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Open Content Resources



Grammar Checker

Free grammar checker

Poll Everywhere

Live Audience Polling

Ask your audience a question

They answer using SMS text messages, Twitter, or the web

See real-time results

iTunes U

Multimedia content created by professors and administrators of colleges and universities that is searchable by students, and can be downloaded and taken on the go.

Library of Congress

Access to thousands of historical documents and images.  Hundreds of lesson plans available for teachers to use.

Creative Commons

Access to research, education, and cultural materials

Open Courseware Consortium

Openly licensed course materials from hundreds of universities worldwide

MIT Open Courseware

Openly licensed course materials from more than 1,800 MIT courses

Open Learn

Open educational resources from The Open University


Search Merlot’s collection of peer reviewed learning materials and pedagogy for content to include in your courses.

OER Commons

Using OER Commons, you can share what you know, browse for what others know, and edit or review content from around the world.


Quizlet is an easy to use application which allows you to produce not only interactive flash cards, but also automatically generates a whole raft of activities for each set of words you enter.


dmoz: open directory project

This website is edited and maintained by volunteer editors and it contains a directory of information available on the Web.

mar: Museum Anthropology Review

This is an open access journal that publishes articles, reviews, essays, obituaries, and other content.



Criminal Justice

The United States Department of Justice


The Department of Justice web site offers a variety of resources including highlights of historical cases, photographs, press releases, and videos.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

From the website, it states that NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.


Open Michigan

Materials for an Elementary Reading Instruction Course given at the University of Michigan including a syllabus, reading list, and several PowerPoint lectures are available for incorporation into your course.

Open Education Resources

Contains free-to-use content such as lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and multimedia items to include in your courses.

Emergency Management and Planning

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

This web site has links that include Incident reports, homeland security information, county emergency management websites, alerts and advisories, news reports, and general information.

Emergency Management Institute

Training materials and web-based courses are linked on this web page for self-paced learning. Courses may include video content along with information for practice purposes.

Fire Science

Firefighters Online

Register for free participation in message forums, and join discussions on various topics relating to Fire Science

Fire Science on iTunes U

Links to various podcasts on Fire Science topics.



Find multiple resources to include in your classroom activities.


This web site will provide a Geography lesson to incorporate into your classroom using ePals. Connexions


Smithsonian Learning Resources

Use this resource for learning materials including an interactive Who Am I? mystery game.

Military History: Americans at War

This is an interactive page with information about historical conflicts.

White House Historical Association

Located on this page are facts and trivia, history timelines, and new media and lectures. From this page, you can take a tour of the art located and displayed in the White House.

Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address read by Actor Liam Neeson

Human Services


Part IV — Aging is a module you can use for your course as supplemental materials to the lessons you teach.

Case Management


This is a module that will offer directions for proper treatment and strategies for case managers


Political Science


This web site offers course packs for materials to be included into your course.






Maintained by a Professor of Psychology, this web site provides over 2000 links to Psychological content.

Psychology Research Guide

This web page contains links to 8 Psychology Journals you can access free of charge.

The Psychology Files

Several podcasts related to Psychology.


Open University

This is an interview with a Social Worker .

temoa: Open Educational Resources Portal

Educational resources for teaching various topics within the Sociology Discipline including lecture webinars and podcasts.


Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image

The University of Pennsylvania has made over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music available through their SCETI site.

Dmoz: open directory project

This is a human-edited directory of the Web, constructed and maintained by volunteer editors.

YouTube EDU

This is a specific channel for Educational Content on YouTube. You can search this web site for video clips to include in your class content.

Academic Earth

This is another searchable site for educational videos you can include in your course content.



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