OER Commons – Find and Share Open Educational Resources

OER Commons is a place where both students and teachers alike can find and use freely available educational resources for all levels of education.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights…OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared

OER Commons features among others

  • 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.
  • Adaptations of existing open work.
  • Electronic textbooks that are peer-reviewed and frequently updated.
  • Elementary school and high school (K-12) lesson plans, worksheets, and activities that are aligned with state standards
I personally find this site very useful and has come in handy in both my personal and academic capacities. Registration very simple and once registered, you have access to a whole new world of knowledge repository without needing to worry so much about licensing issues.

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