Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and other purposes. This Guide provides information on using OERs in your courses, tools to locate OERs by type and top

Open Courses and Courseware

The OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative in the United States was started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. OCW is focused on making an institution's educational course materials created by faculty available outside of the institution.  Materials can include syllabi,  written lectures, assignments, readings, videotaped lectures, and audio lectures.

Open Courses are complete online courses (often called MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses) which are freely available to access and take. They include readings, assignments, and quizzes just like a traditional class. In many cases, certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the course, and in some cases are accepted for continuing education credit.

Multidisciplinary Repositories

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