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1. virtual learning environment created by universities/organizations and shared freely with the world through the internet. They offer free courses in almost all disciplines of all levels. DESCRIPTION: The OCW movement began with the launch of MIT OpenCourseWare at MIT (Massachusetts Institutes of Technology) in October 2002. Since then, a number of universities have created OCW projects. Most commonly OpenCourseWare resources explored: MIT : Massachusetts Institute of Technology-- MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a webbased publication of virtually all MIT course content. The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the world in the 21st century. MIT published the first content site in 2002, containing 50 courses. By November 2007, it completed the initial publication of the entire curriculum virtually, over 1,800 courses in 33 academic disciplines. According to the website of the OCW Consortium, an OCW project:
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is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses. is available for use and adaptation under an open license, such as a Creative Commons license. does not typically provide certification or access to instructors.
This open Educational Source has a wonderful use to: Show science demonstrations by MIT faculty in your classroom. Provide alternate explanations to reinforce key concepts. Guide students to additional homework problems and exam examples. Add to your knowledge. A Screenshot: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
o OER Commons: Open Educational Resources for all across the world
o Connexions: Connexions is a Content Commons of free, open-licensed educational materials in fields such as music, electrical engineering and psychology. The content in Connexions comes in two formats: modules, which are like small "knowledge chunks," and collections, groups of modules structured into books.
A Screenshot: http://cnx.org/
o OER Africa: OER Africa provides you access to all the information you will need to learn
about and benefit from Open Educational Resources (OER)
A Screenshot: http://www.oerafrica.org/
o Curriki: Curriki's mission is to provide free, high-quality curricula and education resources to teachers, students and parents around the world.
interact with.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome o Xpert: The endeavor of XPERT is to develop the vision of e-learning resource for sharing and re-use. .nottingham.A Screenshot: http://www. WikiEducator believes learning materials should be free for all students of the world. A Screenshot: www.uk/xpert o Wikieducator: Turning the digital divide into digital dividends using free content and open networks.ac. Learners and educators can use XPERT to search a growing database of open learning resources suitable for students at all levels of study in a wide range of different subjects.org/Main_Page o Academic earth : a user-friendly educational ecosystem that offers internet users around the world the ability to easily find. and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. A Screenshot: http://wikieductator.curriki.
early childhood.au/edna/go o JorumOpen : This site offers free and share learning and teaching resources available to all. A Screenshot: http://www.org/ o Edna Online: is a network of the education and training community.ac. adult and community education and higher education. A Screenshot: http://open.uk/xmlui . It includes government and non-government schooling systems.edu. All resources within JorumOpen are available under a Creative Commons License.jorum.edna. vocational and technical education.A Screenshot: http://academicearth.
Use these self-guiding materials and activities to learn at your own pace! A Screenshot: http://oli. A Screenshot: http://en.o Open & Free courses: Open Learning Initiatives (OLI) offers free online course materials that enact instruction for an entire course.cmu.web. no credits. No instructors.php? o Virginia Open Education Foundation: 'Bringing open educational content resources to Virginia K12 Schools' under Creative Commons License.wikipedia.edu/openlearning/index. no charge. For teachers: They can broaden their vista of knowledge and add flavor to their style of classroom transaction devise their own such contents do research and expand their skill and subject competency assess their own level of understanding on a particular topic / discipline For students: They can carry on the task of learning in any discipline even without the assistance of a teacher .org/wiki/Virginia_Open_Education_Foundation CLASS ROOM USE: The open courses / resources have sundry uses for teachers as well as for the students.
but there are at least a few resources at every level.org/index. Most commonly Open Books Resources explored: o Textbook revolution: Textbook Revolution is a student-run site dedicated to increasing the use of free educational materials by teachers and professors.php/ain_page o CK-12 Foundation FlexBooks: CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U. Open Books Resources: INTRODUCTION: The Open Book Resources available on the internet (free of cost) seeks to encourage and coordinate collaboration among students and teachers for the development of high quality. A Screenshot: http://textbookrevolution. They hope to get these materials into classrooms. Most books are aimed at undergraduates. from kindergarten onwards. At Textbook Revolution. others are viewable online as e-books. Some of the books are PDF files. freely distributable textbooks and educational materials on a wide range of topics. one finds links to textbooks and select educational resources of all kinds.have mastery over a subject / topic and make an assessment thereof learn anything even in their own rooms via internet without making any physical movement outside evaluate and test his / her learning efficiency 2. DESCRIPTION: The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web are making collaboration among educators on a global scale possible for the first time. But using the same for the commercial purposes or alteration thereof is violation of copyright act.S. They can be downloaded and used for academic purposes without the author’s permission by simple registration on the particular site. Their approach is to bring all of the free textbooks into the hands of students in classrooms around the world. and . We need to harness this exciting technology to promote learning and sharing.
