Directory of OER repositories

Last update: 6th August 2014 –

Thanks to @OERhub team@nopiedra  for sharing the data collected in their projects 

After weeks and weeks digging on the internet, reviewing hundreds of OER initiatives, projects, blogs and hashtags, and also harassing other OER enthusiasts and experts in twitter, I managed to develop a first version of a directory of OER repositories.

This version only includes the name of the repository, the URL and the country of the initiative and there are 73 OER repositories associated. If you know any other, if you see that I’m missing one (or many), if you are developing one, or you have any feedback, ideas or comments, please contact me on twitter @jatenas, as your input is really important for me.

I deliberatively did not include OWC, Institutional Repositories (articles, reports, thesis), ITunesU, MOOC initiatives, Open TextBooks, OpenAccess Repositories, sets of content that are not under CC licences such as BBC, or hybrid content repositories because this research is based on repositories of Open Educational Resources only.

Thanks to Andreas Link @elearning4, Abel Caine @abelcaine, Leo Havemann @leohavemann and Francisco Rojas @frojas_sateler for sharing resources and ideas.

Also thanks to (list growing):  @fagottissimo; @JanPawlowski@gildevic; @actwww; @fredgarnett; @curtrice; @ernestopriego;  @sarahthesheepu; @dkernohan; @alacre

See the directory here:

Name: Academic Earth
URL: http://academicearth.org/
Country: United States

Name: African Health OER Network
URL: http://www.oerafrica.org/healthoer
Country: Kenya

Name: Aljazeera creative commons repository
URL: http://cc.aljazeera.net/
Country: Qatar

Name: Almae Matris Studiorum Campus
URL: http://campus.unibo.it/
Country: Italy

Name: Ariadne
URL: http://www.ariadne-eu.org/
Country: European Union

Name: Banco de iten
URL: http://bi.gave.min-edu.pt/
Country: Portugal

Name: Banco de Objetos de Aprendizaje
URL: http://aplicaciones.virtual.unal.edu.co/drupal/?q=node/34
Country: Colombia

Name: Banco Internacional de Objetos Educacionais
URL: http://objetoseducacionais2.mec.gov.br
Country: Brazil

Name: Centro de Recursos para la Enseñanza y el Aprendizaje (CREA)
URL: http://www.crea.udg.mx/
Country: Mexico

Name: CChemCollective
URL: http://www.chemcollective.org/
Country: United Stated

Name: Commonwealth of Learning
URL: http://www.col.org/
Country: Canada

Name: Connexions
URL: http://cnx.org/
Country: United States

Name: Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education
URL: http://www.causeweb.org
Country: United States

Name: CSTC (Computing Science Teaching Center)
URL: http://www.cstc.org/
Country: United States

Name: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon
URL: http://capl.washjeff.edu
Country: United States

Name: Curriki
URL: http://welcome.curriki.org/
Country: United States

Name: Desarrolla, Aprende y Reutiliza (DAR)
URL: http://catedra.ruv.itesm.mx/
Country: Mexico

Name: Digiref
URL: http://www.digiref.se/index.php
Country: Sweden

Name: Digital Library for Earth System Education
URL: http://www.dlese.org/library/
Country: United States

Name: DUDA dk
URL: http://www.duda.dk
Country: Denmark

Name: Economics Network Online Learning and Teaching Materials
URL: http://www.economicsnetwork.ac.uk/links/othertl.htm
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Edu Fi
URL: http://www.edu.fi
Country: Finland

Name: Educar Chile
URL: http://www.educarchile.cl
Country: Chile

Name: Eduteka
URL: http://www.eduteka.org/
Country: Colombia

Name: eGyankosh
URL: http://www.egyankosh.ac.in/
Country: India

Name: EMU Danmarks lærninrsportal
URL: http://www.emu.dk/tema/kultur-og-læring
Country: Denmark

Name: Escuela virtual de Padres
URL: http://www.web-familias.com/
Country: Spain

Name: Everything Maths
URL: http://everythingmaths.co.za/
Country: South Africa

Name: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
URL: http://www.free.ed.gov/index.cfm
Country: United States

Name: First World War Poetry Digital Archive
URL: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: FREIburger Multimedia Object Repository
URL: http://freimore.uni-freiburg.de/
Country: Germany

Name: Geoscience Data Repository
URL: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/home
Country: United States

Name: Hum Box
URL: http://humbox.ac.uk/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: I Cleen
URL:http://www.icleen.muse.it/
Country: Italy

Name: I-Berry
URL: http://iberry.com/
Country: United States

Name: IG2 – Intergeo
URL: http://i2geo.net/
Country: Germany

Name: Ilumina
URL: http://www.ilumina-dlib.org
Country: United States

Name: Interoperable Interactive Geometry for Europe (I2Geo)
URL: http://igeo.net
Country: Germany

