Open Education Resources

One of the highlights of technology is the free, open access to information that it allows. Here are some open education resources we think you’ll enjoy!

Free Online Courses: Use these links to enroll in free online courses, or download materials to learn at your own pace!

Coursera- registration required

MIT Open Courseware- no registration required

Open Course Library- no registration requiredOERimage

Yale Open Courses- no registration required

Khan Academy- no registration required

Other Course Content Links

Use Gooru to search for content by educational topic and grade level.

Webcast.berkeley is the University of California/Berkeley’s site for course web casts.

Visit OER Commons to search content by subject are, education level, material type and more. Find tons of topics among the arts, humanities,  math and statistics, and social, natural and applied sciences.

Skills Development and Various Tutorials 

The Goodwill Community Foundation has hundreds of free online tutorials. Topics include: computers and internet, math, reading, career development, mobile apps and more.

Mind Tools offers videos, articles and self assessments to help sharpen your skills in areas such as: leadership, creativity, stress management and more.

Here are some resources for specific topics:

Computers and Internetcomputer image This website has dozens of tutorials to help you learn how to use a computer and navigate the internet. It’s perfect for beginners! The website is also available in Spanish.

Microsoft Office video tutorials straight from the Microsoft Office website. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access… and others!

Local Computer and ESL Workshops 

Pawtucket Public Library: Computer Workshop Schedule    ESL Class Schedule

Providence Public Library: Technology and Computer Classes    Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative

Resumés has various resumé samples and templates.  You can download them and build your own!

Resume Writing WebQuest Activity is an interactive resume building activity from OER Commons.

Research and Writingpen image

Cite Fast helps you format citations. You can also check your work to avoid plagiarism.

The Guide to Grammar and Writing from the Capital Community College Foundation provides examples for a wide range of grammar topics. Click on the Index to see the complete list of topics. It also has quizzes!

Search Better tutorials  from Goodwill Community Foundation covers: All About Online Search, Google Search Tips, How to Read a Webpage, Judging Online Information, and Evaluate a Webpage Practice.

Using Information Correctly tutorials from the Goodwill Community Foundation covers: Putting Together Information, Avoiding Plagarism, and Copyright and Fair Use.


Official Prezi Tutorials on YouTube show you how to create dynamic presentations using Prezi.

Skills you Need is a great website that can help you development a variety of skills, including personal, interpersonal and leadership skills.

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