A Screenshot: http://studentpirgs. This is a part of the WIKI that allows any one to download a resource worth referring in the PDF form.the difference is that open textbooks are licensed to allow users to legally access and reformat copies of the text at no additional cost. editor and user of the content. A Screenshot: http://www.ck12.worldwide. By using the "FlexBook.org/wiki/Main_page Opentextbooks: The Open textbooks referred here are complete digital textbooks that are accessible online at no cost." they intend to pioneer the generation and distribute high quality educational content as core text for an adaptive environment of learning. The educational material inside open textbooks is similar to traditional texts . This is the site that offers one the opportunity to be author. This gives students the choice to read their textbooks in multiple print and digital formats.wikibooks. A Screenshot: http://en. Unlimited resources can be explored on any topic and in any discipline at one’s choice and need.org/open-textbooks?id=wi . a book form or printable version.org/flexr/ o Wikibooks: Open Books for an open world. and inexpensive to purchase printed as a book.
to any/all learners and teachers To provide a detailed. It's about acquiring knowledge to think and to solve problems. Core objectives of this site are: • • • • • To provide a complete high school science text that can be used for free anywhere else in the world as needed To provide a free resource. Science education is about more than Physics. accurate and interesting text that adheres to the South African school curriculum and the outcomes-based education system To provide a text that is easy to read and understand even for second-language English speakers Make a difference by helping the next generation A Screenshot: http://www.fhsst. Chemistry and Mathematics..o Free High School Science Texts: The Free High School Science Textbook (FHSST) project is the contribution towards furthering Science Education in South Africa. that can be used alone or in conjunction with other education initiatives in South Africa.org ..
scribd.edu/books o Scribd. There are two ways to find books. One can upload one’s PDF. print. A Screenshot: http://globaltext. and PowerPoint docs to share them with the world's largest community of readers and be an author too.uga. Scribd's vision is to liberate the written word. A Screenshot: www. download.o The global text project: They maintain the chapters for all Global Text Project books in open document format with extensive use of style sheets so that we can quickly convert them into different media or formats. One can access a chapter in open document format and modify it to meet one’s need. They control changes to the master version of each chapter.com . Word. either by directory or by search. Millions of documents and books of your choice at your fingertips! Read.terry. where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents. and send them to your mobile devices instantly.com: Scribd is a social publishing site. Global Text Project books have been internationalized and converted to a standard format using Open Office.
Only then they allow the users to download the free ebooks. A Screenshot: http://www. or other portable devices. Android.000 free ebooks to read on one’s PC. The simple procedure of downloading the free ebooks is to install the download software provided by the site and get registered. A Screenshot: http://www. It is a free service open to all with no membership required.com is a free ebooks site where one can download free books. iPhone. The ebooks which one finds in this site are collected from all over the net.gutenberg. iPad.free-ebook-download.o Project Guttenberg: Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books. or eBooks. One can enjoy choosing the books of one’s choice.com/?page_id=6 o Free-Ebook-Download: This site has uncountable volumes of ebooks on almost subjects and disciplines. This is the place where one can download over 33. One can use these books for the academic purposes or reference or A Screenshot: http://www. It aims at encouraging the creation and distribution of eBooks.net/ .getfreeebooks. Sony Reader. totally free.com: Getfreeebooks.org/wiki/Main_Page o Getfreeebooks. Kindle. All the ebooks within this site are legally downloadable free ebooks.
They aim at covering all subjects and languages. They provide links to the further journals. 3. Open access journals may be considered to be: • • • • • • Journals entirely open access Journals with research articles open access (hybrid open access journals) Journals with some research articles open access (hybrid open access journals) Journals with some articles open access and the other delayed access Journals with delayed open access (delayed open access journals) Journals permitting self-archiving of articles Most commonly Open Access Journals explored: o Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ): Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free. One can enrich or broaden his / her horizon of knowledge and thinking by accessing to them with few clicks at no cost. Some of the journals allow downloading and editing and using with proper citation.o USES OF OPEN BOOKS RESOURCES IN THE CLASSROOM: Usefulness of the Open Book Resources has proved to be a blessing in disguise in the modern times and is of the utmost use for the students and the teachers in the classroom as they can: Enrich their horizon of understanding a topic / content / issue Go beyond the textbooks and explore extra information than given in the prescribed syllabus Choose a book of their choice on any topic / content / issue / free of cost Easily carry uncountable volumes in USB storage data card anywhere they like Make their own sharing content wealthy by adding information from them Share them among friend and community for their utmost exploration Make their own library of digital books of their choice at no cost Further. There are now 5191 journals in the directory. Open Access Journals: INTRODUCTION: Open access journals are scholarly journals that are available online to the readers without financial.doaj.org/ . They simply allow the readers to access them online. The only thing required in this connection is the internet accessibility. DESCRIPTION: The primary advantage of open access journals is that the entire content is available to users everywhere regardless of affiliation with a subscribing library. • book bloggers. these resources can be of great value for the • book reviewers. or technical barriers. Currently 2150 journals are searchable at article level. quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. legal. but some of them don’t. full text. A Screenshot: http://www. To access them fully in the prescribed format one needs to register first. By now 417368 articles are included in the DOAJ service. • library & • webmasters too.
ca/about . Full format of published papers at AOIJ are free for reading through Internet.acadjournal.o Academic Open Internet Journal (Most Advanced Science Journal): The Academic Open Internet Journal aims to promote the use of the Internet and development of scientific network resources to enable scientists and readers to better communicate and to actively encourage their use throughout the academic community. There are NO subscription fees. A Screenshot: http://www.com/ o Public Knowledge Project: The Public Knowledge Project is dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research. To use the journals from this site one has to download the free downloadable software and install it locally on the system. It provides the leading open source software for journal and conference management and publishing. A Screenshot: http://pkp. There are a lot of scholarly articles on sundry topics for the academic purposes.sfu.
They publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten onwards.aspx o Bentham Science Publishers: Bentham Science Publishers launch more than 200 peerreviewed open access journals.htm o National Science Teachers Association: The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Open JGate provides seamless access to millions of journal articles available online.com/Search/QuickSearch. It is a member-driven organization. One requires to register simply for the use. Open J-Gate is the contribution of Informatics (India) Ltd to promote OAI. They are freely downloadable in PDF format on one’s system at no cost and no registration. and medicine.org/index. technology. exploration and downloading the content in the . It aims to promote models that ensure free and unrestricted access to scholarly & research journals.bentham. A Screenshot: http://www. indexed from 7323 open access journals. is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. with links to full text at Publisher sites. Open J-Gate is also a database of journal literature. They provide ways for science teachers to connect with one another. in Virginia. under the banner of "BENTHAM OPEN". This site offers wonderful academics resources in the form of journals and books related to science. A Screenshot: http://www. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science.openj-gate.o OpenJ-Gate: Open J-Gate is an electronic gateway to global journal literature in open access domain.
audio. there has been constant endeavour to facilitate the needy hands. images. Because sites such as YouTube are often blocked. When it is accessible openly to the public at no cost. it is coined as “Open Source Educational Multimedia”.edutube. each video also has a download link displayed on the right of each video.nsta. DESCRIPTION: With the advent of the Internet. And if we talk about it in terms of education. as shown below. And helping the future generation with skilled hand is the prime task of the stakeholders who are the pioneers in this field.org/about/?lid=tnav 4. it is hitherto termed as ‘Educational Multimedia’. A screenshot: http://www. We may require permission to download and use them. and video almost all at one point.PDF format at no cost. and make them easy for you to find. drawings. watch and download. animation. The motto of such sites is to prepare a visionary generation.org/ . Open Source Multimedia: INTRODUCTION: Multimedia involves multiple modalities of text. Our aim is to organize the best free online educational videos. A Screenshot: http://www. Most commonly Open Source Multimedia explored: o Edutube: EduTube is an educational video search platform launched in April 2008. Some of the resources are copyright. There are numerous platforms which offer such services at no cost.
user-centered. They seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused. No language or subject limitation is there. prepared by registered members and a set of faculty development support services. anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers.o Teacher tube: It is a site to provide anytime. online learning materials. A Screenshot: www. it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. schools. eduMedia-Share is an open.com/ o Merlot: (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) MERLOT is a free and open online community of educational resources designed primarily for faculty. Their aim is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. . MERLOT is a leading edge. tag. As well.edumedia-share. shared database of free educational resources. comment or even download one’s colleague’s ones to use in class. A Screenshot: http://www.com/ o edumedia Share: This site offers abundance of multimedia educational resources for teachers. The service is free for everyone. and home learners.teachertube. eduMedia Share’s content is protected by a Creative Commons license that allows any non commercial usage of the available resources. One can add your own resources. MERLOT's strategic goal is to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning by increasing the quantity and quality of peer reviewed online learning materials that can be easily included into faculty designed courses. safe venue for teachers. staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.
