Open Author provides a place where educators can build and share high-quality open educational resources (OER), such as courses, units, lessons, activities and presentations, to meet teaching and learning needs around the globe.
Pachyderm is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool. Designed for people who have little or no multimedia authoring experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form.
Create custom lessons by combining your own materials with interactive learning content. The mixture of personalized content, embedded assessment, and interactivity will increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes.
Versal is an open publishing platform for anyone to create interactive online courses - no coding required.
The Internet has connected all of us like never before. And yet, online learning is often one-dimensional - limited to videos and slide decks. It doesn’t have to be that way. Computers, and the modern Internet, are designed for interactivity.
The WikiEducator is an evolving community intended for the collaborative: -planning of education projects linked with the development of free content -development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning -work on building open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs -networking on funding proposals developed as free con
Open Access Publishers to Avoid
Some open access scholarly publishers operate under questionable practices - for example with minimal or no peer review, charging fees after accepting papers, using editor's names without permission. 
Academic Earth believes everyone deserves access to a world-class education, which is why we continue to offer a comprehensive collection of free online college courses from the world's top universities.
Searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals organized by category. The aim of DOAJ is to cover a wide range of subjects and languages. There are currently 5925 journals that are available in the directory and 2481 that are searchable at the article level. There are 488970 articles available on DOAJ in which 20% are peer reviewed articles.
The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.
Users are encouraged to cite and link to digital content and are free to do so without asking for permission. Depending on the source of the digitized work, licenses or other contractual terms may restrict further distribution or other uses. Please consult the "Access and Use" statement included in the PageTurner view for each item (in the grey drop-down box in the upper left corner of the viewing area), for volume-specific information. You need to make your own assessment of the copyright or other legal concerns related to uses beyond those provided by HathiTrust for particular works.
OpenCourseWare is the name given to open educational resources that are presented in course format, often including course planning materials, such as syllabi and course calendars, along with thematic content, such as textbooks, lectures, presentations, notes and simulations. Open Educational Resources are materials developed by experienced educators that are available for use, repurposing, and modification (including translation), in whole or in part, by everyone, everywhere in the world.
The Directory of Open Access Repositories, is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories. Each OpenDOAR repository has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded here. This in-depth approach does not rely on automated analysis and gives a quality-controlled list of repositories.
One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.
To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site.
To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.
This source is particularly strong in humanities subjects.
There are tens of thousands of learning objects calledpages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, all easily accessible online and downloadable to almost any device, anywhere, anytime.
The Orange Grove repository, is Florida's digital repository for instructional resources. The repository provides an environment for educators to search for, use, remix, share, and contribute educational resources. The repository can also be integrated with your Learning Management Systems (e.g., Blackboard, Desire 2 Learn, Canvas) . Discover, contribute, and import repository resources directly from your LMS.
has both full open access journals as well as optional open access journals. Optional open access journals have the permissions linked right to the article and may require a fee depending on the article and the use of the article. The majority of journals are scientifically based with some subject coverage on history and law.
The Teaching Commons brings together high-quality open educational resources from leading colleges and universities. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more.
“UCL is pleased to announce the launch of UCL Press, the University’s in house publishing arm. UCL Press will be the first fully Open Access university press in the UK with all books, journals and monographs freely available online, creating a diverse and accessible global knowledge resource…. All titles published by UCL Press will be made available in Open Access digital form, as well as in print and e-book formats available commercially.”
"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. "
Open textbooks are real, complete textbooks licensed so teachers and students can freely use, adapt, and distribute the material. Open textbooks can be downloaded for no cost, or printed inexpensively. This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.
Central search access to the thousands of images held on the websites for participating Canadian Cultural Institutions. Images of Canadian events, people, places and things that make up our collective heritage.
All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
Permits the use of over 10 million media files. It is a media file repository that allows accessibility to public domain and freely-licensed educational media content. This includes images, sounds, and video clips.
These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence - okay for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
Looking for music for a video, school project, game you’re developing, podcast or just for listening in your cubicle or mobile music device? Find exactly the music you’re looking for - podsafe, liberally licensed - using dig.ccMixter Music Discovery tool. Find out why one out of six uploads to ccMixter are used in a YouTube(tm) video, flickr moving image, podcast, compilation album and thousands of other places all over the web.
The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads. The Free Music Archive is directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.
Find the perfect song for your media project here! This site contains royalty-free stock music in genres such as: cinematic scores, corporate, easy listening, electronic, hip-hop, international, pop and rock.
All of the music on Mutopia may be freely downloaded, printed, copied, distributed, modified, performed and recorded. Music is supplied as PDF files for easy printing on either A4 or US Letter paper. The LilyPond source files are also available, which allow you to make your own editions based on ours. Computer-generated audio previews of the music are available as MIDI files, to give you a rough idea of what the music sounds like. Most of our music is distributed under Creative Commons licenses. Each piece clearly lists what license it is distributed under. For precise details of what each license permits, see the license details page.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. All sounds in the Opsound pool are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license or are placed in the public domain (the license information for each song can be found under the song link).
SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of composers, authors and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. Check here for licensing information for commercial use of music.