Tools

An overview of search engines for open resources and several useful toolkits, websites and sources of background information on OER and open education.

Search engines for open data, open resources and MOOCs

CC SearchSearch engine for images, video and audio with a Creative Commons license
Class CentralThe ultimate search engine for MOOCs and loads of information
Data Set Search GoogleGoogle search engine for sets of open data
Every Stock PhotoSearch engine for free photos
Mason OER MetafinderReal-time federated search for OER content
OASISSearch engine that can access 52 different OER websites that contain more than 150,000 resources
SolvonautsSearch engine for several types of open resources

Miscellaneous sources

WebsiteDescription
Publiceren van OER
Publishing OER
A roadmap of activities that must be carried out in order to publish OER. NL and EN version.
Quality model OERA study into the quality of OER. Contains a model that can be used to determine the quality of OER. Only NL version.
JISC OER InfokitInformation categorised by management, learning and teaching, technical and legal. For beginners and advanced.
OER Africa toolkitsInformation categorized by legal, development of courses and materials and policy.
A Basic Guide to OERA publication of the Commonwealth of Learning, including a FAQ on OER.
SURF SIG Open EducationIntroduction to OER via a number of articles (in Dutch)
SURF Rules of Thumb CopyrightSeveral guidelines about dealing with copyright issues in practice (in Dutch)
OER Mythbusting!Arguments against OER are refuted here.
Penn State MOOCs for EducatorsResources for educators developing or supporting Massive Open Online Courses
Penn State MOOCs for LearnersResources for participants in Massive Open Online Courses
Open Content LicensingA three-step guide for open content licensing
Open Research Funders GroupMany tools for developing an institutional Open Policy
Remove backgroundTool to remove background from photo with a person
TinEyeReverse Image Search. Search by image and find where that image appears online.
Open PedagogyInformation about and examples of practices of open pedagogy
Open Pedagogy NotebookA resource for educators interested in learning more about Open Pedagogy. Includes many examples.
Why Open Research?Nice, easy accessible, website for those who wants to know more about: "Why open research?", by Erin and John McKiernan
Voice notes managementOrganizing voice recordings, a.o. free transcription of voice recordings