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On this webpage you will find  OER Education textbooks along with supplemental materials and a few lecture videos

The purpose of these discipline-specific pages is to display content that might be of interest to faculty who are considering adopting open educational resources for use in their classes. This list of content is by no means exhaustive.  The nature of open educational resources is very collaborative and it is in that spirit that we encourage any comments about the content featured on this page or recommendations of content that are not already listed here. 

Open Textbook Collections

BC Open Textbooks
The B.C. Open Textbook Project provides the textbook, "Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development."

College Open Textbooks - Education
A collection of open textbooks related to the subject of Education including, "Classroom Management and Supervision", "Curriculum Studies", and "Teaching Methodology."

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

The National Academies Press (NAP)
This resource provides textbooks on various education studies topics.

OER Commons
OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for studies in Education.

Open Textbook Library
Browse a wide selection of textbooks on educational studies.

Courses and Videos

Early Education and Care: Core Competencies
From the University of Massachusetts, this course is designed to provide early childhood education professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess their own level in terms of the eight core competencies, across the infant-toddler, preschool and out-of-school age range.

Education & Teacher Training Courses - edX
EdX offers online education courses covering a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Explore case studies in teaching and learn about how technology is increasing access to quality education on an unprecedented scale.

Edutopia: Education Video Library
Videos about K-12 teaching methods and strategies from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

First Year Teacher Program
The 10 modules include video segments featuring teachers using effective strategies and techniques in the classroom on subjects such as phonemic awareness, phonics, speech sounds, and text comprehension.

Future Learn - Education
Take a course to learn how teachers can help close the gender gap and get guidance on helping girls achieve their potential with this free online course or take a course and learn how to be professionally involved in teaching, support and governing of higher education institutions.

Future Learn - Teaching Courses
Join online teaching courses to support teachers' professional learning and development. Enhance how you teach subjects such as English as a foreign language or STEM, or try new approaches to assessment, behaviour management or special needs provision.

The Learning Classroom: Theory into Practice
This is an online college course developed for students preparing to be teachers, as well as inservice K-12 classroom teachers and other educators.

Open Learn provides courses on education and development such as "Looking globally: the future of education", "Facilitating group discussions", "Play, learning and the brain", "Enhancing pupil learning on museum visits", and "Using visualisation in maths teaching."

Signing Savvy
Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs.

TED ED: Lessons Worth Sharing - Education
Create and share lessons around any TED-Ed original, TED Talk or YouTube Video

UC Irvine Open Courses
Help in preparing for the CSET subject tests. Also offered is a ”four-part webinar series specifically designed to help participants better understand and more effectively support gifted students both at home and in the classroom.”

YouTube EDU - Education
A collection of educational videos posted on YouTube.

Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums.

Special Education

Future Learn - Special Education
Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited or take a course to understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Internet Archive: Digital Library
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Special Needs Education Textbook
This module deals with special needs education. It defines the concept of this type of education, identifies its different types, and discusses the concept of inclusive education and inclusive classroom management practices. It also analyses strategies and policies that can be put in place to enhance learning needs of persons with disabilities.


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