Free Online Resources for Digital Learning and Teaching

Radford University Resources

 

For Students:
https://www.radford.edu/content/harvey-knowledge-center/home/KeepLearning.html

For Teaching Faculty:
https://www.radford.edu/content/CITL/home/AcademicContinuity.html

For Staff and A/P Faculty:
https://www.radford.edu/content/human-resources/home/keep-working.html

 

McConnell Library Resources

 

FAQ for Coronavirus information:
http://radford.libanswers.com/faq/285941

LibGuide for Online Resources:
https://libguides.radford.edu/OnlineResources

 

Free Publisher/Vendor Resources

 

The following resources have been made available on a temporary basis for the Spring 2020 semester. In some cases, the availability will cease by the end of April. Other resources will be available through May or June. We will do our best to remove resources as the free/expanded access ends.

Streaming Media

Internet Archive: Audio
https://archive.org/details/audio

Internet Archive: Video
https://archive.org/details/movies

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments):
https://www.jove.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Remote-Access-V2.pdf

JoVE Educator Blog:
https://www.jove.com/blog/educator-blog/jove-offers-free-access-to-extensive-stem-education-video-library-to-aid-remote-teaching-learning-as-covid-19-pandemic-shuts-down-classrooms-around-the-world/

Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center:
https://info2.jove.com/coronavirusvideo

JoVE Science Education series:
https://www.jove.com/science-education-library

JoVE Science Education Lab Manual: Introductory Biology:
https://www.jove.com/science-education-library/41/lab-bio

JoVE Science Education: Social Psychology:
https://www.jove.com/science-education/corepsych

JoVE Science Education: Biology:
https://www.jove.com/science-education/jovecore

Kanopy Streaming Video:
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more we’ve put together a collection of films that your campus can watch at no cost for the next 30 days. You can find a full list of titles here, and in our guide. This list will continue to grow as we connect with our content partners in the coming days. We will send regular updates as necessary. 

Download the free film guide

Starting Monday, March 16th, 2020 all selections in our catalog from The Great Courses will be available to use at no additional cost for the next 4 weeks.
The Great Courses page

Radford University's Kanopy Access

Metropolitan Opera nightly streamed productions:
https://www.metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-to-launch-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/

Expanded E-Book and E-Journal Access

ProQuest Ebook Central, unlimited access:
https://www.proquest.com/blog/pqblog/2020/Coronavirus-Impacted-Libraries-Get-Unlimited-Access-to-Ebook-Central.html

Ebook Central participating publishers:
https://media2.proquest.com/documents/unlimitedaccess-participatingpublishers.pdf

JAMA and related AMA journals:
https://jamanetwork.com/

John Libbey Eurotext:
https://www.jle.com/en/index.phtml

JSTOR:
about.jstor.org/covid19/

New Public Health Journals on JSTOR:
https://about.jstor.org/l/public-health/?utm_term=26%20archive%20journals%20in%20Public%20Health&utm_campaign=eml_j_covid-19_response_plan_2_03_2020&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email

Open and free content on JSTOR and Artstor:
https://about.jstor.org/oa-and-free/

MIT Press:
https://direct.mit.edu/books

Ohio State University Press:
https://kb.osu.edu/

Oxford University Press (OUP):
https://pages.oup.com/he/us/covidresourcepage

OUP Ancillary Resources Center:
https://oup-arc.com/

Project Muse:
https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/

RedShelf:
https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/

University of California Press:
https://www.ucpress.edu/blog/49700/free-access-to-all-uc-press-journals-through-june-2020/

University of Michigan Press E-books:
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, effective today access restrictions have been removed on all 1,150+ titles in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) until the end of April 2020.

