Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.

Open Educational Resources (OER) for the improvement of technology-enhanced teaching and learning. Searchable by type, discipline, and activity.

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning & Online Teaching

Major non-profit database sponsored by ISKME of resources searchable by subject, material type, institution, and other filters.

OER Commons

Open courses and materials from MIT, Duke, Notre Dame, John Hopkins, Tufts, Michigan, and international universities.

Open Courseware Consortium

Hosted by Annenberg Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Features videos, lesson plans, and interactives in all subject areas.

Annenberg Learner

Hosted by non-profit; heavily funded by Gates Foundation. Video lectures grouped by topics in Math, Science, Economics and Finance, Humanities, and Computer Programming.

Khan Academy

Founded by Rice University. Free peer-reviewed online textbooks and materials.


Led by the Library of Congress and Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, “an open, distributed network of comprehensive online resources ... from libraries, universities, archives, and museums.”

Digital Public Library of America

Repository Media library - searchable by license terms, resource type and title.

Saylor Foundation Media Library

Full courses, open content, documentaries, audio and ebooks searchable by subject or media type.

Open Courses

Non-profit digital library of multimedia, public domain books, and archived websites.

Internet Archive

Free high-quality textbooks, multimedia, and activities developed by Carnegie Mellon professors.

Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative

Hosted by Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and Gates Foundation. Free course materials to download and remix, including lessons, videos, and assessments.

Open Course Library

Lesson plans, games, and resources searchable by keyword, subject, and state curriculum standards.

Smithsonian Education

Search over 9.6 million records of museum objects, archives and library materials including more than 1.4 million online media files.

Smithsonian Institution Online Collections

Founded by NROC and the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.


Hosted and developed by consortium of Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Interactive games and learning objects for remediation, General Education and Humanities, Health, Technical, Teacher Development, and Business.


These resources are video captures of their famous public lecture series and include lectures given by Tom Brokaw, Noam Chomsky, Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, and Dr. Cornel West just to name a few. The subjects included in this series are broad and include: Political Science, Finance, Biology, Literature, Religion, and Physics.

Princeton University Lectures

579 Courses, 1790 Documentaries, 1320 Videos and 1342 Images

Cosmo Learning

High-quality course content and resources (quizzes and PowerPoints).


The online education platform with more than 8,000 lecture videos and 350 courses from universities around the globe.

Open Academy

Searchable online catalog of open textbooks curated and reviewed by the University of Minnesota.

Open Textbook Library

Provider of free online courses and educational resources in the UK and other European countries. 


View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.


Wtih a mission to drive awareness, adoption, and affordability of open textbooks, the focus is on community colleges and other 2-year institutions of higher education and the first two years (lower division) of 4-year institutions. 

College Open Textbooks

The online education platform with more than 8,000 lecture videos and 350 courses from universities around the globe.


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. Canvas, Blackboard, Desire 2 Learn). 

The Orange Grove

OPEN, Open Professionals Education Network, is a collection of resources that was initially available to TAACCCT grantees. The site has links to OER resources and includes guides for best practices when marking content, OER management, and for universal design for learning and accessibility.


Open Washington includes a self-paced workshop, How to use Open Educational Resources, and OER resources. For each you’ll find a list of unique traits, licensing information, and an example of how to attribute the source.

Open Washington - Open Educational Resources Network

Creative Commons helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world.

Creative Commons

Foothill College has a great OER resource for Accessibility and Universal Design. Certain accessibility requirements must be addressed when developing learning materials for electronic dissemination to students. Online education courses, resources and materials must be designed and delivered in such a way that the level of communication and course-taking experience is the same for students with or without disabilities.

Accessibility and Universal Design

VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Internet Archive - Wayback Machine

Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. Founded in 1999, Link TV provides a unique perspective on international news, current events, and diverse cultures, presenting issues not often covered in the US media. We connect American viewers with people at the heart of breaking events, organizations in the forefront of social change and the cultures of an increasingly global community.

Link TV

YouTube EDU features some of our most popular educational videos across YouTube.

YouTube Education