But, first of all... a little introduction to 'why open education matters' which I thought you might like!
|Jorum - the free online repository from JISC|
This isn't just about what you can access, however, it's easy to share resources too provided you're a member of a Further or Higher Education institution. Great stuff!
|MERLOT Multimedia Educational Resource|
for Learning and Online Teaching
Although there is inevitably a bias towards American resources (as MERLOT is based at the California State University) and it can feel a little dated at times, you can search or browse what they've got and normally turn up goodies from all over the place which makes a visit well worth while!
|OER Commons from ISKME|
One of the nicest features about OER Commons is the Open Author tool which is part of contributing a resource. It basically allows you to create a resource from a number of different elements - video, images, sound, text etc - in a simple editor so that you can share it with others using OER Commons.
Creative Commons Search
|Creative Commons Search|
Essentially what this site does is to offer easy access to Creative Commons searches from lots of different places - Flickr for fabulous images, Open Clip Art Library for a cornucopia of graphics, music from Jamendo and ccMixter and cc-licensed video from YouTube. It's an excellent starting place and very simple to use.
|OER Glue - simple and lots of potential|
I've included it here because I like the idea of it and think there's some potential with this... plus there are some good looking courses to which it links... but... to be honest, I found it a rather confusing experience and somewhat flaky!
So, there you have it. Five sites for OER loveliness!
Do you use OER in your teaching / learning? What sites would you recommend?