UTS Library

Online Educational Resources for Education: Open CourseWare

In this guide:

What is OpenCourseWare?

Online course content ranging from lecture slides to assignments and exams that have been made freely available by educational institutions around the world.

COFA Learn to Teach Online Project

The Learning to Teach Online project is a free professional development resource designed to help teachers from any discipline, whether experienced in online teaching or not, to gain a working understanding of successful online teaching pedagogies that they can apply in their own unique teaching situations.

Education (leedsmet repository)

This is an institutional repository for Leeds Metropolitan University and comprises a research collection and a collection of Open Educational Resources (OER).

Exploring Teaching and Learning in Tertiary Contexts (via USQ OpenCourseWare)

Description: "This course enables tertiary educators to explore teaching and learning in tertiary environments. In doing so, they will focus on their own context and anticipated teaching roles. Through the process of critical self-analysis with reference to the qualities of effective tertiary educators, participants will produce a 'teaching capacity enhancement plan' (TCEP). This plan will allow you to incorporate relevant professional development and staff development activities, including work-based projects."

MERLOT Teacher Education Portal

'MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, catalogued by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.'

Open TextBook Library

This library is a tool to help instructors find affordable, quality textbook solutions. All textbooks in this library are complete and openly licensed.

Teaching Students with Special Needs: Behaviour Management (via USQ OpenCourseWare)

Description: "In this course students are introduced to a wide range of methods and strategies for meeting the needs of children with behavioural and adjustment problems in regular preschool, primary and secondary classrooms. The course explores research on teaching and defines what is currently known about how to effectively teach children with special needs with a particular emphasis on maintaining student attention and on-task behaviour. The major proportion of the course will be devoted to behavioural management strategies, including the Kounin model, behaviour modification, assertive discipline, reality therapy, logical consequences, and social skills training."

Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching (OER101)

This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is part of the MOOCs for Teachers series, which is devoted to pedagogical innovation and is aimed at giving the chance to teachers and people involved in instructional design to develop skills in the didactical area. The MOOCs for Teachers series is the result of a collaborative design between METID, the service of Politecnico di Milano devoted to e-learning and e-collaboration, and UNIT (Université Numérique Ingénierie et Technologie).