Open - free to use and repurpose
Free - free to use
Affordable - available at low cost
Free North Shore - available to NSCC students and faculty
The Open Education Consortium is a collaboration of higher education institutions "creating a broad and deep body of open educational content". On their web site, you can search through their catalog of over 9,000 courses. You will want to review the language of the course since there are courses in over 20 languages. Course subject categories include:
Free access to CC BY-licensed open courses in 60+ high-enrollment subjects across many disciplines. Open courses are effectively a complete textbook replacement. Each course includes a complete set of OER-based readings and sample assessments. All courses include some level of built-in video delivery and interaction. Course subject categories include:
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.
The Open Course Library is a collection of over 80 high enrolled, high quality college courses that are free to download, edit and use for teaching. The Open Course Library is managed by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. All the course content is stored in Google Docs making it very easy for faculty to access, browse and download. Course subjects/titles include:
Available course content includes textbook information (cost of no more than $30), syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments.