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  • American Institute of Mathematics : open Maths textbooks Open access maths textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics
  • BCcampus OpenEd Open education resources (including open textbooks) with permission granted by their creators to allow other educators to use, distribute, keep, or make changes to them.
  • College open textbooks Open textbook collaborative (US community colleges)
  • Creative Commons : Open Science Freely available research data, lab notes and other research processes.
  • Creative Commons (CC) search CC search provides access to over 300 million openly licensed and public domain images available for reuse.
  • Digital Commons Network Over 3.6 million free, full-text scholarly journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work from more than 600 universities and colleges worldwide.
  • Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse Sets Items from digital collections of the U.S. Library of Congressthat are free to use and reuse
  • MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a free and open online library of over 92,000 free and open educational resources, with over 37,000 with a Creative Commons license.
  • MIT OpenCourseWareMIT  OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of materials from over 2400 MIT courses. It includes video lectures, captions/transcript, lecture notes, assignments, problem sets with solutions, exams and solutions
  • NASA Videos Collection of videos for non-commercial educational use from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • OER by Discipline guide Open Education reference of OERs listed by subject area and disciplines (McMaster University, Canada)
  • OER Commons A public digital library of open educational resources and OER building tools.
  • Open culture 1,150 free movies online. The collection includes Comedy, Drama, Film Noir, Horror, Westerns, Hitchcock, Silent films, Documentaries, and Animation.
  • Open Professionals Education Network A range of search tools to discover individual media elements, such as photos, graphics, videos, and audio, that are openly licensed and permit free education use.
  • Open Textbook Initiative  Peer reviewed open textbooks and extra materials for Australian Universities (RMIT University).
  • Open Textbook Library Open education resources (including open textbooks), licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted (University of Minnesota US).
  • OpenStax Open education resources including open textbooks, lecture slides and more. Peer reviewed. Openly licenced (Rice University U.S.).
  • ORELN Textbook Initiative Peer reviewed open textbooks and extra materials for Australian Universities (RMIT University).
  • Research Data Australia Find, access, and reuse data for research from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions. Site provides descriptions of, and links to, data from data publishing partners.
  • Swinburne Commons Swinburne Commons is a database of digital media produced at Swinburne, primarily video and audio. It includes teaching and research material created by the Swinburne community, graduation videos, archival material and TV recordings. Open access resources are also available via iTunes U and YouTube.
  • Swinburne Research BankSwinburne Research Bank is an open access database of publications authored by Swinburne researchers. Includes journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, reports, working papers, higher-degree theses and more.
  • TED : ideas worth spreadingShort video talks, usually 18-minutes or less, covering a diverse range of topics.
  • The Internet ArchiveNon-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
  • WikibooksCollection of open-content textbooks.
  • WikiEducatorA collection of Open eLearning Content Repositories. The focus of the listing is to provide best practice examples.