Hosted by the Government of Canada and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) is the world’s only intergovernmental organization solely concerned with the promotion and development of distance education and open learning. COL helps developing Commonwealth countries increase their access to learning using distance education and appropriate technologies. Some course materials are available.
Educational content that are targeted at supporting education, research and related scholarly activities. Proceeds from the Consortium membership dues currently go The Connexions Consortium is a group of organizations and individuals, including the world's foremost leaders in education, who work together to direct the future development of Connexions and the open education movement. The Connexions Consortium is dedicated to the design and development of collaborative, open toward administrative costs and overhead for the project. Members in the consortium decide on general directions of future development of Connexions.
The Free Curricula Center (FCC) helps students worldwide reach their educational potential by producing and distributing university-level curricula that can be copied freely and modified cooperatively. Specifically, FCC serves as a focal point for the development and sharing of textbooks, instructor guides, and other educational materials. These materials, called free curricula, are released at no cost into the public domain or under an "open source" style license. This license allows anyone to make and distribute copies without having to pay, and to modify the curricula as long as those modifications are released under the same terms. The Center helps its participants work together to create textbooks, instructor guides, and other materials for the subjects in which they have expertise. They do this by providing online tools to help educators collaborate successfully and by proving a space on the Internet where students can have free, easy access to their finished products. We also serve as a link to the resources of others, and mirror their material when permitted.
Serving the international academic community since 1999, iBerry is a non-profit making website connecting to information and resources for learners, educators, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Higher Education. Our focus is on connection rather than content - we see iBerry as one small part of an emerging and Open Global Education Network that one day will bring inexpensive education to anyone, anywhere, regardless of their circumstances.
This is a service and platform that formulates social learning by using visual and auditory content provided online by institutions such as universities and other organizations. Self-learners can enjoy these contents (video and audio) and use the Fusen (foo-sen) to study and share with their fellow users. Application of over 60 thousand lecture contents mainly composed by renowned overseas universities. Emphatic learning generated by the Fusen.Enabling the sharing of comments and knowledge with Fusen and social media. The Fusen allows the placing of digital stickies on visual and auditory contents. By applying this, the user is able to leave digital stickies with notes for portions which they find relevant. One can simply refer to the time and notes in ease, which conduces efficacious “reflective study.” Further, these stickies can be shared with other users and can be linked with Twitter, Facebook and possibly with other social media which yields reciprocal use of knowledge.
Khan Academy. A widely popular example of open educational resources, the Khan Academy began in 2004 as a way for the founder, Salman Khan, to begin creating short tutorials to teach his cousin and others mathematics. The tutorials were eventually posted to YouTube, and their success of these resulted in the creation of the Khan Academy. Currently the Khan Academy offers open educational resources primarily in mathematics and science but has expanded to include other subject areas.
NROC offers a short list of advanced placement, college preparatory, and foundational college-level courses in math, science, and American history and government. A project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, NROC offers full courses, lessons, and learning objects developed by membership institutions that follow lengthy pedagogical guidelines, and who are then able to share courses, use others’, and integrate content into their own course management systems.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. Open Educational Resources are different from other resources a teacher may use in that OER have been given limited or unrestricted licensing rights. That means they have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights. For some of these resources, that means you can download the resource and share it with colleagues and students. For others, it may be that you can download a resource, edit it in some way, and then re-post it as a remixed work. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
The OpenDOAR service provides a quality-assured listing of open access repositories around the world mainly African institutions. OpenDOAR staff harvest and assign metadata to allow categorization and analysis to assist the wider use and exploitation of repositories. Each of the repositories has been visited by OpenDOAR staff to ensure a high degree of quality and consistency in the information provided: OpenDOAR is maintained by SHERPA Services, based at the Centre for Research Communications at the University of Nottingham.
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. Their aim is to create high-quality courses and contribute original research to improve learning and transform higher education.
Since 2008, the Foundation’s free education initiative (www.saylor.org) has focused on exploring the promise of the Internet to drive the cost of education to zero and expand access to quality open educational resources (OER). Toward this end, we have built over 300 free, self-paced, online courses, with many more on the way.
This is a community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. Wikiversity is a multidimensional social organization dedicated to learning, teaching, research and service. Available in Dutch, French, Spanish, and English.