Affordable Learning/Open Educational Resources

Courses

 

Affordable Learning Solutions
Scroll down the  page to find a long list of Open Courseware (OCW) providers.
(OCW now calls itself the Open Education Consortium-see link below)
http://als.csuprojects.org/free_online_courses

Carnegie Mellon courses  stand out  because of their collaboration with cognitive scientists on their campus with their Open Learning Initiative. http://oli.web.cmu.edu

Coursera https://www.coursera.org Coursera was founded by Stanford computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller. Originally launched with partners Stanford, Michigan, Penn, and Princeton, many other universities have since  joined. (see Wikipedia) It is a for-profit educational company.

edX  Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley offer courses in edX https://www.edx.org/  
MITx courses offer "certificates" that will bear the name of the not-for-profit overseeing the edX program, not MITs.

The  Internet Archive  provides an archive for free/open courses. http://www.archive.org/details/education 

 iTunes University from Apple.

Lumen Learning https://courses.lumenlearning.com/catalog/lumen 
Founded by David Wiley and Kim Thanos,

MIT's OpenCourseWare project has been one of the biggest inspirations for the OER movement, but many of their course pages are just outlines. More interesting are their courses with "substantial" audio-visual content. http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/audio-video-courses/ 

MOOC lists
http://www.mooc-list.com
http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses
https://www.class-central.com/

My Education Path says it list more than 15,000 courses
http://myeducationpath.com/courses/

National Repository of Online Courses (NROCfrom the Monterey Institute
http://www.montereyinstitute.org/
NROC content is distributed free-of-charge to students and teachers at public websites including HippoCampus.

Open Courseware Consortium is a rich source of courses. OCW now calls itself the Open Education Consortium.
http://www.oeconsortium.org/ 

Open Course Library from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC): http://opencourselibrary.org/

Open University Coming from across the Atlantic, the Open University gives us access to course materials via its Learning Space http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/

Oxford http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/open/all offers free but limited video course broadcasts.

Saylor Foundation  https://learn.saylor.org/course/index.php?categoryid=2
According to Inside Higher Ed, the Saylor foundation has been working with Excelsior and Straighterline   to provide an indirect way for students to get college credit for their courses. Interestingly, Excelsior College has partnered with Pearson in their UExcel credit by exam system, which they claim to be the "...only lower-level CBE program developed and administered by a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning..."

Stanford also is offering free courses http://online.stanford.edu/courses 

Udacity  http:www.udacity.com Udacity is the outgrowth of free computer science courses at Stanford and was founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky. (see Wikipedia) Udacity is another for-profit organization.

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Academic Earth
http://academicearth.org/
Scroll down the page and look for the link "View all Subjects" to see what courses are listed by subject
 

 

Course Materials

 

Applie Math and Science Educational Repository
http://amser.org/

Khan Academy Has over 2100 videos, mostly about math and science topics
http://www.khanacademy.org/

MERLOT online course portal includes links to course materials and whole courses
http://als.csuprojects.org/course_content

The Open Culture website says it has links to 1000 free courses  http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses
Dan Colman at Stanford University is the  the "lead editor" of the site.

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