There is an abundance of OER materials open for everyone to use and available on the Internet. However, the key is knowing where to find such materials. Once you master this, it is surprisingly easy to find quality materials. OER goes hand in hand with CC licensed materials; links to good sources of CC licensed materials can be found at: Where to find CC licensed materials.
Our top 6 OER repositories are as follows:
OER Commons offers over 160,000 OER easily searchable by refinable topics including subject areas, education levels, material type and media formats for all levels of education.
Curriki offers more than 60,000 curated OER easily searchable by refinable topics including subject areas, education levels, material type, languages and review ratings for all levels of education.
CK-12 offers free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in primary and high school level maths, science, technology, engineering and many more subjects. It also offers interactive apps for smartphones and computers.
Connexions offers tens of thousands of learning objects, called pages, that are organized into thousands of textbook-style books in a host of disciplines, searchable by author, title, subject areas, language, publication date and popularity.
The Khan Academy contains a diverse library of practice exercises and instructional videos translated into almost 40 languages which cover math, biology, chemistry, physics, the humanities, finance and history. The Khan Academy also offers tools to monitor class performance and individual student profiles.
The Orange Grove provides an environment for educators to search for, use, remix, share, and contribute educational resources for all levels of education. The repository also allows for convenient integration with learning management systems.
Below is a list of some of the other good OER resources divided into categories. Please note that this list will be continuously updated. If you do come across a good OER resource which is not currently listed please let us know so we can add it to the list to share with other educators.
Other good OER resources
OER in Australia