List of Top OER websites

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BSSD OpenContent Project

http://wiki.bssd.org

  • License: cc by-nc-sa
  • Founded: October, 2005
  • Location: Unalakleet, Alaska
  • Content Type(s): Standards-based curriculum K-12, resources, texts, multimedia
  • Subjects: Career skills, cultural awareness, math, life skills, reading, science, social studies, technology, writing
  • Activity: 1,350 pages and growing

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[edit]California Open Source Textbook Project

http://opensourcetext.org

  • License: per item, encourages Creative Commons
  • Founded 2001
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA

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[edit]Capital Market Wiki

http://www.capital-market-wiki.org/wiki/

  • Goal: To create a free encyclopedia of world capital markets, based on open source financial research. Has templates for university level classroom projects, with formats based on Capital Market Taxonomy. Includes a job opportunity network for students on graduation.
  • License: GNU Free Documentation License (mostly); but supports a copyrighted research namespace.
  • Founded: 2006 (open to public, March 2009)
  • Location: Naples, FL

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[edit]Cardionetworks

http://www.cardionetworks.org

  • License: cc by-nc-sa
  • Founded: 2007
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • First project: http://www.ecgpedia.org, an online electrocardiography (ECG) course

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[edit]ccLearn

http://learn.creativecommons.org

  • License: cc by
  • Founded: 2007
  • Location: San Francisco, California (U.S.)

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[edit]Community College Consortium for OER

http://cccoer.wordpress.com

  • License: ?
  • Founded: July 2007
  • Location: USA

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[edit]Community College Open Textbook Project

http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org

  • License: Creative Commons License by Attribution
  • Founded: April 2008
  • Location: USA

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[edit]Connexions

http://cnx.org

  • License: cc by
  • Plone based

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[edit]Curriki

http://curriki.org

  • Launched: November 2006
  • Founded: 2004
  • License: Curriki supports all CC AT 3.0 licenses, pick from the least (AT) to most restrictive (AT ND NC).

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[edit]Edplum

http://edplum.org

  • Currently under development
  • Goal: to let teachers share "plums" (a word we coined to refer to tips, tidbits or small resources) and build them up into larger teaching units as part of an interactive community
  • License: cc by-sa or something very similar
  • Subjects: All

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[edit]Free High School Science Texts

http://www.fhsst.org

  • Location: South Africa to start, open to expansion if coordinators in other countries volunteer
  • Goal: Write and print royalty free textbooks to reduce costs (more than factor 10 possible)
  • License: GFDL
  • Current Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
  • Planned Subjects: Geography, Biology, Computer Literacy

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[edit]Global Text Project

http://globaltext.org

  • Location: University of Georgia and University of Denver
  • Goal: Publish electronic textbooks for university students in developing economies
  • License: Creative Commons License by Attribution

[edit]Internet Archive: Education

http://www.archive.org/details/education

  • License: per item
  • Launched: November 2005? (beta)

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[edit]K12 Open Ed Kids Open Dictionary

http://dictionary.k12opened.com

  • Goal: To build a simple, open dictionary for kids and other learners. As words are completed, they will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness and ultimately "frozen" for export into a variety of formats, including text, PDF, ebooks, wikis, web, etc., for use on a variety of devices and platforms by anyone for any purpose.
  • License: public domain
  • Founded: June, 2008
  • Location: California, US
  • Content Type(s): Words and definitions, exportable to various formats

[edit]LearnScope

http://nswlearnscope.com/wiki/

  • Launched 2007
  • License: cc by-sa
  • Subjects: Elearning, Web 2.0

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[edit]LeMill

http://lemill.net

  • Goal: to find, author and share open and free learning resources
  • Content license: cc by-sa
  • Plone based

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[edit]Marco Polo

http://www.marcopolo-education.org

ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org (non-commercial use only)
Xpeditions http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions (non-commercial use only)
ArtsEdge http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org (non-commercial use only)
EDSITEment http://edsitement.neh.gov (non-commercial use only)
  • License: non-commercial use only

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[edit]MIT Open Course Ware

http://ocw.mit.edu

  • Launched 1999
  • License: cc by-nc-sa

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[edit]OpenCourse

http://opencourse.org

  • A free collaboration platform for creating and sharing open courseware. Aimed at faculty, students and other professionals, OpenCourse.org makes it easy (<15 min) to set up a discipline-specific "collaboratory" to build learning materials. It is like SourceForge (TM) for communities of open courseware developers.
  • Plone site
  • Founder: Robert Stephenson

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[edit]OER Commons

http://www.oercommons.org

  • Location: Based in US, international use
  • Goal: to provide a centralized framework for the use and reuse of OER, through the gathering of metadata and pointers to OER worldwide, and to build a knowledge base of use through tagging, rating, reviewing, recommending, and annotating OER.
  • License: encourages Creative Commons use or alternative
  • Subjects: All (includes K-12, higher ed, and training)

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[edit]OpenLearn

http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn

  • License: cc by-nc-sa

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