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Affordable Course Materials: Course Content

Open Course Content Resources

"MERLOT is a community of staff, volunteers, and members who work together in various ways to provide users of OER (Open Educational Resource) teaching and learning materials with a wealth of services and  functions that can enhance their instructional experience.  You can learn more about the community by clicking on the links below."

"OER Commons provides a single point of access to the highest quality content from around the world. Users can search across over 50,000 vetted and fully-indexed OER, ensuring a high level of resource relevancy and discovery."

KHAN Academy
"Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more."

Open Course Library
The Open Course Library (OCL) is a collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts. Some of our materials (also called open educational resources, or OER) are paired with low cost textbooks ($30 or less). Many of the courses can be taught at no cost to students. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are shared under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license.OCL courses and materials have undergone testing for accessibility and have been designed using the industry-standard Quality Matters (QM) rubric for assessing the quality of online courses.

COOL4ED--Open Course Materials
The MERLOT Library ( provides a large collection of online course materials in all shapes and sizes, including: Animations, Assignments, Case Studies, Collections, Quizzes/Tests, Simulations, Tutorials, and much more.

Curriki’s mission is to eliminate the Education Divide – the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not – in the U.S. and worldwide. It’s online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to build and share quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally.

Open Syllabus Project
We want the OSP to become a platform for curricular exploration and research and are eager to support a wide range of secondary uses and users.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

The Ten Best Ways to Get Free College Classes in 2020
Article explaining many open course ware options.

Class Central--Search Engine for MOOCs



Khan Academy