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Resources for Teaching and Learning

Review this list of helpful content creation tools as well as established collections to enhance your courses.


MERLOT-Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

OER Open Educational Resources

MIT Open Courseware

UMass Boston Open CourseWare

Wisconsin Online Resource Center

Khan Academy interests

OER Commons for Common Core

COOL4ED OER resources that have been reviewed and rated by California faculty

OpenStax Subject Site Free, open-source, peer-reviewed textbooks covering many high school and college subjects

RWU OER LibGuide created as part of the current OER Fellows program. Check back often as this page continues to grow 

Capital Community College Grammar - an engaging collection of tutorials and PowerPoint presentations to sharpen students' grammar use. Developed through a grant, this site is totally free to use - just link to it at

Grammar Girl Another fun and engaging way to learn or review grammar rules

Illinois Online Learning Activity Suggestions

Quest for Refugees LibGuide - a substantial collection of resources around the topic of Refuge built by RWU's Kate Greene. If you touch on this in your course, this is definitely worth checking out.


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Probability Animations/Activities (OER- Free!)

Applications to Create Learning Objects

Open-source-authoring-tools-for-eLearning a blog post listing free or open source applications to create eLearning materials

iSpring Free - A free add-on to PowerPoint that converts narrated presentations to streaming Flash objects. Narrated PowerPoint shows tend to be very large files, so using iSpring makes for much faster and cleaner downloading and viewing for your students. For Windows only.


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