This collection of links is intended to be representative of the scope and range of learning object repositories relevant to higher education.
Apple Learning Interchange — Learning Resources
Searchable database of "thousands of Internet resources that can be valuable for teaching and learning"
Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute.
A "fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities."
Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Project
"The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!" Searchable by keyword and educational level.
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students in higher education. With a continually growing collection of online learning materials, assignments and reviews, MERLOT helps faculty enhance instruction.
MIT OCW has begun publishing online course materials that are available free of charge. They are aiming to have all of MIT's course materials available over the web in a "single, searchable" structure. Currently, the course materials are listed by course and are not searchable.
Open Educational Resources Commons
The Orange Grove
A place to find and share open educational resources.
The Orange Grove is Florida's digital repository for instructional resources. The repository provides and environment for educators to share, disseminate, and collaborate in the developement of educational resources.
Utah State University OpenCourseWare
Utah State OpenCourseWare is a collection of educational material used in their formal campus courses and publicly available. There is also a link to other Open Courseware sites around the world.
Wisconsin Online Resource Center
The Wisc-Online digital library contains 2,186 objects that are accessible to all WTCS faculty at no cost and with copyright clearance for use in any WTCS classroom or online application. Other colleges, universities, and consortia from throughout the United States and around the world use the library with permission.
| Discipline-Specific Repositories|
ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
Geotechnical, Rock and Water Resources Library (GROW)
GROW is an award-winning collection of civil engineering educational resources which includes approximately 250 interactive learning objects created by the GROW team.
HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES
Free access to a searchable catalogue of Internet sites and resources covering the health and life sciences.
The Harvey Project
An international collaboration of educators, researchers, physicians, students, programmers, instructional designers and graphic artists working together to build interactive, dynamic human physiology course materials on the Web.
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Conceived as an image database of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research, it has evolved into a general union catalog designed for the use of paleographers, codicologists, art historians, textual scholars and other researchers.
SCIENCE, MATH, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
A dynamic online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students.
The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)
DLESE offers easy access to high quality educational resources about the Earth system. The library is governed and developed by a broad community of Earth science educators, and serves the needs of K-16 learners, in both formal and informal venues.
A digital library of sharable undergraduate teaching materials for science, mathematics, technology, and engineering. iLumina currently contains over 1,000 individual resources and more than 16 virtual collections covering the disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics.
Offers digital coursepacks and textbooks
Offers: online courses and seminars from Fathom's member institutions and course partners; lectures, interviews, articles, performances and exhibits by faculty, researchers and curators from its member institutions; reference content spanning all disciplines and fields of study; and suggestions for related learning resources, including books and relevant Web links.
Sample Interactive Learning Objects for Courseware
CAPDM (UK) develops courses and software applications for Web distribution that are used by our customers to improve the interactive, on-line learning experiences they deliver to their students.