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A collection of Web sites that also make knowledge available to everyone on the Internet. These Web sites are not part of Connexions.

Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)
The Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) is a joint effort by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, the League for Innovation in the Community College and many other community colleges and university partners to develop and use open educational resources (OER) in community college courses.
The Public Library of Science
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)
The George Lucas Educational Foundation was created in 1991 to celebrate and encourage innovation in schools. Since its founding, GLEF has discovered many creative educators, business leaders, parents, and others who were making positive changes not only from the top down but also from the bottom up. GLEF has been telling their stories through its Web site, documentary films, and Edutopia magazine.
Intute - Web resources for education and research
Intute is a free online service that provides access to the very best Web resources for education and research. The service is created by a network of UK universities and partners. Subject specialists select and evaluate the Web sites in our database and write high quality descriptions of the resources. The database contained 115974 records as of March 2007.
OER Commons
OER (Open Educational Resources) Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.
OpenLearn - free and open educational resources
OpenLearn is a an open content initiative by the Open University. The OpenLearn website makes educational resources freely available on the Internet, with state of the art learning support and collaboration tools to connect learners and educators.
Texas Collaborative for Teaching Excellence
The Collaborative enables and supports quality teaching at all community and technical colleges in Texas. It promotes a collegial, cooperative approach to professional development statewide and provides an infrastructure to enable college faculty to share resources and avoid duplication.
Knowledge Exchange Exhibition Presentation (KEEP) toolkit
This toolkit is a set of web-based tools that help teachers, students, and institutions share their experiences and knowledge about the learning process. KEEP was developed by the Knowledge Media Laboratory of the Carnegie Foundation.
Open Knowledge Initiative (O.K.I.)
O.K.I. is a collaborative effort among universities and specifications/standards organizations to define open architectural specifications that will be used in the development of educational applications and learning management systems. O.K.I. is under the leadership of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)
OCW is a Web-based electronic publishing project that provides free, searchable, access to course materials from Massachusetts Institute of Technology for educators and students around the world.
The Assayer
A collection of user-contributed book reviews, with a special focus on reviewing free books. This Web site is also a catalog of free books, and may be the largest such catalog in existence.
Center for History of Physics
A Web site presented by the American Institute of Physics that preserves and makes known the history of modern physics and allied fields.
MERLOT stands for the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. It is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. MERLOT is a collection of links to online learning materials along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
The Global Text Project
Higher education in developing countries is dependent on, among other things, finding a low cost means of delivering free, high-quality textbook content to students. The Global Text Project is engaging the collective intelligence of worldwide communities in the development of current, high-quality content. The Internet is used to distribute it to students for free.