Name: ITSON repositorio de objetos de aprendizaje
URL: http://biblioteca.itson.mx/oa/principal.htm
Country: Mexico

Name: Jorum
URL: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Kursnavet
URL: http://www.kursnavet.se/
Country: Sweden

Name: La Flor (Laclo)
URL: http://laflor.laclo.org/
Country: Undefined (Latin America)

Name: Lab Space
URL: http://labspace.open.ac.uk/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: LeMill
URL: http://lemill.net/
Country: Finland

Name: Maknaz
URL: http://maknaz.elc.edu.sa/
Country: Saudi Arabia

Name: Maricopa Learning Exchange
URL: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/mlx/
Country: United States

Name: Matematica Mutimidia
URL: http://www.m3.mat.br/
Country: Brazil

Name: MathWorld
URL: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Materialeplatformen
URL:http://materialeplatform.emu.dk/materialer/index.jsp
Country: Denmark

Name: Matematikk
URL: http://www.matematikk.org
Country: Norway

Name: Merlot
URL: http://www.merlot.org
Country: United States

Name: National Learning Network
URL: http://www.nln.ac.uk/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
URL: http://nsdl.org/
Country: United States

Name: NEEDS
URL: http://www.needs.org/
Country: United States

Name: NLDA
URL: http://ndla.no
Country: Norway

Name: NOER
URL: http://nroer.in/home/
Country: India

Name: OER Commons
URL: http://oercommons.org/
Country: United States

Name: OER Equella
URL: http://oer.equella.com/access/home.do
Country: United States

Name: OER Online Archive
URL: http://www.archive.org/
Country: Undefined

Name: Open Educational Resources (OER) Africa
URL: http://www.oerafrica.org/
Country: Kenia

Name: Open Educational Resources for Typography
URL: http://www.oert.org/
Country: Argentina

Name: OpenLearn
URL: http://www.open.edu/openlearn
Country: United Kingdom

Name: OpenLearnWare
URL: https://openlearnware.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de/
Country: Germany

Name: OpenMichigan
URL: http://open.umich.edu/
Country: United States

Name: Open Science Resources
URL: http://www.osrportal.eu/
Country: European Union

Name: Open UCT
URL: http://open.uct.ac.za
Country: South Africa

Name: Organic.Edunet Federation
URL: http://www.organic-edunet.eu/
Country: European Union

Name: OSTRICH
URL: http://ostrich.bath.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/49
Country: United Kingdom

Name: OTAN
URL: http://www.otan.us/
Country: United States

Name: Pearson Copyleft
URL: http://www.copyleftpearson.com.br
Country: Brazil

Name: Phet (Physics Education Technology)
URL: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/
Country: United States

Name: Portal das Escolas
URL: https://www.portaldasescolas.pt/
Country: Portugal

Name: Procomún
URL: http://procomun.educalab.es/comunidad/procomun
Country: Spain

Name: Recursos Educacionais Abertos Brasil
URL: http://rea.net.br/site/
Country: Brazil

Name: Repositorio de objetos de aprendizaje
URL: http://roa.mppeu.gob.ve/
Country: Venzuela

Name: Repositorio E-Learning
URL: http://e-repository.tecminho.uminho.pt/
Country: Portugal

Name: Restore
URL: http://www.restore.ac.uk
Country: United Kingdom

Name: RODA
URL: http://roda.culturaextremadura.com/
Country: Spain

Name: RRU Open Educational Resources
URL: http://oer.royalroads.ca/moodle/
Country: Canada

Name: RVP Metodicky Portal
URL: http://dum.rvp.cz/index.html
Country: Czech Republic

Name: Science Attic
URL: http://science-attic.org/
Country: Korea

Name: Skolresurser
URL: http://snar.fo
Country: Faroe Islands

Name: SNAR
URL: http://skolresurser.se
Country: Sweden

Name: Temoa
URL: http://www.temoa.info
Country: Mexico

Name: The Gateway
URL: http://www.thegateway.org/
Country: United States

Name: The Le@rning Federation
URL: http://www.ndlrn.edu.au/default.asp
Country: Australia

Name: The world lecture project
URL: http://www.world-lecture-project.org/
Country: Germany

Name: UNITRACC
URL: http://www.unitracc.com/
Country: Germany

Name: University of Leicester OER Repository
URL: http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer
Country: United Kingdom

Name: VCILT
URL: http://vcampus.uom.ac.mu/lor/index.php?menu=1
Country: Mauritius

Name: Wikiwijs
URL: http://www.wikiwijs.nl/
Country: Netherlands

Name: Wisconsin Online Resource Center
URL: http://www.wisc-online.com/
Country: United States

Name: World History Sources
URL: http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/index.html
Country: United States

Name: Xpert
URL: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/
Country: United Kingdom

Name: Zunia
URL: http://openeducation.zunia.org/
Country: United States

Javiera Atenas

2012

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40 thoughts on “Directory of OER repositories

  1. Ciao Javiera: Newest latest from twitter

    Klaus & Anne @elcblog
    die neue OpenLearnWare-Plattform der TU Darmstadt ist als Beta-Version online! openlearnware.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de #OLW_TU #oer #tudarmstadt

    “TU Darmstadt” is the university which launched the platform. I just checked out the options to search the data base. Seems to be very functional, although it’s a beta version.

