lesson plans, art lesson plans, science lesson plans and more.
Open Education News http://openeducationnews.org The field of open education is gaining momentum and energy. As additional projects, foundations, universities, and other participants join the movement, the need increases for a single source to gather, sort, analyze, synthesize, and disseminate news related to open education. Open Education News provides you with a daily dose of the most relevant open education news from around the world.
Open Education–Free Education For All http://www.openeducation.net OpenEducation.net is a site dedicated to tracking the changes occurring in education today.
OLCOS, (Open eLearning Content Observatory Services) http://www.olcos.org aims at building an (online) information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of open educational resources, in particular, open digital educational content (ODEC) in Europe.Presently the benefits and characteristics of open source software in education is apparent and widely acknowledged, this is not the case with respect to the concept of digital open content that may particularly benefit flexible and open learning models (e.g. collaborative knowledge and skills building) in schools, higher educational institutions and vocational training. Contains a useful a set of online tutorials that provide information and guidance on how to practically work with ODEC.
OLNet (Open Learning Network project) http://olnet.org/node/68 The aim of OLnet is to tackle gathering evidence and methods about how we can research and understand ways to learn in a more open world, particularly linked to Open Educational Resources (OER) but also looking at other influences. We want to gather evidence together but also spot the ideas that people see emerging from the opportunities.

Other OER Sources

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Course Material http://www.col.org/courseMaterials COL has been involved in the creation of course materials with many of their partners over the years. Most of their material is freely available for download and adaption, but some may carry restrictive licences.
Harvey Project http://opencourse.org/collaboratories/harveyproject An international collaboration of educators, researchers, physicians, students,programmers, instructional designers and graphic artists working together to buildinteractive, dynamic human physiology course materials on the Web. Founded in 1998,the Harvey Project has over a hundred participants in nearly twenty countries. It hasreceived funding from the US National Science Foundation. The Harvey Project hasdeveloped over forty learning objects, mostly Java simulations and Flash(tm) animations.
Open of Course http://open-of-course.org/courses The focus is on educational information where people can benefit of in daily life. Most of the courses off ered here at the moment are related to computers, internet and learning languages. In the future we hope to off er more content on things like getting a job, business, hobbies, earning or saving money, self-improvement, etc. Open-Of-Course is based on Moodle, an open source electronic learning environment (ELO). Our portal is free for everyone to use.
Professional Education Organization International (PEOI) http://www.peoi.org Professional Education Organization International (or PEOI for short) was created, and is run by volunteers who believe that it is time for open post-secondary education be made available to all free of charge, and that the Internet is making this possible. Online course content to upgrade the skills of aspiring professionals, serving businesses that employ them, universities that award degrees, and faculty that off er instruction.
Uchannel(University Channel http://uc.princeton.edu The UChannel (also known as the University Channel) makes videos of academic lectures and events from all over the world available to the public. It is a place where academics can air their ideas and present research in a full-length, uncut format.
Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC) Courses http://www.vussc.info On behalf of Commonwealth Ministers of Education, COL is co-ordinating the development of a Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). Thirty countries are now actively engaged in making the VUSSC a reality. VUSSC countries have chosen to focus on creating skills-related courses in areas such as tourism, entrepreneurship, professional development, disaster management and a range of technical and vocational subjects. In this section, you can get information on various courses, course materials, guidebooks/handbooks, toolkits and other resources open to the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth.
Wikiversity http://en.wikiversity.org Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from preschool to university, including professional training and informal learning. They invite teachers, students, and researchers to join them in creating open educational resources and collaborative learning communities.