Course Materials

There are countless openly available course materials in a variety of disciplines if you know where to locate them. SBCTC has vetted the sites that provide the best quality open course materials, such as assessments, syllabi, readings, and lectures. These resources have been assembled to help you choose what best fit your needs.

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UC Davis Stem

The UC Davis STEMWiki Hyperlibrary, consisting of seven interconnected “STEMWikis,” focuses on augmenting post-secondary education in multiple STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

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Skills Commons

Skills Commons is the official repository of all deliverables from the US Department of Labor (DOL)’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program.

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JHSPH Open provides 110 courses in Health and Medical areas, such as adolescent health, aging, behavior, occupational health, biostatistics, cancer, chronic diseases, public health, health policy, HIV, infectious disease, injury prevention, malaria, maternal health, nutrition, and mental health.

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The MERLOT Collection is made up of over 40,000 materials in 19 different material type categories and growing.

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MIT Open Courseware

MIT OpenCourseWare features the materials from 2,015 MIT courses. Many courses provide video lectures and actual recordings of MIT classrooms.

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OER Commons

OER Commons has forged alliances with over 500 major content partners. Users can search across over 42,000 vetted and fully-indexed OER ensuring a high level of resource relevancy and discovery.

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Open Course Library

Open Course Library (OCL) offers collections of course materials that cost $30 or less for our 81 highest enrolled courses. OCL leverages open educational resources (OER) that can be used, adapted and shared for free as well as low-cost publisher materials.

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Open Education Consortium

Open Education Consortium is NOT a content provider. Instead, they search available open educational materials and provide the links. It is probably the most comprehensive and accurate OER search engine out there. They are currently tracking 25,083 courses from 79 content providers

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Open Learning Initiative

Through the embedded assessments in every instructional activity, Open Learning Initiative (OLI) courses collect student activity data. The data makes possible corrections, suggestions, and cues that are tailored to the individual students’ current performance.

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Open Yale courses

Open Yale Courses features the video lectures of 42 renowned courses that are being taught at Yale. Each course includes a full set of video lectures accompanied by other course materials such as syllabi, suggested readings, and problem sets.

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Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy provides perfectly unified 317 courses with proven quality. They display and organize courses based on the scope and level. They also adopted about 100 open textbooks and provide them via their Bookshelf. They are well organized and easy to download.

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WAMAP is a web based mathematics assessment and course management platform, primarily used for online homework. Its use is provided free to Washington State public educational institution students and instructors.

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Webcast.berkeley provides hundreds of video/audio recordings of class lectures and special events. They are either the recordings of the real classroom lectures or the slideshows with narration.

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CK-12 is probably the biggest open content provider for K-12 STEM content. CK-12 provides standards-aligned teaching resources. Content is mapped to a variety of levels and standards, including common core.