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Open Resources

The Internet can be an excellent resource for learning materials for your courses whether you teach face-to-face or online. The following repositories may be helpful for you to consult when searching for pedagogical helps, drills, case studies, presentations, or tutorials. Searching by discipline may help you narrow the field.

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Supported by a consortium of colleges, universities, and state systems, the digital resources are free and open to any users. Designed for higher education, the database includes links to more than 10,000 online learning materials, many with peer reviews, assignments, and ratings.

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This contains numerous educational resources, which include teaching ideas, instructional activities, photographs, maps, audio files, digitized paintings, lesson plans.

Wisconsin Online Resource Center
This digital repository contains more than 1,000 learning objects which are categorized for uses within certain higher education curricula. The image categories include business, general education, English as a Second Language, health, professional development, adult basic education, technical courseware.

Build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video. TED-Ed provides open source videos for lesson planning.