Digital learning objects and media tools are useful to supplement instruction, providing students with a dynamic and engaging learning experience.
These resources are designed to support faculty in delivering quality content and empowering students to achieve their academic goals.
The below list provides openly licensed educational resources, aimed at enhancing the accessibility, inclusivity, and quality of education:
Digital object sites
MERLOT – A curated collection of free and openly available online teaching, learning, and faculty development services designed to support faculty in enhancing the quality of education for their students.
SkillsCommons – A free and open online library of workforce training materials designed to support faculty in providing effective and innovative education to their students.
OERcommons – a dynamic digital library of open educational resources that offers a range of teaching and learning materials to faculty, including customizable lessons, activities, and assessments, to support their instructional needs.
Teaching Commons – a web-based resource that offers faculty free access to a wide range of open educational resources, including course modules, syllabi, and multimedia content, to support their teaching and enhance student learning outcomes.
GALILEO open learning materials – a repository of open educational resources that provides a wide range of free and accessible materials, including eTextbooks, presentations, and multimedia resources, to support their teaching and learning needs.
MIT Open Courseware – a freely accessible web-based platform that provides faculty with free access to a wide range of high-quality course materials, including lecture notes, videos, and exams, to support their teaching and enhance the educational experience of their students.
OpenStax – a nonprofit educational initiative that offers faculty free access to high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks and other learning materials designed to support their teaching and help students achieve their academic goals.
eBooks and eTextbooks
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) – a digital platform that provides faculty with free access to a wide range of peer-reviewed open access books in various subject areas to support their teaching and research.
Open Textbook Library – an online repository of openly licensed textbooks that faculty can access for free to support their teaching.
Open Learn by The Open University – a free online learning platform that offers faculty a diverse range of open educational resources, including courses, articles, and interactive media, to support their teaching and enable students to develop new knowledge and skills.
Saylor Academy – an online platform that offers faculty free access to a range of open educational resources, including courses, textbooks, and certificates, to support their teaching and enable students to gain new knowledge and skills in a variety of subject areas.
Open Course Library – a digital collection of open educational resources that provides faculty with free and openly licensed course materials, including syllabi, activities, and assessments, to support their teaching and improve student learning outcomes.
Open educational videos
TED Talks – a vast and diverse collection of short and inspiring videos presented by experts from different fields, aimed at informing and inspiring faculty and students alike.
Khan Academy – a free online learning platform that offers a wide range of video tutorials, practice exercises, and personalized learning dashboards designed to support faculty in supplementing their instruction and helping students learn at their own pace.
Library of Congress: Digital Collections – a vast online resource that provides faculty with free and open access to millions of digitized primary sources, including historical documents, photographs, maps, and recordings, to support their research and teaching.
Moving Image Archive – an open access collection of thousands of digitized movies, television shows, and other videos from the last 120 years that faculty can use in their teaching and research to explore a vast array of topics and disciplines.
Open Culture – a web-based platform that provides faculty with free access to a wealth of cultural and educational media, including online courses, ebooks, audiobooks, and language lessons, to enrich their teaching and support lifelong learning.
Frontline – a digital platform that offers faculty a diverse range of educational documentaries, news reports, and interviews covering a wide range of topics and disciplines, to support their teaching and enhance their students’ understanding of the world.
The Open Video Project – a collection of over 20,000 digitized videos that faculty can use in their teaching and research, featuring a diverse range of topics and formats, including documentaries, interviews, educational programming, and more.