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Welcome to Finding the Flip!
This guide has resources for finding free open source course materials in a variety of disciplines. Instructors can find lectures, handouts, and presentations to use in their classes, which can free up classroom time for active learning and discussion. If you have questions about finding specific online content, you can contact the reference desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational Videos and Audio
These websites and tools host educational videos, podcasts, and audio clips that can be embedded into Moodle classes.
Video tutorials on mathematics, science, computer science and some humanities topics.
Short, engaging talks by thought leaders on a variety of social, economic, scientific, and artistic topics.
Through downloading iTunes to your computer or iPad, you have access to lectures, classes, presentations, and other educational resource. Instructors can also create free iTunesU course sites to gather content in one place for their classes.
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Open Courseware Search Engines
Open Courseware is freely available packages of course content, including lecture slides, handouts, assignments, and multimedia items. These search engines can help you find a specific course that matches your course topic.
Top Open Courseware Sites
The institutions below have made a commitment to providing Open Courseware. Even though some institutions are very specialized, you can find resources on a wide variety of topics.
MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses)
According to Wikipedia, "A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aiming at large-scale participation and open access via the web. MOOCs are a recent development in distance education and often use open educational resources. Typically they do not offer academic credit or charge tuition fees." The sites listed below are some of the major players in offering MOOCs. Some can be browsed without signing up.
The MOOC Guide
An online book/site talking about the development and history of MOOCs, as well as teaching resources.
MOOCs on a variety of topics
MOOC courses on a variety of topics.
Courses from MIT, Harvard, and other large universities. You can take courses, or access course materials through MITs open courseware project.
MOOC classes on a variety of topics.