CALS Resources

Chico Affordable Learning Solutions (CALS) has compiled this collection of OER and free resources for the CSU, Chico campus



Carnegie Mellon courses  stand out  because of their collaboration with cognitive scientists on their campus with their Open Learning Initiative.

Coursera 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  
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. 

 iTunes University from Apple.

Lumen Learning 
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. 

MOOC lists

My Education Path says it list more than 15,000 courses

National Repository of Online Courses (NROCfrom the Monterey Institute
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. 

Open Course Library from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC):

Open University Coming from across the Atlantic, the Open University gives us access to course materials via its Learning Space

Oxford offers free but limited video course broadcasts.

Saylor Foundation
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 

Udacity 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.

Academic Earth
Scroll down the page and look for the link "View all Subjects" to see what courses are listed by subject


Course Materials

Affordable Learning Solutions (from the CSU)

Applie Math and Science Educational Repository

Khan Academy Has over 2100 videos, mostly about math and science topics

MERLOT online course portal includes links to course materials and whole courses

The Open Culture website says it has links to 1000 free courses
Dan Colman at Stanford University is the  the "lead editor" of the site.

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