    • Hi Paul!

      Sorry for the late reply! It looks brilliant but unfortunately asks for registration and membership for searching for content. I understand repositories asking contributors to register before submit content but is not a very open practice to ask for registration for searching and accessing content.

      Also, as I’m unable to access it I cannot check the license or copyright of the resources, can you send me a little more information or send me your mail (by twitter on @jatenas if you prefer) and we can talk, as I think that with a few changes this repository can have a massive impact in math education.

      Thanks you

      • Hello Javiera,

        this must be a misunderstanding.
        The login and password fields are indeed present on each page if not logged in but we do not require login at all for each view.

        E.g. http://i2geo.net/xwiki/bin/view/Search/Simple?terms=%23Ellipse_r can be seen from everything even wget. Searching for things on i2geo.net with google also gives plenty of results.

        I am fearing you have hit a bug where a search result was displayed for a private resource… the bug would be that it is shown. It is not the experience I have heard about by others but your help there would be useful.

        paul

      • Hi,

        Can I make a suggestion? If you use google analytics you will be able to trace who, when and where accessed and downloaded your resources without the need of login or register, as this tends to put people off.

        Is a good practice allow people to simply access the resources without any barrier and enable analytics by cookies and only request registration in case you accept contributions.

        I think I got your e-mail address on the mail related to this post (xxxhup.net??) please let me know if this is correct and I’m happy to share ideas by mail :)

        All the best

        Javiera

      • Hello Javiera,

        Strangely enough I can’t post a comment to the response seems like a limit is hit.

        We do not use google analytics anymore but viewing resources without login has always been part of our philosophy. So I am pretty sure you must have hit an unexpected bone. Also, you are the first to report this whereas we had xx resource views since February 2012 and xx metadata views.

        Here are two learning resources that everyone can see without being logged in:

      • (with correct views amounts, sorry for too early mail) Hello Javiera,

        Strangely enough I can’t post a comment to the response seems like a limit is hit.

        We do not use google analytics anymore but viewing resources without login has always been part of our philosophy. So I am pretty sure you must have hit an unexpected bone. Also, you are the first to report this whereas we had 3’044’212 resource views since February 2012 and 555’608 metadata views. I am sure a large majority is not logged-in since the default page after logged-in (/MyCurriki/ has been called just 701 times).

        Here are two learning resources that everyone can see without being logged in:

      • Hi Paul, I just re-reviewed it and now the licences are more clear and login is no longer fully required so I just added it.

        All the best

        J.

      • Ciao Matteo!

        I just changed the address, will try updating the map as soon as I have some spare time.

        Best wishes
        Javiera

    • Hi Matteo,

      Do you have a twitter feed for the repository? I just want to post a note about the change of address

      You can send me a note on @jatenas if you are in twitter so we can spread the word

      Saluti

    • Hi Paul,

      Apologies for the late reply but I just move jobs and I didn’t have time to look at this. I discussed this with my colleague Leo Havemann and we agreed to include your repository but there are certain concerns that I would like you to help us clarifying (we will update the map at some point but we are quite busy at this time)

      We would like you to consider these further points:

      1. About copyrighted content: As mentioned in the user conduct area, is clearly stated that some of the content is not open therefore not OER (B) The i2geo Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound. Except as expressly provided by the copyright holder and the terms of the applicable license, User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part)

      We would like to encourage to have all the content fully open without copyright restrictions, this is the difference between a Learning Object and a OER.

      2. Registration: In your privacy policy is stated:
      REGISTRATION
      In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. During registration you are required to give contact information (such as your email address).

      Which means that the site is not fully open, and when we tried to evaluate a resource, the following message was displayed “Members can submit comments for resources. Join i2geo or log in so you can add a comment here”.

      3: If / when possible add a legend / note next to each image clarifying if its copyrighted or under creative commons to facilitate reuse.

      Hope this js helpful

      Javiera

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    • Hola Emilio!

      Primero felicitar la iniciativa, pero la verdad es que redined va a quedar mucho mejor en Open DOAR http://www.opendoar.org ya que mucha de la información que contiene es de tipo bibliográfico – documental mas que interactivo, les recomiendo escribirles y que suban esta iniciativa en OpenDOAR

      Saludos

      • hola, Javiera. gracias por la respuesta. Redined está registrado en openDOAR (y en unos cuantos sitios más como todo repositorio que se precie :-).
        Le envié el recurso, que ya tiene algunos años de antiguedad, por si le encajaba en su inventario de OERs.
        Saludos
        Emilio

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