Free Resources


There are a large number of resources available on the Internet. Many are free to access and view, but many are not free to use (acquire and/or modify). This set of pages provides links to sites with media to access and view. Some sites also provide media that is free to use. Be sure to check the copyright information.

Many educational resources on the Internet are accompanied by a Creative Commons license. Creative Commons is a non-profit organization that provides six licenses that range between public domain and full copyright.

Metasites and Learning Objects Sites

How to Learn Just About Anything Online....for Free
Bill Hogan, AARP Bulletin, January 1, 2010
Starting with the Guide to E-Learning Sites (midway down the page), see an extensive list of annotated libraries of resources.

Google Public Data Explorer
See the list of data sets several of which are pertinent to Public Health.

Merlot (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching)
An extensive searchable peer-reviewed collection of learning objects for education.
Includes topic communities as well as member collections.

Built by a consortium of 7 British universities, this site contains a categorized list of vetted free resources as well as a Virtual Training Suite with discipline-based tutorials for helping students develop Internet research skills.

Open Culture (links to free resources.)
Note: Pages can be slow to load.

F ree audio books from the public domain recorded by volunteers; international site.
2523 entries as of 12/09.

Podcast Directory
Database of podcasts searchable by keyword, category, geographical area, language.

Extensive list of podcast directories (pdf; pp 12-15).


Page updated: 01-Dec-2011

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