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Open educational resources (OER)

Open educational resources for use in teaching, courses and MOOCs

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.