BCcampus Open Education Resources created a collection of open textbooks in about 40 subject areas. All their open textbooks are openly licensed using a Creative Commons license, and are offered in various e-book formats free of charge, or print on demand books available at cost.
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C-SPAN is a public service created by the American Cable Television Industry. They provide live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
Learn.Genetics was created and is operated by The Genetic Science Learning Center at The University of Utah. They offer an interactive and easy way to learn genetics.
MyOpenMath offers assignments and textbooks for basic Math courses. It was developed by David Lippman, a community college math professor in Washington State and is funded by Lumen Learning.
PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher and advocacy organization founded to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization whose resources are free and research-based. Their pioneering work brings the promise of technology into a reality for education in science, math and engineering. They have received funding from the NSF, Department of Education, Google, and USAID.
The Textbooks Collections is managed by the University of South Florida (USF) Library and is free and available to anyone. The goal of these collections is based on the USF’s Scholar Commons goal to provide digital preservation and open access to all scholarly works produced by the University of South Florida Community.
This library, maintained by the University of Minnesota, is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. The books in the catalog are peer-reviewed by instructors from a variety of institutions.
Smarthistory at Khan Academy is the leading open educational resource for art history. Art historians offer their knowledge in a simple and concise fashion.
College Open Textbooks (COT) is a project of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the Open Doors. COTs has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in college courses and identified more than 550. Open textbooks are freely available for use without restriction.
The primary aim of Directory of Open Access Books is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. The DOAB is a service of Open Access Publishing in European Networks Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals, thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. they are sponsored by EBSCO, inasp, and Wiley to name a few.
Learningpod strives to build the largest collection of questions for learning in the world. It’s goal is to make it easy for anyone to publish or practice questions on any subject or exam. They are available for use by everyone in the whole educational spectrum, from publisher to student.
MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community. The leadership of and responsibilities for the operation and improvement of processes and tools is maintained by California State University.
Lumen Learning provides high quality open courseware and support for educational institutions to help them eliminate textbook costs, broaden access to educational materials and improve student success through the effective use of open-educational resources (OER).
MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,200 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.
Noba is a free online platform that provides high-quality, flexibly structured textbooks and educational materials.
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach. Their aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some materials are paired with low cost textbooks.
OpenTextBookStore was created by educators frustrated with finding adoptable open textbooks, with the hope to make open textbook adoption easier for other faculty. They search the Internet for the best quality textbooks issued under open licenses that allow for printing. These books are easily adoptable and ready to use.
Saylor Academy provides tuition-free course and materials that are created by credentialed educators. The organization is funded by the Constitution Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by our Trustee Michael Saylor, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc.
Psych Web contains a variety of psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology including an introductory psychology textbook.
A series of workbooks, SPIRALPhysics, have been developed and used in place of a standard textbook in the introductory physics course sequence at Monroe Community College for several years.
Teach Astronomy is an astronomy learning tool, intended either as a supplement for classroom instruction or for informal learners wanting to know more about the subject. The major types of content can be explored with a keyword search and/or by using the visual display (called a Wikimap) to surf related items.