There are a variety of free curriculum design resources and repositories available online.
NC Libraries + Learning Commons
Contact your NC library liaison for guidance and assistance with online and print materials.
- Copyright for Niagara College Faculty and Staff
- Library Services for Niagara College Faculty and Staff
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
Free Online Resources
- Merlot II – www.merlot.org
Find peer reviewed online teaching and learning materials. Share advice and expertise about education with expert colleagues. Be recognized for your contributions to quality education.
- MIT OpenCourseWare – ocw.mit.edu
A repository of materials used in almost all MIT courses and may include syllabus, lecture notes, problem and answer sets, labs, readings and reading lists, videos, special features and more.
- Open Courseware Finder – ocwfinder.com/
OCW Finder helps people find free online courses called OpenCourseWares (OCWs). Universities and other OCW providers can register their courses with OCW Finder to help people find them.
- Open Education Resources (OER) Commons – www.oercommons.org/
OER content is made free to use or share, and in some cases, to change and share again, made possible through licensing, so that both teachers and learners can share what they know.
- OpenLearn Courseware from Open University – openlearn.open.ac.uk/
The OpenLearn Web site gives free access to Open University course materials. This is the LearningSpace, where you’ll find hundreds of free study units, each with a discussion forum.
- Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) – roar.eprints.org/
A guide to content stored on university Institutional Repositories around the world. Contains article pre-prints and post-prints, datasets, theses and dissertations, and numerous primary source and image collections. Select CONTENT SEARCH button to conduct searches.
- OpenStax CNS – cnx.org/
View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.
- Wisc-Online – www.wisc-online.com/
The Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a digital library of Web-based learning resources called “learning objects.” Current use of the learning object repository exceeds 20,000 hits per day.