Open Education Week 2013
Khan Academy: View more than 3,000 instructional videos on everything from basic algebra to advanced chemistry, biology, and even the current banking crisis.
CK-12 Foundation: This nonprofit works with states and institutions to build web-based "flexbooks" that are free to use and adapt to multiple formats. More than 90 textbooks are available.
MIT OpenCourseWare: Since 2004, nearly all MIT course content has been available under open license.
Project Gutenberg: With more than 42,000 free ebooks, learners can choose among free epub books or they can download and read online.
Crash Course: Online video classes are available in history, literature, biology, and chemistry.
SciShow: These online video shorts cover popular science topics, such as warp drives.
YouTube EDU: Visit here for quick lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top universities, and inspiring videos.
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources: More than 100 colleges work together to expand access to education and promote awareness of open resources.
College Open Textbooks: This collaborative of educational organizations is affiliated with more than 200 colleges and works towards adoptions of open textbooks to community colleges.
Creative Commons: A Creative Commons license allows you to release your work for use by others for educational or nonprofit use.
Free to Learn Guide: Learn more about how OER policy can help reduce costs and improve the quality of educational resources.
Washington State's Open Course Library: This is a collection of expertly developed educational materials, including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments, from 81 college courses.
California's Open Source Textbook Project: This collaborate, public-private undertaking addresses the high cost, content range, and consistant shortages of K-12 textbooks in California.
YouTube Teachers: This video playlist organized by subject and grade was created by teachers for teachers.
TeacherTube: Like YouTube, TeacherTube has thousands of videos, but all are created by teachers and students.
Sophia Learning: These free teacher resources are available for professional development, classroom use, and tutorials for students.
Other Articles: "The Growing Adoption of Creative Commons Textbooks" (US News and World Report) and "Finding Bang for Your Buck in the World of Open Access" (Wired)
Books Available in the UCC Library:
Flickr Hacks. Bausch, P. 2006.
Blogging for Dummies. Gardner, S. 2008.
The Technology Toolbelt for Teaching. Manning, S. 2011.
How to do Everything with Your Web 2.0 Blog. Stauffer, T. 2008.
To learn more, visit the Open Education Week website.