RLOs & Repositories

There are more and more free access online resources for educators now, named as reusable learning objects (RLOs).  The defination of ROLs can be found on the ICS Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy website.

A list of reusable learning objects and repositories is below:

Search online courses from the world’s top scholars through Academic Earth.

ALT Open Access Repository provide a resource base and supporting technologies to ensure effective support for e-learning professionals.

The Archives Hub provides a gateway to thousands of the UK’s richest archives. Representing over 180 institutions across the country, it is an effective way to discover unique and often little-known sources to support your research.

ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) Resources lists the ESRC funded methods related resources.

F1000Posters is a unique open access repository for posters across biology and medicine.

Jorum funded by JISC, provides free open educational resources (OER) shared and created under CC licenses by those who teach in or create content for the further and higher education communities in the UK.

HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.

iLumina is a digital library of sharable undergraduate teaching materials for chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and computer science.

IL RLOs offers a wide variety of learning resources to support information literacy.

Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

MERLOT II is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy.

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Open Educational Resources (OER) is for learning and teaching in Healthcare.

Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials for all who wish to learn.

OpenDOAR is an authoritative directory of academic open access repositories.

OpenStaxCNX  is a dynamic digital educational ecosystem consisting of an educational content repository and a content management system optimized for the delivery of educational content. It has more than 17,000 learning objects or modules in its repository and over 1000 collections (textbooks, journal articles, etc.).

ReStore is a sustainable repository of online research methods resources which preserves, sustains and actively maintains web resources developed as part of ESRC funding mainly representing subjects of research methods in social sciences.

The California Community Colleges Board of Governors established the Open Educational Resources Center for California as a statewide pilot program “to provide faculty and staff from community college districts around the state with the information, methods and instructional materials to establish open education resources centers” on their campuses.

OER Commons gathers relevant materials about teaching, technology, research, and more, and encourages you to add links to materials, projects, or news related to the emerging field of Open Education.

Oxford Brookes University RADAR (Research Archive and Digital Asset Repository) is the university’s multi-purpose archive of research and teaching materials.

The Excellence Gateway is the complete online service for everyone working in the further education and skills sector in England.

The Mental Health foundation is a world-wide, interactive, personalized forum for the sharing of information by people whose lives are touched by mental health problems and/or learning disabilities.

The OpenLearn website gives free access to Open University course materials.

The RLO-CETL is the Centre for Excellence for the design, development and use of learning objects. The partner institutions are London Metropolitan University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham.

The Scientix is a projects that supports Europe-wide collaboration among STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) teachers, education researchers, policymakers and other STEM education professionals. It’s Scientix Resource Repository allows you access science education learning resource materials.

The SMETE Digital Library is an online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students.

The 3M Health Care eLearning Site provides a range of free training resources about Healthcare.

UCF openSpace is University College Falmouth’s platform for making teaching materials free to learners all over the world through Creative Commons. It benefits users to access learning materials of specialist Art, Design, Media and Performance education.

VideoLectures.NET is a free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science. The portal is aimed at promoting science, exchanging ideas and fostering knowledge sharing by providing high quality didactic contents not only to the scientific community but also to the general public.

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