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Open educational resources (OER)

Find, create and evaluate OER materials, available to legally and freely copy, such as ebooks, images, audio, video and software, to use in teaching, courses and MOOCs. Understand copyright and Creative Commons (CC) licences.

MOOC platforms

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course freely available to anyone who wants to participate. MOOCs usually:

  • are free
  • have very large class sizes
  • vary in length
  • vary in workload and time commitment

Many, including UQx, offer verified certificates on completion for a small fee.

Leading MOOC providers

These providers have high quality courses but may charge a fee for some courses:

MOOC search engines

Search for MOOCs across platforms:

Find open courses

Open courses, sometimes referred to as OpenCourseWare, are online courses created gratis by Universities.  These are commonly licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.