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UCC LibGuides at Union County College
What is OpenCourseWare?
"OpenCourseWare(OCW) is a free and open digital collection of high quality university‐level educational materials. These materials are organized as courses, and often include lectures, course planning materials, and evaluation tools. The online materials are developed as part of the OpenCourseWare (OCW) Consortium which is a collaboration of higher education institutions and other organizations from around the world whose goal is to create a broad and deep body of freely accessible educational content." Various institutions offer OpenCourseWare: MIT, Tufts, Yale, Carnegie Mellon, Michigan, California State, and many others.
Go to http://libguides.broward.edu/c.php?g=313735&p=2092138 for links to institutions with open courseware.
Open Education Consortium
"The Open Education Consortium in collaboration with MERLOT offers a search engine on OER (Open Educational Resources). OER are openly licensed online educational materials that allow teachers and students to freely use, share, and modify."
"MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community."
"Open Educational Resources (OER) are free teaching and learning materials ... OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights." You can search by subject, level, or material type.
"Lumen provides open courses in a variety of high-demand subjects and disciplines. ... You can use them as-is or modify them to fit your instructional style and students’ needs."
"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."
"A free, comprehensive, peer-reviewed, award-winning Open Text for students and faculty in college-level courses that require writing and research."
Open Course Library
"A collection of high quality, free-to-use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse and download."