The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Open Lectures, Tutorials, and Courseware

Open Research Assignments

Community of Online Research Assignments

An open access repository of research assignments for faculty and librarians.

Free Lectures & Tutorials

Academic Earth 

Free online lectures from universities such as Berkeley, UCLA, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

Subjects covered include: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion.

Berkeley Webcast 

Freely available online course lectures from the University of California Berkeley.

Prominent speakers and guest lectures are also available on demand.

Free Technology Academy 

The Free Technology Academy consists of an advanced virtual campus with course modules that can be followed entirely online.
Learners enrolled in the FTA will be guided by professional teaching staff from the participating universities around the world.

Internet Archive: OERs 

Provided by the Internet Archive library, hundreds of free courses, video lectures, and supplemental materials from universities in the United States and China. Many of these lectures are available for download.

Khan Academy 

An online collection of thousands of video tutorials on subjects such as mathematics, history, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, and economics.

Open Yale 

Another freely accessible, online collection of courseware, this from Yale University.
Lectures and course material available through YouTube and iTunes; no registration required.

Open Courseware

Junction Education

A company offering OER-based courseware that can be easily integrated into all major LMS platforms.

Notre Dame Open Courseware 

An open access portal to University of Notre Dame material used in courses.
Open Courseware Consortium (

Free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organized as courses.

Open Learning Initiative

Free online courses and course materials offered by Carnegie Mellon University.

Solutions U

A collection of openly licensed lesson plans built around "solutions-based" news stories. This Journalism focused site includes curated collections of news stories from online news outlets with lesson plans that are able to be adapted to "match course learning outcomes".

SUNY OER Community Course Experience

Several self-guided courses on different aspects of OER such as licensing, finding, customizing, and promoting OER.