Free Open Source Software & Open Education Resources
Open source resources are free for download and installation. There are developers out there who are not really in it for the money so to speak. Take advantage of the resources found on these pages. Wonder why you should give it a try? Read this research by David Wheeler.
- Osalt- Open Source Alternatives – my favorite open source resource for free and up to date applications
- SourceForge - the best site for downloading the latest and best OS software applications.
- SchoolForge – Open source software for schools PC and Mac based open source apps
- ODIR – Open Directory of Open Sources Databases and more!
- OER Commons – Open Education Resources
- UNESCO Open Source Portals
- WikiEducator – an unbelievable wiki for OER materials and research
- Flat World Knowledge – an open source for text books in digital format
- Wiki Books – thousands of books
- K-12 Open Source Wiki
- Open Education Commons – Textbooks and More
- Watch Know Learn – wow and amazing set of videos, lessons and more!!
- Saylor - Open Textbook Initiative
- Open Source Initiative
- Free Software Directory
- Open Source for Mac
- School Computing
- EPN – Education Podcast Network
- 100 Best Freeware Software Apps
- OSS Watch – Open Source Software updates
- Open Source Schools – making open access for all – how to get started
- Portable Apps – download apps on a thumb drive and go
- EduApps – free online resources for education
Free Operating Systems and Open Learning Management Software
- Linux – open source PC operating system. Reliable and completely free. Runs on any PC or pocket device.
- Open Office – why buy Microsoft when you can have a free Office Suite
- Open Project - project management software
- Gantt Project – gantt charts for proj. management
- Cinelerra- Free Video Editing
- OpenSIS - Open source Student Information System
- Scribus- create professional looking documents and more!
- AbiWord – download this simple word processing tool
- Blender- one of the best 3D content creation suites around.
- Moodle – free open source classroom environment tool. download and install on server to manage locally
- Drupal – open content managment system, build comprehensive web sites and more
- Joomla – create great looking web sites with Joomla!
- Mihara – create free eportfolios with this amazing server based tool!
- Sakai – free elearning courseware
- FTA – Free Technology Academy
Open Courseware Resources
Take college level courses at home for free.
- MIT Open Course Ware View all 1800 Courses One of the best resources around for open learning. MIT is sharing it’s content!!!
- OCW Finder- search for open courses
- Open University – Open content and curriculum for undergrads and post-graduate work.
- Khan Academy – wow a global free platform where anyone can learn and teach! Amazing!!!
- Open Courseware Consortium
- Carnegie Mellon Open Free Courses
- College @ Home
- Highlights For HS Provides Tools for HS Teachers and Students Labs, Hands-on Demonstrations, Competitions,
- Open Education Database- take any course free
- Free Open Courseware 55,000 courses available for the taking.
- Open Source Living
- UNESCO – open resources for international learning experiences
Open Thinking and Digital Pedagogy- Created by Dr. Alec Couros ICT Coordinator and Assistant Director SIDRU Faculty of Education, University of Regina. This site is one of the best on the internet when it comes to the internet and it’s true ramifications on today’s educational pedagogy. There are many downloadable resources found here for sharing and presenting.
Open Professional Development
- Open PD- open professional development for educators who want to learn more about technology integration.
- Open Times- open online training for educators and professionals
- Google Professional Training – Google is leading the way in open source and Web 2.0 development
Open Math and Science
- Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
- Khan Academy
- MIT – Sciences Health Sciences Curriculum Guides
Open English and World Languages
- Learn Chinese – free online Chinese courses
- LibreOffice – a powerful open office replacement for Microsoft Office