OER SEARCH ENGINES AND REPOSITORIES

ACADEMIC EARTH

Repository of free online lectures and courses from institutions such as Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, Yale, Oxford, Princeton or Stanford. Various subjects: STEM, Economics, Management, Marketing, Accounting, etc.

CLASS CENTRAL

Since it is a search engine as well as a review site for free online courses, Class central might be a good starting point for anyone new to the world of online self-education. You can browse the directory by universities, subjects or languages.

MOOC LIST

OER directory

MY MOOC COURSE ADVISOR

More than 450 course providers of courses in English, French and Chinese.

OPEN EDUCATION CONSORTIUM

Global network of more than 250 academic institutions around the world which provide free and open access to education and knowledge. Their search engine can be a good starting point for OpenCourseWare (OCW) materials.

OER, OCW AND MOOCS

 

AFRICAN VIRTUAL UNIVERSITY

Leading Pan African eLearning Network in with more than 53 Partner Institutions in Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa. Earn degrees and certificates in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology among other disciplines.

COURSERA

As of early 2018: 160 university partners across 29 countries, hundreds of specializations and courses in business, computer science, data science, and more; affordable university-recognized online degree programs degree.

EDX

A leading MOOC platform with more than 90 global partners which include world’s leading universities, nonprofits and institutions as course providers.

FUTURELEARN

More than 100 UK universities, international partners, specialist organisations, centres of excellence; study online and earn degrees towards postgraduate degrees and certificates from leading universities.

KHAN ACADEMY

Practice exercises and instructional videos in mathematics, biology, medicine, computer programming, economics, finance, test preparation such as the GMAT, etc and translated in more than 30 languages.

MITOPENCOURSEWARE

Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum. No credit or certificates offered but the complete courses can be downloaded for later.

OPEN LEARNING INITIATIVE

Free online courses and materials developed at both Carnegie Mellon and Stanford Universities. Depending on the course, they are available either on Carnegie Mellon's OLI platform, or the Stanford Open edX platform, or both. Topics: STEM, social, computer and statistical sciences.


Stanford University OLI

http://oli.stanford.edu/courses/


Carnegie Mellon University OLI

http://oli.cmu.edu/learn-with-oli/see-all-oli-courses/

PEOI

not-for-profit organization which exists since 1999. American style university level free courses available in English as well as in eleven other languages provided the course has been fully translated into that language. Subjects: accounting, economics, IT, management, nursing, finance, law, agricultural sciences, etc.

UDACITY

College-level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education.

This is a non-exhaustive list which focuses on the MOOC platforms developed by some of the world's leading academic universities. Any suggestion to enhance it is welcome and appreciated.

SPECIAL MENTION FOR AGRICULTURAL E-LEARNING TOOLS

Some of our Facebook page subscribers expressed a desire to find online resources for agriculture and food security students. Please find below a couple of e-learning providers dealing with these topics.

AGRICULTURE OER

A comprehensive set of resources on agriculture, specific to African higher education and put online by OER Africa. 
 

FAO E-LEARNING CENTRE

e-Learning materials, self-study tutorials and wide-range of job aids to get you started in applying what you have learned from this United Nations specialized agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

UNCCD KNOWLEDGE HUB

Knowledge hub on topics and issues such as desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD), sustainable land management (SLM) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), created by the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

 

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