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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. Understand copyright and Creative Commons (CC) licences.

What is a MOOC?

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.

MOOC search engines

Search for MOOCs across platforms:

MOOC platforms

Note: Many courses are free to participate for the length of the course. You may need to pay a fee for extended access or to get a certificate.

These course platforms have high quality courses with free participation but also charge fees for courses:

Find open courses

Open courses, sometimes referred to as OpenCourseWare, are online courses created gratis by Universities.  Most are freely available to use under Creative Commons Licences.