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Open Content: The What
Open Content Open Learning Communities are really the "what" of this educational phenomenon. These communities contain the actual content like video lectures, audio lectures, textbooks, lessons, problem sets, sample tests, and quizzes. These learning communities are the most "similar" in form to the traditional classroom.
Open Content: Learning Communities
MIT Open Courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free publication of MIT course materials that reflects almost all the undergraduate and graduate subjects taught at MIT.
Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.
Of course heavy in the sciences and technical sciences. You can browse by subject area or conduct an advanced search.
The Open Courseware Consortium
The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
Can search or browse course by language or creating institutions. International
Open Learning Initiative
The Open Learning Initiative (OLI) is a grant-funded group at Carnegie Mellon University, offering innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.
Smaller (only 15 classes available now)- varying types of courses
Students can make use of our extensive video library, interactive challenges, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
Over 3400 videos: library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer.
Practice Sets: Practice math at your own pace with our adaptive assessment environment. Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material.
Earn badges for completed courses.
Open Yale Courses
Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
Each course includes a full set of class lectures produced in high-quality video accompanied by such other course materials as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets. The lectures are available as downloadable videos, and an audio-only version is also offered. In addition, searchable transcripts of each lecture are provided.
Very extensive collection of courses ranging in disciplines from several universities including Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, etc.
The Saylor Foundation
Saylor.org is a free and open collection of college level courses. There are no registrations or fees required to take our courses, and you will earn a certificate upon completion of each course.
Courses in: General Education, Art History, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Literature, History, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology
The World’s Largest Online Library. Read, Publish, and Share Documents and Written Works
SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. With 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million pageviews, it is amongst the most visited 200 websites in the world. Besides presentations, SlideShare also supports documents, PDFs, videos and webinars.
Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.