Free Online Information

  • MIT OpenCourseWare MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
  • Open CourseWare Consortium A collaboration of higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.
  • Open Yale Courses Free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University
  • OER Commons Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared.
  • OpenLearn – The home of free learning from The Open University (UK)
  • WikiMedia Commons Free, open resource media database
  • Connexions – A place to view and share educational materials made of small knowledge chunks. A service of the Connexions Consortium, a leader in open source educational technology and open access educational content.
  • OnlineCourses – (formerly LectureFox) collection of open online courses, classes, lectures, podcasts and more.
  • Wisconsin Online – International award winning learning object and asset library hosted by the Wisconsin Technical College System.
  • openstax college – Offers students free textbooks that meet scope and sequence requirements for most courses. These are peer-reviewed texts written by professional content developers.
  • eduTopia OER: Resource Roundup– Educator’s guide to open educational resources for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

Government Copyright Sites

  • The United States Constitution, Gerald Murphy, National Public Telecomputing Network, 1996, See Article 1, Section 8 for the basis of the legality of copyright laws in the United States
  • Library of Congress, Library of Congress, 2003, Just about anything you want to know about the U.S. Government
  • U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress , 2003, Home page of the definitive source of U.S. copyright information

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