LORNET in Canada.A Screenshot: http://www.com/ o Globe (Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange): Organizations from around the world have formed a global alliance to make shared online learning resources available to educators and students around the world. This site can play a wonderful role in strengthening the classroom transaction. The Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) alliance was established among the following founding members: the ARIADNE Foundation in Europe. audio books. Find thousands of free online courses.htm o Open Culture (All-in-One site for educational and cultural Purposes): This site is one of the best free cultural & educational media on the web.org/merlot/index.merlot. Education Services Australia. eBooks. We may call it one’s guide to FREE educational media. A Screenshot: http://www. language lessons. Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online .openculture. movies & more here.
Since its inception. usually in articles arranged in alphabetical order of subjects (or with search engines) either in a single list or within each of several large subsections. GLOBE has attracted the interest of other organizations with similar goals. project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation.org/ 5. A Screenshot: http://en. Most commonly Open Encyclopedia explored: o Wikipedia. collaborative.org/wiki/Main_Page . multilingual encyclopedia. A Screenshot: http://www.wikipedia. and National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME) in Japan. the free Encyclopedia: Wikipedia is a free web based. These organizations have committed to work collaboratively on a shared vision of everywhere access to quality educational content.globe-info. Its 15 million articles have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. and almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet.Teaching (MERLOT) in the USA. Links of many official educational websites of the renowned global universities / countries are linked here for the purpose of academic resources. Open Encyclopedia: INTRODUCTION: Open Encyclopedia is a reference work available on the web freely for the public use that contains information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a specified branch of knowledge.
One access and copy their resources at any academic platform without paying for them.com/ .o Open Site.org/ 6.Org (The Free Encyclopedia): Open-Site is an internet community project which aims to build a free. trusted. The Open Site Encyclopedia Project aims to be the most comprehensive. A Screenshot: http://open-dictionary. informational. from different topics. and to share it back to the Internet community. with meanings. Its purpose is to create. o Open Dictionary: It is a collaborative project to produce a freely accessible multilingual dictionary in every language. and peer-reviewed encyclopedia. volunteer-powered web-site on the Internet. etymologies and pronunciations. content of different types. Open Dictionary: INTRODUCTION: Open Dictionary is an online dictionary which allows the users to use them free of cost online. A Screeshot: http://open-site. into an organized structure.
and browse entries submitted by other members of the Merriam-Webster Online community.com/open-dictionary/ o Merriam-Webster’s Open Dictionary: At Merriam-Webster's Open Dictionary one can submit and share. A Screenshot: http://www. A Screenshot: http://www3.merriam-webster.com is the perfect free online dictionary .o Macmillan Open Dictionary: Macmillan is an internationally recognized publisher of encyclopedias. MacmillanDictionary.com/ .macmillandictionary. MacmillanDictionary.com offers unique treatment of metaphor. showing how many ordinary familiar words and phrases have metaphorical. dictionaries and reference works. Free online dictionary There are also other language version dictionaries available at this site A Screenshot: http://gonaomi.com/opendictionary/ o Free Dictionary Online: This is probably the biggest open dictionary online.a one-stop reference for English speakers around the world.
Thus etymologies.o Wiktionary: Wiktionary has grown beyond a standard dictionary and now includes a thesaurus. horoscope. weather information. one can add one’s own bookmarks.com now allows one to create one’s own personal homepage by adding and removing. In addition. phrase books. dragging and dropping. language statistics and extensive appendices.com/ .thefreedictionary. sample quotations. antonyms and translations are included.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page o The free Dictionary Online: TheFreeDictionary. A Screenshot: http://www.wiktionary. pronunciations. They aim to include not only the definition of a word. and "using or losing" existing content windows. synonyms. a rhyme guide. A Screenshot: http://en. but also enough information to really understand it. and RSS feeds from anywhere on the web.