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Favorite Open Educational Resources

I’ve been using free educational resources in my presentations for a few years.  Several professors have asked me for a list of Open Educational Resources (OER) that I have shared in various workshops. Here is a list of ten of my current favorites:

  1. EveryStockPhoto.com – Search engine that can be used to find free images on the web. http://www.everystockphoto.com/
  2. Incompetech is a collection of Creative Commons licensed music. http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/
  3. iTunes U is a collection of audio and video content from higher education faculty around the world that can be freely used for educational purposes. http://deimos3.apple.com/indigo/main/main.xml Many SPU professors are freely sharing their work in iTunes U. You can find it at: http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browsev2/spu-public
  4. Khan Academy provides 800+ YouTube tutorials covering math, science, and finance problems. http://www.khanacademy.org/index.html
  5. MERLOT is a peer-reviewed searchable collection of online learning materials. http://merlot.org
  6. Search by Creative Commons provides a convenient way to access search engines that include CC licensed materials. http://search.creativecommons.org
  7. Webcast.Berkeley is a collection of podcasts and webcasts from the University of California Berkeley. http://webcast.berkeley.edu/
  8. Wikimedia Commons is a media repository for public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips). http://commons.wikimedia.org
  9. YouTube EDU is a collection of videos and channels from higher education institutions http://www.youtube.com/education?b=400
  10. MIT OpenCourseware is a website that contains almost all content from MIT courses. http://ocw.mit.edu/
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