Online Content

There are a variety of free resources and repositories available online.

  • Copyright Literacy Modules for Faculty and Staff are now live on Blackboard under "My Apps".  There are a series of seven, 3-minute videos which cover the basics of Canadian copyright law, and how faculty may use copyrighted material in class for their students.
  • NC Libraries and Learning Commons
    http://nclibraries.niagaracollege.ca/library/
    Contact your library liaison for guidance and assistance with online and print materials.
  • Merlot
    http://www.merlot.org
    Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about educationwith expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education.
  • MIT OpenCourseWare
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
    A repository of materials used in almost all MIT courses and may include syllabus, lecture notes, problem and answer sets, labs, readings and reading lists, videos, special features and more.
  • Open Courseware Finder
    http://ocwfinder.com/
    OCW Finder helps people find free online courses called OpenCourseWares (OCWs). Universities and other OCW providers can register their courses with OCW Finder to help people find them.
  • Open Education Resources (OER) Commons
    http://www.oercommons.org/
    OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.
  • OpenLearn Courseware from Open University
    http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
    The OpenLearn Web site gives free access to Open University course materials. This is the LearningSpace, where you’ll find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum.
  • Registry of Open Access Repository (ROAR)
    http://roar.eprints.org/
    A guide to content stored on university Institutional Repositories around the world. Contains article pre-prints and post-prints, datasets, theses and dissertations, and numerous primary source and image collections. Select CONTENT SEARCH button to conduct searches.
  • Rice Connexions
    http://cnx.org/
    Connexions is an environment for collaboratively developing, freely sharing, and rapidly publishing scholarly content on the Web. The Archive provides access to over 350,000 cultural artifacts in digitalform and is divided into 5 Collections including Text, Moving Images, Audio, Web, and Live Music Archive.
  • Wisc-Online
    http://www.wisc-online.com/
    The Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called “learning objects.” Current use of the learning object repository exceeds 20,000 hits per day.

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