Welcome to the Vancouver Island University Open Educational Resource Directory, a website which allows instructors and students to quickly access links to open educational content for course development, assignments, or creative projects. The sites are organized by the types of media you will find on them using categories and tags. Click on the image of a site to go to the resource.
To learn more about open educational resources see the About OER page.
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Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science course by the same name. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.
Search Soundcloud for music released under Creative Commons licences for use in multimedia projects.
Creative Commons and public domain music and sound effects for use in multimedia projects. Comes with a robust search and filtering tool for finding the perfect audio file. Requires a Google account to access and download.
“Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.”
“Liberating Structures is a toolkit with 33 facilitation strategies that can be customized and used in your classrooms, meetings, strategic planning sessions, workshops, presentations and more. These strategies are open, inclusive and designed to help unleash, engage and harvest the best ideas from everyone.” -BCcampus
This project brings together faculty and students from across departments and Faculties to co-create an interdisciplinary, open educational resource on sustainability and environmental ethics.
NGA Images is a repository of digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. On this website you can search, browse, share, and download images. A standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts. More than 45,000 open access digital images up to 4000 pixels each are available free of charge for download and use (mostly public domain). NGA Images is designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration.
All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required.
The Open Syllabus Project is an effort to make the intellectual judgement embedded in syllabi relevant to broader explorations of teaching, publishing, and intellectual history. The project has collected over 1 million syllabi, has extracted citations and other metadata from them, and is now pleased to make the Syllabus Explorer publicly available as a means of exploring this corpus.
A comprehensive and high quality collection of royalty free Creative Commons licensed music available for use in creative projects; podcasts, videos, animations, etc.