Utilize free online educational resources in your teaching.
Teaching online makes assigning open and affordable learning materials even easier. There are many great platforms where you can find or create online learning materials for your courses. Take a look at some of the ones we recommend.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and reusable learning materials that faculty and students can augment to enhance learning. They consist of textbooks, images, articles, video & audio content as well software. They have become increasingly popular since using OER can save students $100s each semester and creates new opportunities for teaching and learning. Learn about what OER is and identify where to find OER. This webinar focuses on how to implement both OER content and new strategies for teaching and learning. Faculty will also find out about opportunities for financial and staff support in the implementation of OER for their classes.
H5P is a tool that lets you create interactive content that you can use in your online course. H5P is fully integrated into LATTE, so you can build either right in your course. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our webinar on H5P.
Our friends at the Brandeis Library have assembled a great list of open and affordable resources that you can use in your courses. We’ve highlighted a few on this page, but be sure to check out the entire list.
PubPub is a great tool for creating media-rich online publications. They also support peer-review within PubPub communities, making it a great platform for open-source journals or conference management.
OpenStax publishes open, peer-reviewed, college-level textbooks. Based out of Rice University, OpenStax publishes books in math, sciences, the humanities, social sciences, and business. You can use these textbooks at no cost to you or your students in your courses.
Open Educational Resources Commons is an online library of free to use (and sometimes free to modify) educational resources. You can search OER Commons for learning materials created by other educators or host your own content to share with students.
LinkedIn Learning offers tutorials and full courses in a wide range of topics, from the basics of programming to UX design. If you’re looking for good foundational materials for students to get up to speed for your course, LinkedIn Learning is a great resource.