Examples of OER, include:
- Full university courses, complete with readings, videos of lectures, homework assignments, and lecture notes.
- Interactive mini-lessons and simulations about a specific topic, such as math or physics.
- Digital textbooks that are peer-reviewed and supported with ancillary materials.
- Elementary school and high school (K-12) lesson plans, worksheets, and activities that are aligned with state standards.
- Adaptations (including translations) of previously-published OER.
Here are some well-known examples of OER to explore:
Offers online practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. It covers math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
A dynamic non-profit digital ecosystem serving millions of users per month in the delivery of educational content to improve learning outcomes.
Open Textbook Library
A curated and peer-reviewed collection of open textbooks that have been adopted at multiple institutions of higher education.
It’s online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to build and share quality K-12 materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally.
The largest free encyclopedia in the world built collaboratively using wiki software.
An online repository of free-use images, sound, and other media files.
Creating and curating open educational resources (OER), piloting innovative credentials, and deploying open source technology, all toward supporting learning opportunities for all who seek them.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)
OCW makes the materials used in the teaching of MIT’s subjects freely available on the Web.
Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)
Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything.
Education non-profit. Improving K-12 learning globally.
Open Course Library
A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download.
An educational technology company with a mission to create and enable engaging, integrated, high-quality learning experiences in Mathematics and Science.
OER, Khan Academy, OpenStax CNX, Open Textbook Library, Curriki, Wikipedia, Saylor.org, MIT OpenCourseWare, Peer 2 Peer University, P2PU, CK-12, Open Course Library, Siyavula, Wikimedia Commons
- Butcher, N. (2015). A basic guide to open educational resources (OER). Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver and UNESCO. Retrieved from http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/36