The following are links to repositories of open educational resources. For medium-specific resources, see the Images, Video, and Audio links.
Collections of Open Education Resources (OER)
- Flickr (No signup required. How to search Flickr handout)
- Pixabay (Over 1.1 million images; check the details of the Creative Commons license)
- Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
- The Met (From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: 441,1729 images of artifacts, searchable by artist/culture, object type/material, geographical location, date/era, department)
- Unsplash high resolution images available under the Creative Commons Zero license.
- Search multiple other repositories via Creative Commons search. (Be sure to check licensing before using.)
- Pexels – Free stock photos
- Noun Project – Icons for everything for free
- Flaticon – Free icons
- Where to find free images online (3/20/2015 Problogger post – useful list of sites)
- The Ultimate Directory of Free Images Sources (7/9/14 Edublogger post)
- YouTube #University Channels (Organized by discipline)
- NPR YouTube Channel (Organized into playlists)
- National Geographic – (Over 1,000 videos)
- BBC News – (Current news and investigative pieces)
- Top Documentary Films (Over 3,000 films on often little-known topics; search or browse by category – down on the right)
- Internet Archive (Search the Wayback Machine for old versions of web pages: you can see how they have evolved;
scroll down to view categories of public domain materials, including 11 million books and texts, 4 million audio recordings, and 3 million videos)
- Vimeo Creative Commons (Search or browse by channel or category)
- Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
- iTunes U @UNCG
- Academic Earth
- MIT OpenCourseWare
- CourseTalk (Find a MOOC)
- P2PU (Peer 2 Peer University)
- Connexions (repository of over 17,000 learning objects)
- Flatworld Knowledge (college textbook publisher enabling authors to publish under an open license and students to access digital copies for free or pay for print)
- Academia.edu (“Academics use Academia.edu to share their research, monitor deep
analytics around the impact of their research, and track the research of
academics they follow. 2,968,071 academics have signed up to
Academia.edu, adding 1,646,076 papers and 764,826 research interests.
Academia.edu attracts over 5 million unique visitors a month.”)
Metasites (A list of sites that contain lists of repositories)
- Creative Commons guide – Helpful guide to understand creative commons with lists of creative commons search sites to find images, music and more.
- Finding Resources – A list of search engines that exist specifically for searching OERs.
- Open Professionals Education Network – A list categorized by both media and type of educational need.
- A guide to open educational resources – Sections on definition, history, how to find, open licensing and how to license your materials, rationale for adopting this approach, and practical guidance.
- Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources – Over 750 open textbooks.