Free Online Resources for your MO2 Course
Open Education Resources (OERs), Including Open Textbook Resources
Free Video Editing Software
Did you know? Research has shown that 60-80% of students have decided to not purchase a required class textbook because it costs too much (Everard & Pierre, 2014; Hilton, 2016; Prasad & Usagawa, 2014; Yang, 2015)
Did you know? There are lots of high quality open source textbook and class resources available for you and your students. Students and faculty have generally found these open, free, resources to be as good or better than costly textbooks and also appreciate the lower cost (Feldstein, Martin, Hudson, Warren, Hilton, & Wiley, 2012; Lindshield, & Adhikari, 2013; Lovett, Meyer, & Thille, 2008; Yang, 2015).
We have compiled a list of resources for you to look at to potentially find materials for your courses. Take a look and help your students save their resources today!
Check out https://www.oerconsortium.org/discipline-specific/ to find a discipline specific textbook that is free for students.
Look at OpenStax at https://openstax.org/higher-ed to find a textbook that works for your course or part of your course.
Visit OER Commons https://www.oercommons.org/ to find open source textbook materials.
Visit the Washington Open Course Library http://www.openwa.org/ to find free course materials, including assessments, syllabi, etc.
Visit the UM Open Textbook Library https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ for free textbooks for courses.
Search the Saylor Academy https://www.saylor.org/ for open course resources.
Lightworks - This one is a little more challenging to learn, best for intermediate to advanced users. It does have a lot of neat tools and some tutorials to help though https://www.lwks.com/
Free Video Captioning Software
Subtitle-horse - a free online application for adding captions to FLV videos and exporting video into different formats. http://www.subtitle-horse.com/
Free Image Editing Software
Photo Gallery on your computer. It works well for simple photo editing.
Paint on your computer. It works well for certain image types and is already on your computer.
Free File Conversion Software
Video Conversion - To convert one video file format to another
Audio Conversion – To convert one audio file format to another
Document Conversion – convert one type of file (e.g. a Word document or PDF) to another type of document
Zamzar - this is actually a file converter service, not a program, you just upload your file, choose the desired format, and wait for Zamzar to send you a link with your converted file via email. File conversion is free up to 100 MB http://www.zamzar.com/
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