Free Educational Content

Educational Resource Sites

  • World Digital Library Manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings will all be absorbed into this growing online collection. Searchable in 7 different languages.
  • The Library of Congress FREE website that makes teaching resources from federal agencies easier to find) now is offering automatic delivery several times a week that you can add to your online course:  http://www.ed.gov/free/rss.html
  • Master List of Free Online College Courses from universitiesandcolleges.org. Find lectures, assignments, etc. from this really extensive list divided into categories.
  • YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips.
  • Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  • 100 Websites You Should Know and Use from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Ideas Worth Spreading.
  • Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Project"The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!" Searchable by keyword and educational level.
  • Interactive Dialogue with Educators from Across the State (IDEAS)"provides Wisconsin (and other) educators access to high-quality, highly usable, teacher-reviewed web-based resources for curricula, content, lesson plans, professional development and other selected resources"
  • BIOME Free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering the health and life sciences.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Resources from the Library of Congress
  • Online Teaching and Learning Resources from the National Education Association
  • Open Culture explores enlightened podcasts, videos and other web media. Get free university courses, foreign language lessons, audio books and more.
  • Connexions: is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute.
  • Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT): "a testbed for the integration of innovative technology in middle school mathematics. The project investigates replicable practices that produce predictably high quality digital learning resources"
  • Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Project: "The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet. Searchable by keyword and educational level.
  • Interactive Dialogue with Educators from Across the State (IDEAS):"provides Wisconsin (and other) educators access to high-quality, highly usable, teacher-reviewed web-based resources for curricula, content, lesson plans, professional development and other selected resources" Searchable by subject, grade level, and keyword.

Learning Objects Repositories

Discipline-specific Repositories

Health and Life Sciences

  • BIOME Free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering the health and life sciences.
  • Bio-DiTRL a non-profit, peer-reviewed journal of digital teaching resources for biology downloads require subscription
  • http://www.jove.com/ a peer-reviewed journal of video articles demonstrating experiments and research in health and life sciences.

Human Physiology

  • The Harvey Project An international collaboration of educators, researchers, physicians, students, programmers, instructional designers and graphic artists working together to build interactive, dynamic human physiology course materials on the Web.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

  • Digital Scriptorium Conceived as an image database of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
    Has evolved into a general union catalog designed for the use of paleographers, codicologists, art historians, textual scholars and other researchers.

Digital Libraries & Journals

  • Bucks County Community College Online Journals This service brings all of the College's electronic journal subscriptions together into one searchable online resource.  Find your favorite journals without having to guess which databases to look in -- the A-Z List will link you directly to them.  You can also browse our electronic journal holdings by subject. 
  • World Lecture Hall is a repository of information contributed by faculty members from around the world. It organizes courses alphabetically by discipline, and is hosted by the University of Texas at Austin..
  • Education and Information Technology Library is a free searchable database of peer reviewed articles
  • Library Online St. Petersburg College Library Online offered by subject matter.
  • Enhanced and Evaluated Virtual Library (EEVL) An award-winning free service, that provides "quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet."
  • SMETE A dynamic online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students.
  • Enhanced and Evaluated Virtual Library (EEVL) An award-winning free service, that provides "quick and reliable access to the best engineering, mathematics, and computing information available on the Internet."
  • Internet Archive is a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.