Looking for Courseware?
There is an ever-growing number of ready-made, commercial and open (I.e, free) digital materials such as quizzes, videos, simulations and videos that you can use to develop blended courses. The difficulty is finding and keeping up with them all!
Here are some places to look for information and recommendations:
- Your textbook publisher (or a competitor)
- Your disciplinary organizations
- Scholarly teaching journals or blogs in your field
- OER indexes
- The Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts blog
If you're looking for video sources, check out the Finding Video page in this guide.
Some Commonly Used Digital Materials
Indexes of Open Educational Resources (OER)
OER indexes include interactive digital resources, audiovisual resouces, and digitized paper-based materials, such as lesson plans, worksheets, problem sets, and syllabi. All include finding aids that let you sort by subject, grade level, type of resource, etc. and many have mechanisms for allowing instructors to rate or review materials.
Indexes of Digital Tools
Like OER indexes, these sites offer searchable collections of reviewed materials. In this case the materials are all digital and include software tools that enhance teaching or be used to make digital course materials.