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Best Bet A nonprofit organization committed to improving student access to quality learning materials. Free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed by educators to ensure they are readable, accurate, and meet the scope and sequence requirements of your course.
Best Bet The B.C. Open Textbook Collection is home to a growing selection of open textbooks for a variety of subjects and specialties. Discover open textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty, meet our accessibility requirements, and/or include ancillary materials (quizzes, test banks, slides, videos, etc.).
Danish company that publishes educational material for students and business professionals. Includes approximately 800 free e-Textbooks in 7 languages in PDF format. Main focus is business and economics, engineering and natural sciences and IT.
Index to the online textbooks in MIT OpenCourseWare. Some online textbooks are open-licensed electronic versions of print books. Others are self-published online books, or course notes which are so thorough that they serve as an alternative to a conventional textbook.
Best Bet Thousand of videos on a wide variety of topics and subjects directed toward K-12 learners and teachers; it also includes materials appropriate for first-year college students. Not OER, but free to watch and use in classes.
The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library's vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, accessible to the viewers worldwide. The majority of titles in the National Screening Room are freely available as both 5 mb MP4 and ProRes 422 MOV/Quicktime downloads.
A repository of open access digitized videos for education and learning developed by the Interaction Design Laboratory at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
A collection of Creative Commons licensed videos that you can share, rework, and resuse.
Note that many of the resources below include content that is in the public domain or use Creative Commons licenses. While attribution may not be required, consider giving credit whenever possible so that others may find these collections.
Millions of user-uploaded photographs. To search for reusable images, go to ”Advanced Search” and choose the type of license needed (e.g. "Any license," "Creative Common license") from the pull-down menu.
Campus partners can browse photographs and access images with the Asset Request feature in Canto. An account administrator from Institutional Communications will approve the request within 2-3 business days. The previous image library is still available at: http://images.media.niu.edu/.
Selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds.
Hosted by Vanderbilt University, the Global Music Archive is a resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americans. Active collections include East African recordings and the Appalachian Dulcimer Archive.
On this social sound platform for creating and sharing music and sounds, many items are licensed with Creative Commons. To search for items that allow reuse, after a search, filter the search results by "To share," or "To modify."
Jointly owned by The Open University and SEEK Ltd., FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of short courses, programs, microcredentials, and degrees from top universities and institutions across the globe.