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Open Educational Resources: Open Lessons

A guide for faculty to locate quality open content for their courses.

Open Educational Resources Guide Key

 Open - free to use and repurpose

 Free - free to use

 Affordable - available at low cost

 Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty

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Merlot II: Course Materials Advance Search

Merlot II has great search functionality that allows users to sort through a wide range of materials for their course to find general materials or highly specific materials.  Users are also able to filter according to computer platform.  Some materials in this database have been peer reviewed for better quality assurance.  Many materials are free and open but some require payment.


Open Univeristy - Open Learn

Open University's Open Learn repository has a wealth of open content organized by subject area. Browse or search for educational interactives, games, quizzes, videos and podcasts, articles, and courses. ourse comes in standardized format that allows users to sift through to borrow the materials that are most relevant. Many materials fall under a Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike Creative Commons License.



Free North Shore - Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning provides 24/7 access to a collection of nearly 50,000 step-by-step technology tutorials. Find tutorials on over 200 applications including the Microsoft Office suite, Blackboard Learn, Google Docs, Dreamweaver and other Adobe products, Mac and Windows operating systems, iDevices, and Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Twitter, and Facebook.

We highly recommend taking advantage of this resource! Simply go to the Atomic Learning web site and log in with your Pipeline username and password.

Open Educational Resources Commons - Material Type Search

The OER Commons material type filter allows users to browse or search for content-specific material that can be used in one's course.  The resources on the site are held under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share-Alike License unless otherwise noted.  Faculty can look for assessments, case studies, lesson plans, readings and other material that they can put into their courses.  The search engine offers numerous ways to refine a search based upon subject area, education level, materials, media format, etc.