This site is a static archive of Process Arts, an open online repository of arts learning resources that was active from 2009 - 2017

OER websites

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are learning and teaching materials and resources which have been made freely available on open web in repositories and website for use and re-use by others, OERs use the creative commons license, which provide clear instruction for use and re-use. There is currently a shift of focus away from the production and publishing of OERs towards exploring the impact of creational use and re-use of OERs and web 2.0 technologies3 in practice. Open Educational Practice’ OEP in art and design learning and teaching.OEP1 is a framework in which to ‘foster understanding of how open learning ecologies, tools and content can support the use, creation and re-use.

Select sites:(My picks)

YouTube (Remix), Flicker, Google..etc



The Open University: LearningSpace -

CORE-Materials - (great site to find experimental content)

OER Commons –

ALTO and process.arts - ALTO Discover -



MORE....... please add any OERs to the comments on this post and will add to the list:

OER Dynamic Search Engine – a wiki page of OER sites with accompanied search engine (powered by Google Custom Search we use in ALTO)

DiscoverEd – ‘Discover the Universe of Open Educational Resources’

OCWFinder – ‘search, recommend, collaborate, remix’

OER Commons – ‘Find Free-to-Use Teaching and Learning Content from around the World. Organize K-12 Lessons, College Courses, and more.’

Temeo – ‘a knowledge hub that eases a public and multilingual catalog of Open Educational Resources (OER) which aims to support the education community to find those resources and materials that meet their needs for teaching and learning through a specialized and collaborative search system and social tools.’

XPERT – ‘a JISC funded rapid innovation project (summer 2009) to explore the potential of delivering and supporting a distributed repository of e-learning resources created and seamlessly published through the open source e-learning development tool called Xerte Online Toolkits. The aim of XPERT is to progress the vision of a distributed architecture of e-learning resources for sharing and reuse.’

OER Community


Creative Commons -


SCORE - The Support Centre for Open Resources in Education -


The Open University: LearningSpace -

Open Nottingham:

OER Associate Consortia

JISC: Joint Information Systems Committee -



MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology: OpenCourseWare (OCW) -

Merlot: (USA version of jorum)




OER Sponsors

Hewlett Foundation -

New federal education fund makes available $2 billion to create OER resources in community colleges -


LabSpace logoLabSpace

LabSpace is a space for educators to produce, reuse, remix and share open educational resources (OER).

Scitable logoScitable

Scitable is a free science library and personal learning tool by the Nature Publishing Group.

Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, which include the topics of evolution, gene expression, and the rich complexity of cellular processes shared by living organisms. Scitable also offers resources for the budding scientist, with advice about effective science communication and career paths.

OER Glue

Connecting teachers and students with Open Educational Resources



Compendium is a software tool for mapping information, ideas and arguments. An adaptation of this tool is also used for mapping learning design – see Compendium LD

Leeds Met logoLeeds Met Repository Open Search

Leeds met OER repository brings together material from all six faculties and student support services.  Materials range from single lecturers to whole modules.

Curve logoCURVE Resource Centre

CURVE/open is Coventry University's repository for open access research outputs and educational resources; aiming to increase the accessibility to, and visability of their authors work.

Connexions is a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organised as courses, books, reports, etc.

The non-profit empowering educators to deliver and share curricula.

DiscoverEd LogoDiscoverEd

A search prototype developed by Creative Commons to explore metadata enhanced search, specifically for OER.

Through Jorum, you can find, share and discuss learning and teaching resources, shared by the UK Further and Higher Education community.

A free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty of higher education in Ireland to share their learning materials.

OCW Finder
OCW Finder helps people find free online courses called OpenCourseWares (OCWs).  Universities and other OCW providers can register their courses with OCW Finder to help people find them.

OER CommonsOER Commons
The OER commons website was created to help educators, students and lifelong learners find Open Educational Resources that are already posted somewhere on the Internet.

A growing database of open learning resources suitable for students at all levels of study in a wide range of different subjects.


ccMixter logoccMixter

This is a community music site which features remixes licensed under Creative Commons. You can sample, mash-up, and use it as a backing track on things like SlideShare.

There is an interview with Victor Stone, the creator of ccMixter on the OLnet site ( Thanks to Karen Cropper (OLnet for this info).

Flickr logoFlickr

Flickr is a photo sharing and management site which is popular in the OER community because you can search for photos which are licensed under creative commons for reuse, and often allow adaptation (repurposing) also Karen Cropper (OLnet) provides useful advice ( on how to reference pictures correctly using to create code to embed into the presentation which also puts the relevant cc licence icon(s).




Described as a place to share, find and discuss learning and teaching ideas and experiences Cloudworks is being developed by the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University. It is part of the Open University Learning Design Initiative and is funded by both JISC and The Open University.


Cohere is described as a visual tool ‘to create, connect and share Ideas. Back them up with websites. Support or challenge them. Embed them to spread virally. Discover who - literally - connects with your thinking.’ It was developed at the OU following experience using Compendium.


Creative Commons logoCreative Commons

With a Creative Commons license, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify.

JISC Digital Media logoJISC Digital Media

JISC Digital Media exists to help the UK's FE and HE communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media - and to achieve solutions that are, innovative, practical and cost effective.

Cloudworks logoMindmapping tools for use with OER

Great examples of mindmapping tools (some with explanations from users) in Cloudworks. Thanks to Giota (OLnet) for this recommendation.

OER Commons logoOER Commons Wiki - Tutorial

The objective of this hands-on course is to help you quickly start using and creating open educational resources (OER)


Answers to common questions raised about OER provided by the Higher Education Academy.

OER Handbook for EducatorsOER Handbook for Educators

This handbook is designed to help educators find, use, develop and share OER to enhance their effectiveness online and in the classroom

OER infoKit logoOER Infokit

There are a number of considerations to take into account when dealing with OERs. These range from specific technical issues to barriers and enablers to institutional adoption. This infoKit aims to both inform and explain OERs and the issues surrounding them for managers, academics and those in learning support. It is aimed at senior managers, learning technologists, technical staff and educators with an interest in releasing OERs to the educational community.

1 There are no distant definitions for this term, while there is currently no agreed on classification or definition for “openness” of pedagogical models available.

2 Creative commons website, one of the most advanced examples of OER publishing can be viewed at

3 Gauntlett (2011) (transforming access technology into a participation technology) analogy of Web 2.0 as a huge allotment attended by many as opposed to Web 0.1 individually attended walled gardens.

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