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OER Commons

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OER Commons is a digital library of educational materials. OER Commons helps educators, students, and lifelong learners avoid time-consuming searches and find exactly the right materials. With a single point of access from which they can search, browse, and evaluate resources in OER Commons’ growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER everyone can more efficiently find what they need.

  • Multidisciplinary

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video
  • Podcasts & Audio Clips
  • Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Coursework & Assignments
  • Website

How may I use this material?

This resource is a collection of OER objects, each of which is licensed individually. Check the specific license terms of the resource you are interested in using.

Bloomsbury Academic Open Access

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Bloomsbury Academic, a branch of Bloomsbury Publishing, is committed to publishing the best scholarship across our lists in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Drama. Through an extension of the innovative Bloomsbury Open experiment, which has been running successfully since 2009, the full text of many academic books have made available online for free browsing on Bloomsbury Collections.

Disciplines

  • Education
  • Film/Media Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Theatre Studies
  • Philosophy

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video
  • Podcasts & Audio Clips
  • Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Coursework & Assignments
  • Website

How may I use this material?

This collection is generally available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives license. This means you are free to copy and redistribute the material provided you attribute the creator. You may not use the material for commercial purposes, and you may not distribute the material with any alterations.

Encyclopedia of Life

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Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth – of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria – is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.

This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.

Disciplines

  • Biology

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video
  • Podcasts & Audio Clips
  • Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Website

How may I use this material?

This collection contains resources under various licenses. Some material is under full copyright and some is free to use under a specific Creative Commons license. Check the license terms of the particular resources you wish to use.

The Economics Network

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The Economics Network provides publications, events, and other resources to support university teachers of economics throughout the UK and worldwide.

The Economics Network is based at and supported by the University of Bristol. It receives funding from the Royal Economic Society, the Scottish Economic Society, the London School of Economics, and Political Science and the University of Exeter.

Disciplines

List of the disciplines

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Game Lab, Government
  • History
  • Kogod School of Business
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • School of International Service
  • School of Professional and Extended Studies
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Uncategorized
  • Washington College of Law

Level

  • Basic

Types of Media & Content

  • Case Studies
  • Coursework & Assignments
  • Lecture & Video
  • Software
  • Website

How may I use this material?

The Economics Network gives permission to reproduce material from the website for non-commercial use, provided that the original source is acknowledged. They do not allow materials from the site to be included in a product that is sold for profit, but you can ask permission by contacting econ-network@bristol.ac.uk.

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Public Library of Science

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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. Recognizing the need for prestigious publications to rival existing elite journals such as Science and Nature, PLOS entered the publishing arena in October 2003 with the launch of PLOS Biology, followed in October 2004 by PLOS Medicine. They now operate several journals.

Their core objectives are to:
– Provide ways to overcome unnecessary barriers to immediate availability, access and use of research
– Pursue a publishing strategy that optimizes the quality and integrity of the publication process
– Develop innovative approaches to the assessment, organization and reuse of ideas and data

Disciplines

  • List of the disciplines
  • Anthropology
  • Audio Technology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Government
  • Health Promotion
  • Justice, Law, and Criminology
  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition Education
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Physics
  • Premedical
  • Professional Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • School of International Service
  • Sociology
  • Washington College of Law
  • World Languages & Cultures

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Academic Journals

How may I use this material?

This resource is open access under a creative commons! This means you’re always allowed to copy and redistribute the work under the condition that you attribute the creator and link to the original work. You’re probably able to also adapt, remix, and build on this resource (granted that you credit the creator and make your remixed version open access as well). However, make sure you look at the specifics of this license, and if you’re unsure, contact the creator directly!

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Directory of Open Access Journals

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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. The DOAJ aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short, the DOAJ aims to be the one-stop shop for users of open access journals.

Disciplines

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kogod School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of International Service
  • School of Professional and Extended Studies
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Washington College of Law

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Academic Journals

How may I use this material?

This resource is open access under a creative commons! This means you’re always allowed to copy and redistribute the work under the condition that you attribute the creator and link to the original work. You’re probably able to also adapt, remix, and build on this resource (granted that you credit the creator and make your remixed version open access as well). However, make sure you look at the specifics of this license, and if you’re unsure, contact the creator directly!

You are free to:
– Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
– Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Under the following terms:

– Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
– ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

MERLOT

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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 MERLOT project began in 1997, when the California State University Center for Distributed Learning developed and provided free access to MERLOT.

In 1998, a State Higher Education Executives Organization/American Productivity and Quality Center (SHEEO/APQC) benchmarking study on faculty development and instructional technology selected the CSU-CDL as one of six best practices centers in North America. Visitations to the CSU-CDL by higher education institutions participating in the benchmarking students resulted in interest in collaborating with the CSU on the MERLOT project. The University of Georgia System, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, University of North Carolina System, and the California State University System created an informal consortium representing almost one hundred campuses serving over 900,000 students and over 47,000 faculty. SHEEO was the coordinator for the cooperative of the four state systems.

In 1999, the four systems recognized the significant benefits of a cooperative initiative to expand the MERLOT collections, conduct peer reviews of the digital learning materials, and add student learning assignments. Each system contributed $20,000 in cash to develop the MERLOT software and over $30,000 in in-kind support to advance the collaborative project. The CSU maintained its leadership of and responsibilities for the operation and improvement of processes and tools.

In January, 2000, the four systems sponsored 48 faculty from the disciplines of Biology, Physics, Business and Teacher Education (12 faculty from each of the four systems) to develop evaluation standards and peer review processes for on-line teaching-learning material. In April, 2000, other systems and institutions of higher education were invited to join the MERLOT cooperative. In July, 2000, twenty-three (23) systems and institutions of higher education had become Institutional Partners of MERLOT. Each Institutional Partner contributed $25,000 and in-kind support for eight faculty and a project director (part-time) to coordinate MERLOT activities. The CSU continued its leadership of and responsibilities for the operation and improvement of processes and tools.

Disciplines

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kogod School of Business
  • School of Communication
  • School of International Service
  • School of Professional and Extended Studies
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Washington College of Law

Level

  • Basic
  • Advanced

Types of Media & Content

  • Lecture & Video
  • Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Coursework & Assignments
  • Website

How may I use this material?

It seems like the creator or owner of this resource has retained most of the right. This means that you’re allowed to link to the resource as it appears online. However, we’d advise you not to copy or adapt the material without asking for the creator for permission.

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