NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Faculty Resources

Free Course Content Online

Links to multi-media and other academic resources for your course.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)

An online learning and professional review organization, MERLOT also maintains an extensive library of educator-reviewed multimedia and course content for a wide array of subject areas.

MIT's OpenCourseWare

From the website: A free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.

The Open University, UK - OpenLearn

Free educational resources; available for download, modification, and re-sharing.

Creative Commons

From the website: Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved." We're a nonprofit organization. Everything we do - including the software we create - is free. Creative Commons also provides a library of materials that are available for free use by educators for educational endeavors.

Other Open Courseware

A tool for searching the contents of other well-known open courseware programs, including:

Verizon Thinkfinity - Literacy, Education and Technology

This resource was originally developed for use in K-12 classrooms, but also provides access to original source works and media files, including video clips of historic figures, biographies, literary works, and science and math activities, some of which are suitable as resource links for introductory college courses. The site is sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and partners include The Kennedy Center, National Geographic and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site and partner content is fully educator reviewed, commercial-free and banner ad free.