Resources 2/4: Open Learning


In this part — a collection of open resources for autodidacts

See also,
Part 1 of 4 Daily/Writing/Books
Part 3 of 4 Mathematics
Part 4 of 4 Computers (Learning)

OPEN EDUCATION BLOGS

http://openeducationnews.org/
Open education news blog

http://www.openculture.com/
Open culture/educational resources — audio, podcasts, videos, free courses, …

http://www.onlinecollege.org/blog/
Nice posts including in the format 100 courses on …, 100 lectures on … etc.

http://selfmadescholar.com/b/
by Jamie Littlefield. Don’t forget to click on the Self-Ed Resources tab.

OPEN RESOURCES

http://educhoices.org/article_directory/OpenCourseWare_(Undergraduate_Degree_Level).html
OpenCourseWare (Undergraduate Degree Level)

http://www.khanacademy.org/
KHAN Academy. My post about this here

http://textbookrevolution.org/index.php/Main_Page
Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors. At Textbook Revolution, you’ll find links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds. Some of the books are PDF files, others are viewable online as e-books. Most books are aimed at undergraduates, but there are at least a few resources at every level, from kindergarten to post-doc. All of the books are offered for no-cost (gratis) by their respective copyright holders.
Biology, Business, Chem, Computer Sci, Earth Sci, Economics, Engineering, Environment, ESL, Health, Maths, Physics, Social Sci, Sociology, World History

http://spot.colorado.edu/~dubin/bookmarks/b/1240.html
Online Textbooks, mostly science and math

http://www.lightandmatter.com/
Series of introductory physics textbooks. This series of six books is intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections.

http://www.freebookzone.com/
Free computer science, mathematics, engineering books, programming manuals, lecture notes and courseware, all of which are freely available over the internet.

http://www.comms.scitech.susx.ac.uk/fft/
Univ. of Sussex — Computer Programming, Operating systems, Cryptography, Security, Networking, Math, Unix …

http://www.computer-books.us/
The author / publisher has generously allowed them to be available for free online. Please respect the terms and conditions of the copyright.

http://wlh.webhost.utexas.edu/index.cfm
Welcome to World Lecture Hall, your entry point to free online course materials from around the world. Please browse, search, learn and enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=vu#g/u
Virtual University of Pakistan. Unfortunately, no playlists, so finding things may not be easy, but if you look up courses on vu site http://www.vu.edu.pk/ and then search on the channel by course number (such as mth101), the relevant vids show up. Select the program of study from the vu site, courses are listed by semester for the degree, plug in the course number in the youtube channel, and you have the vids.
http://vulms.vu.edu.pk/Library/library.aspx
Content Library for courses

http://education-portal.com/articles/Universities_with_the_Best_Free_Online_Courses.html
Universities with the Best Free Online Courses

http://webcast.berkeley.edu/
Podcasts and Webcasts of UC Berkeley current and archived courses

http://lifehacker.com/software/education/technophilia-get-a-free-college-education-online-201979.php
Technophilia: Get a free college education online

http://ocwfinder.com/
Search OCW courses

http://oli.web.cmu.edu/openlearning/
Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative

http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php
The Open University

http://oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources — arranged by disciplines (e.g. Comp Sci, Math, Biology, Art …)

http://education.jimmyr.com/
Free Education Online

http://www.oercommons.org/
Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from around the World. Organize K-12 Lessons, College Courses, and more. Good search engine. Can be filtered by subject areas, grade levels, material types (e.g. textbooks, vids, notes, homework etc.)

http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
Open CourseWare Consortium Main Page

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/web/home/home/index.htm
MIT OCW

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
Searchable collection of peer reviewed and selected higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.

http://www.archive.org/details/education
Archive’s library of Open Educational Resources and university lectures

http://www.learnerstv.com/
Comp Sci, Math, Physics, Engineering … Vids

http://freevideolectures.com/index.html
Video lectures on many subjects from MIT, Stanford, Yale, and Indian Univ’s

http://academicearth.org/
Free video courses from leading universities. Can be filtered by instructor ratings, course ratings.

http://freescienceonline.blogspot.com/2006/06/more-mathematics-and-theoretical.html
Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science Video Lectures

http://www.cosmolearning.com/
Created with the goal to provide a free online school, CosmoLearning (CL) is an educational website committed to improve the quality of homeschooling, teaching and student excellence, helping educators and self-learners alike anywhere in the world. Designed to work as a free homeschool and organized according to traditional curriculum standards, CosmoLearning provides video lectures, courses, documentaries, books, quizzes, lecture notes and much more.

http://www.youtube.com/edu
Youtube EDU channel

http://www.youtube.com/ucberkeley

http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page
Wikiversity

http://www.sharenotes.com/index.php
Lecture note sharing service. Some may have price, but many more are Free.

http://oedb.org/library/features/236-open-courseware-collections
236 Open Courseware Collections, Podcasts, and Videos

http://www.ipl.org/
Internet Public Library

http://ibiblio.org/index.html
the public’s library and digital archive

http://linuxfreak87.googlepages.com/
Links to topics in Math, Physics, and Electrical and Electronic Engineering

http://www.sharecourseware.org/Index.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
University level courses and lecture notes. Our aim is to make this site the largest depository of free courses, lectures notes, video and audio lectures, and courseware on the internet.

http://freelanguage.org/
Start learning languages now, for free

http://www.productivity501.com/free-academic-podcasts/78/
Free Academic Podcasts

http://www.cramster.com/
Cramster is the 21st century answer to the traditional college study group, helping students anywhere, anytime, without the need for a library, a meeting time or an expensive tutor. DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE RESOURCES TAB.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/
BBC Learning

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