What is OPEN.ED?
Launched in 2007, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' OER initiative enables departments and individual faculty to provide resources free-of-charge under a Creative Commons license. As long as they adhere to the license, teachers and learners around the world are free to download, remix, translate, localize, and make these materials their own.
Who Created the Content?
Faculty members across the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences participate in creating these materials. Anyone at Penn State is free to contribute as well using the Creative Commons license. If you are interested in contributing materials to this site, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Maintains OPEN.ED?
The OPEN.ED effort is maintained by faculty and staff in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, which serves as the learning design unit for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. We work in close partnership with the College's academic units to design, develop, and manage high-quality online courses and programs that utilize the latest research in education and technology.
How is OPEN.ED Content Licensed?
How Do I Get Started?
Go to Courses to browse our catalog or begin your search. A search will look through course descriptions, authors and keywords.