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FEATURE Open Educational Resources
Digital Commons Network
Free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges around the world. The network includes peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings and other scholarly work.
Engineering Technology
Simulations for learning, which can be embed- ded into online courses or used in the class- room, developed by Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.
Open Data
Square one for finding and properly using pub- licly available data in student projects.
Open Heritage
Part of Google Arts & Culture, allowing students to explore iconic locations in 3D.
Free resources, including complete courses, made available by Open University (online) — definitely MOOCish before MOOCs were cool.
Interactive math and science simulations, creat- ed in open source and vetted by experts at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
The ultimate go-to for resources and instruction on writing.
UCI Open
A service of University of California, Irvine fac- ulty, this collection offers a full curriculum of recorded lectures for multiple subjects; among the most popular is OpenChem, which contains video lectures and other materials for nearly every course needed to achieve an undergradu- ate chemistry degree.
Why U
Animated tutorials covering math concepts for higher ed and K-12.
Videos in 13 subject areas, including math, natu- ral science, social science and humanities; one of the NROC Project programs (covered below).
Khan Academy
Concise video lectures on math, science and, increasingly, other subjects, including comput- ing, arts and humanities, and economics and finance.
Six-thousand-plus ad-free “mini-lessons” and videos for math, developed by Phoenix College (AZ) math instructor James Sousa.
The NROC Project
A collaboration of member institutions provides tools and courses for developmental English and math, managed out of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education. NROC stands for “net- work,” “resources,” “open” and “college and career.” (It doesn’t get much more relevant than that.)

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