Medical technology concept. Electronic medical record.Open Source Digital Content Overview

Open Source Digital content provides students and faculty with affordable high-quality course materials. Listed below are some curated collections.

Affordable Learning Solutions

The California State University System created the Affordable Learning Solutions program to enable faculty to choose and provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students. The program provides access to free and low-cost course materials, e-textbooks, online courses, and other educational resources.

College Open Textbooks

The College Open Textbooks Collaborative, a collection of twenty-nine educational non-profit and for-profit organizations, affiliated with more than 200 colleges, is focused on driving awareness and adoptions of open textbooks to more than 2000 community and other two-year colleges. This includes providing training for instructors adopting open resources, peer reviews of open textbooks, and mentoring online professional networks that support for authors opening their resources, and other services.


Provides universal access to thousands of courses and specializations by partnering with the world’s best education organizations and top universities.


Founded by Harvard and MIT in 2012 an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 90 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members.

Free Study Apps

Every student should learn how to manage their time efficiently. This list of free study apps can help students keep a study-life and work-life balance.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog provides broad access to a wide variety of catalog records and digital images from over 50 different collections.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection

The Met implemented a new Open Access policy, in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero designation, that provides access to ~450,000 pieces of its art collection for the public domain.

Open Course Library

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington State Legislature, the Open Course Library provides a collection of high quality, free to use courses that you can download and use for teaching. All content is stored in Google docs making it easy to access, browse, and download.

Open Learning Initiative

Grant funded group at Carnegie Mellon University that offers innovative online courses to anyone who wants to learn or teach.


Search through thousands of royalty free images on Pexels. You can use all images on Pexels for free, even for commercial use. All images are completely royalty free.


TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.