Below we have compiled subject-specific resources that are freely available online, ranging from the arts, to humanities, and to science and engineering. However, since Open Educational Resources (OER) are hosted widely across the web, we highly recommend starting with tools linked on our general resource pages (Search Tools, Textbooks & Books, and Open Courses) before referencing the more specific resources below.
Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities.
Encyclopedia Britannica offers a catalog of both archival and recently-produced videos on a variety of subjects, including Entertainment & Pop Culture, Health & Medicine, Politics, Science, Visual Arts, and more.
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. Their materials tackle math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation (SAT, Praxis, LSAT) content.
From the American Geophysical Union (AGU), this video series of short Earth and space science-related videos gives K-12 educators the tools to try new hands-on activities with students, complete with teacher guides and other resources.
COERLL's mission is to produce and disseminate Open Educational Resources (OER) for the Internet public (e.g., online language courses, reference grammars, assessment tools, corpora, etc.). Its resources strive to represent more accurately language development and performance along dialectal and proficiency continua.
The language faculty at the University of Kansas (KU) have created a wide range of Open Educational Resources (OER), loosely defined as teaching and learning materials distributed to the public at little or no cost. Materials from the Language Resource Center at KU include online activities, textbooks, workbooks, and readings spanning many languages.
The Pathways Project, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, is a collaborative network of open educational resources (OER) including instructional language teaching materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students.
nanoHUB is an open and free platform for computational research, education, and collaboration in nanotechnology, materials science, and related fields. The site hosts a collection of simulation tools, online presentations, short courses, animations, teaching materials, and more.
The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines—both formal and informal, institutional and individual, in local, state, national, and international educational settings.
The Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Education Division is making educational resources available by topic to aid parents and teachers in student enrichment during this time of distance learning. They have bundled materials on five topics — The Earth, Water, Food, Health & Your Body, and The Periodic Table — for students in grades K–12 and beyond.
The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
LabWrite is an instructional project originating from North Carolina State University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation that guides through the entire laboratory experience, from before entering the lab to after receiving a report.
This online workbook hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame has been developed for senior undergraduate and graduate students learning to solve the structures of organic compounds from spectroscopic data.
PubChem is an open chemistry database at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The database collects information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, toxicity data, and many others.
The Chemistry Learning Center (CLC) at the University of Illinois hosts digital chemistry tutorials developed by Dr. Sarah Sheeley at the University of Illinois to explain common sticking points for general chemistry students.
AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use.
Engineering Technology is a website hosted by the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) of Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott consists of a series of 3D simulations on engineering technology topics that are covered in EICC’s program.
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) offers a course portfolio of one of Stanford's most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science, taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates, as well as more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.
From data-rich activities and case studies to high-quality videos and interactive media, HHMI Biointeractive resources are designed to connect students to big ideas in biology, promote engagement with science practices, and provide educators with planning tools to build resource playlists and storylines.
The National Transportation Library (NTL) from the United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) acquires, preserves and manages a digital library of transportation information and information products and services for use by US DOT, other Federal agencies, and the public.
The Royal Society of Biology's collection of Open Educational Resources (OER) aims to support teaching practical biology in Higher Education, and the resources featured on the site include lab and field work protocols, data handling exercises, videos of techniques and multimedia alternatives to wet lab work.
Scitable by Nature Education is a free online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.
The BIRS (Banff International Research Station) Workshop Lecture Videos, hosted by the University of British Columbia, are primary research data in the disciplines of mathematics, statistics and theoretical computer science.
ComPADRE is the Digital Library for the educational resources used by educators, researchers, and students in physics and astronomy. This service of the American Association of Physics Teachers is designed to help teachers and learners find, and use, high quality resources through web-based collections and services tailored to their specific needs.