SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.

Unfortunately, at this time, open resources for Education materials are fairly sparse. Watch here for updates as they become available.

Miniature scene of a desk, chalkboard, plant, wall clock, and other classroom materials

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Education courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Title Source License  Notes
Learn NC UNC School of Education varies; many CC BY NC SA Extensive lesson plans, blogs, and other teaching resources
Social and Personality Development in Childhood Noba Project CC BY NC SA Psychology module focused on childhood development
Human Development Boundless CC BY SA Section of psychology textbook focusing on different stages of learning and growth
Early Childhood Matters, and Early Childhood in Focus Bernard van Leer Foundation All Rights Reserved; “Reproduction of articles by photocopying or electronic means for non-commercial purposes is permitted. However, it is requested that the author, Early Childhood Matters, and Bernard van Leer Foundation are cited as the source of the information.” Journal, reports, and briefing notes around current issues with childhood development. Published in the Netherlands, with a global perspective. Spanish language versions available.
IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions CC BY NC “This global publication by the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions in Geneva, is intended for professionals training or practising in mental health, with a particular eye to the needs of those in developing countries. It is based on best clinical practice, reflects the latest research, and will be updated regularly. It is a comprehensive and authoritative book divided into ten sections, each including full-colour pictures, references and links to multimedia content.”

Spanish language versions available.

Infant and Early Childhood Cognition MIT Open CourseWare CC BY NC SA Full course. Built around all-rights-reserved readings: purchased texts and library articles. However, teaching materials such as assignments, lecture notes, and syllabus are openly licensed.
Open Learn Education Open University varies by item large collection of courses and individual resources around the theme of education
Flipped Through Design The Ohio State University CC BY NC ND Instructional design approach to flipped classroom models

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.