Still badly battered about how to prepare the lectures? Nowadays, you can use the free digital resources to enhance the courses! Since the concept of “knowledge sharing” became popular all over the world, all kinds of open course teaching materials had exerted their influences on the Internet. On the websites which contain the mark of Creative Commons(http://creativecommons.tw/explore), you can freely use the resources according to the authorization and no need of asking for the author’s permission. To let your courses icing on the cake, we collect three types of open course teaching materials. You can use them according to your needs and let the knowledge be transmitted in a benign way.
The concept of open course originated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their goal is to let their courses freely use by the public. At present, free open course websites are all over the world. NTHU OpenCourseWare is also open to public for free using and downloading. We also compose “Taiwan OCW Consortium” with other 22 universities which provides a platform with diversified courses.
Open Textbook Library：https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks
Open course has been established for years oversea. Apart from recording free online course videos for students to self-learning, some enthusiastic teachers have started to write textbooks which contributed as “Open Textbooks” as a new learning medium of OCW. These free and public textbooks were authorized by Creative Commons, so the users can read them online or download them for their own use. Also, the contents’ qualities were evaluated by various colleges and professors. Because of the diversified textbook fields, Open Textbook became a popular tool.
It contains books of Business, Science, Social Humanities, Art Design, Law and Medicine and other different fields. The interface is easy and you can check the readers’ ratings and evaluations clearly. Users can search the textbook topic they like and choose online reading or download usage.
Except for open courses and textbooks, there is an oversea Power Point sharing platform. Different from the free template websites, PPT slides share is open to everyone for uploading, sharing and using the PPT with contents. Users can look for suitable contents and many of them are lecture notes. Teachers can discard the weeds and retain the flowers to meet their needs so as to become a good reference data.