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Open Educational Resources

  • MIT OpenCourseWare MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
  • Open CourseWare Consortium A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
  • Open Yale Courses Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University
  • OER Commons Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
  • OpenLearn - The home of free learning from The Open University (UK)
  • WikiMedia Commons Free, open resource media database
  • Connexions - A place to view and share educational materials made of small knowledge chunks. A service of the Connexions Consortium, a leader in open source educational technology and open access educational content.
  • OnlineCourses - (formerly LectureFox) collection of open online courses, classes, lectures, podcasts and more.
  • Wisconsin Online - International award winning learning object and asset library hosted by the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • openstax college - Offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.

Government Copyright Sites

  • The United States Constitution , Gerald Murphy , National Public Telecomputing Network , 1996 , See Article 1, Section 8 for the basis of the legality of copyright laws in the United States
  • Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet , Library of Congress , 2003 , Find out just about anything you want to know concerning the actions of the U.S. Congress
  • Library of Congress , Library of Congress , 2003 , Just about anything you want to know about the U.S. Government
  • U.S. Copyright Office , U.S. Copyright Office , Library of Congress , 2003 , Home page of the definitive source of U.S. copyright information

Institutional Policies

University Intellectual Property Policies , American Distance Education Consortium , 2000 , IP Policies

Comprehensive Sites

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