Useful OER Links
To explore the potential of open educational resources, see:
OpenCourseWare Consortium - www.ocwconsortium.org
An OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open digital publication of high quality university‐level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include course planning materials and evaluation tools as well as thematic content.
Jorum, the national open educational resources repository - www.jorum.ac.uk
Jorum is a JISC-funded Service in Development in UK Further and Higher Education, to collect and share learning and teaching materials, allowing their reuse and repurposing. This free online repository service forms a key part of the JISC Information Environment, and is intended to become part of the wider landscape of repositories being developed institutionally, locally, regionally or across subject areas. We use a modified version of DSpace for Jorum.
The Open University's OpenLearn - www.open.ac.uk/openlearn
OpenLearn gives you free access to learning materials from The Open University
MIT's OpenCourseWare - http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Apple's iTunes U - www.apple.com/education/mobile-learning
Apps help transform the way teachers teach and students learn. And there are apps for every subject and every stage of learning. With so many education apps available, you can carry an entire library of reference materials with you anywhere.
CcLearn, a division of Creative Commons dedicated to supporting open learning and open educational resources - https://creativecommons.org/education
This is a basic step-by-step guide for people who want to apply Creative Commons (CC) licenses to their educational resources, thus making them open educational resources (OER).
Open Educational Resources Commons, a network of shared teaching and learning materials - www.oercommons.org
OER Commmons is a place to find and share open education resources. ISKME created OER Commons, publicly launched in February 2007, to provide support for and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the web site offers engagement with resources in the form of social bookmarking, tagging, rating, and reviewing. OER Commons has forged alliances with over 120 major content partners to provide a single point of access through which educators and learners can search across collections to access over 24,000 items, find and provide descriptive information about each resource, and retrieve the ones they need. By being "open," these resources are publicly available for all to use, and principally through Creative Commons licensing, many thousands are legally available for repurposing, modifying and improving.
Tufts Open Courseware – Tufts University - http://ocw.tufts.edu/
Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT that provides free access to course content for everyone online. Tufts' course offerings 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.
ConstructionSite - http://constructionsite.org.uk
The constructionsite.org.uk contains a source of learning materials which are of use to students and tutors. It provides free access to information, resources and study units related to Construction and the Built Environment and includes: Construction Management, Building Services, Civil Engineering, Housing, Property and Facilities Management, Conservation and Heritage.