VitalSource (e-textbooks):
https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/user/signin

zyBooks (Computer Science, Engineering and Math; instructors need to apply for access):
https://www.zybooks.com/

Open Access E-Book Collections

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
https://dp.la/

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
https://doabooks.org/doab?func=advancedSearch&uiLanguage=en

Google Books search
https://books.google.com/advanced_book_search

Internet Archive: Ebooks
https://archive.org/details/texts

JSTOR Open Access E-books
https://www.jstor.org/open/

NCBI Bookshelf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books

OER Commons
https://www.oercommons.org/

Open SUNY Textbooks
http://textbooks.opensuny.org/category/available-now/

Open Textbook Library (University of Minnesota)
https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/subjects

Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/

Project Muse
https://muse.jhu.edu/search?action=search&limit=subscription:y&limit=format:book&min=1&max=10&t=query_term

Standard Ebooks
https://standardebooks.org/ebooks/

Tools from Other Universities and Vendors/Publishers

ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit:
https://acue.org/online-teaching-toolkit/

Annual Reviews:
https://www.annualreviews.org/action/showPublications

BASIL (Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Laboratory) Biochemistry Curriculum:
https://basilbiochem.github.io/basil/

CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure): Open Access Online-First Publishing of Research Papers on COVID-19:
http://en.gzbd.cnki.net/GZBT/brief/Default.aspx

Ecology/Environmental Science Online Learning Materials (please note multiple tabs in the doc):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16K6bGTf-wGjxxi6aGi_v6vlLQSpsOgl1zq3tXLHWweg/edit#gid=0

Flip Grid: Allows a teacher to create a video prompt; students respond to the prompt and each other in 90-second video responses.
https://info.flipgrid.com/

Geoscience Online Teaching Materials:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-R6THvCIcAjGrWRspCN915SIzItdZ95ziwiF8BmQrYc/edit#gid=0

Kahoot (game-based learning platform):
https://kahoot.com/

Kialo Edu (platform for teaching structured online debate):
https://www.kialo-edu.com/

Padlet (online bulletin board):
https://padlet.com/#

Poll Everywhere:
https://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=3aadb75212d90487fc35b5770&id=ab93069cee&e=972c61fd8c

ReadSpeaker text-to-speech:
https://www.readspeaker.com/

Rochester Institute of Technology: MINT Project: Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs):
https://www.rit.edu/cos/interactive/MINT/ivv-list.php

SoftChalk: SoftChalk, the education company that provides the premier online lesson creation and student interaction tool, is offering assistance to academic institutions and organizations to help educators meet the demands created by school closings and the temporary shift to online course delivery during the COVID-19 threat. SoftChalk is offering free access to SoftChalk Cloud from now through May 31, 2020 to anyone who may need it to quickly and easily create online lessons and course materials for delivery to students.

https://info.softchalk.com/extended-softchalk-cloud-trial?utm_campaign=General&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84696227&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_wNgplG8kAtpbnrN0ImyLpmUaZPjJfDt17aY-vMBNZ-RIyOgi00Qh87AcjKgRfxw62IZZplWc4wVVCx4r9sf-1GPXvbg&_hsmi=84696227

TechSmith:
https://www.techsmith.com/blog/remote-work-learning-resources/?utm_source=temp-cust&utm_medium=email&utm_content=announcement&utm_campaign=continuity-support&spMailingID=64260323&spUserID=MTUwOTkxNDA5MzA3S0&spJobID=1841395878&spReportId=MTg0MTM5NTg3OAS2

Links to TechSmith Snagit and Video Review:
https://discover.techsmith.com/remote-techsmith/?utm_source=temp-cust&utm_medium=email&utm_content=announcement&utm_campaign=continuity-support&spMailingID=64267962&spUserID=MTM5MDYyOTc2MTY3S0&spJobID=1841488747&spReportId=MTg0MTQ4ODc0NwS2

Virtual biology labs via Avida-ED:
https://avida-ed.msu.edu/

Virtual Labs (compilation):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18iVSIeOqKjj58xcR8dYJS5rYvzZ4X1UGLWhl3brRzCM/htmlview?sle=true#gid=0

Wakelet (visual content platform):
https://wakelet.com/#

Wiley:
https://newsroom.wiley.com/press-release/all-corporate-news/wiley-opens-access-support-educators-researchers-professionals-amid?elq_mid=43423&elq_cid=16633593-Customer%20%28covering%20AT%29%20Impacted%20by%20Coronavirus_202003_W9Z2J

K-12 Resources of Interest

Amazing Educational Resources (mostly K-12):
http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

MacMillan Learning (mostly K-12):
https://www.macmillanlearning.com/college/us/content/covid19

Pear Deck (mostly for K-12; has Google Slides add-on):
https://www.peardeck.com/

Scholastic Learn at Home (K-12):
https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html