Resources

Resource Description URL Session
Free Media A list of places to go to get free audio, video, and images for use in projects http://mediacommons.psu.edu/freemedia Creative Commons
Flickr Creative Commons Creative Commons Licenses around Flickr Images http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons Creative Commons
Jamendo Creative Commons Licenses Music http://www.jamendo.com Yippee! It's Free!
Creative Commons The source for information about sharing and using media openly; also a place to license your materials http://creativecommons.org Creative Commons
Wikimedia Commons Database of freely usable media files http://commons.wikimedia.org Yippee! It's Free!
TeachAct Information Copyright Clearance Center information on using materials under TeachAct provisions http://www.copyright.com/media/pdfs/CR-Teach-Act.pdf
Cornell Copyright and Public Domain in the United States Information on the length of copyright, published and unpublished works in the U.S. provided by Cornell University http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm Copyright
Applied Copyright Site Barbara Waxer's site on Copyright and Creative Commons http://www.barbarawaxer.com/ Copyright
USG Fair Use Checklist University System of Georgia's checklist to see if something can be utilized as Fair Use. http://www.usg.edu/assets/usg/docs/copyright_docs/fair_use_checklist.pdf Creative Commons
Video Clip Decision Tree Resource to help in deciding whether a video can be used http://copyright.psu.edu/Video%20Clip%20Decision%20Tree%20Final.pdf Creative Commons
CC License Compatibility Wizard Wizard to assist you in mixing CC licenses for use in projects http://creativecommons.org.tw/licwiz/english.html Creative Commons
Free Sounds Site for free sound clips http://freesound.org Yippee! It's Free!
Open Attribute Browser plugin to assist in properly citing CC licensed materials http://openattribute.com Creative Commons
PSU Copyright Perspectives Penn State site with copyright and fair use information http://copyright.psu.edu Creative Commons
Americans with Disabilities Act Information and Technical Assistance for the ADA http://www.ada.gov Accessibility
Web Accessibility Initiative Develops guidelines and standards for accessibility on the Web http://www.w3.org/WAI Accessibility
Effective Color Contrast Information to design for people with partial sight and color deficiencies http://www.lighthouse.org/accessibility/design/accessible-print-design/effective-color-contrast/ Accessibility
Color Blindness Filter for Images and Graphics Filter to test images http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/vischeckImage.php Accessibility
Color Contrast Checker http://snook.ca/technical/colour_contrast/colour.html Accessibility
Color Blindness Filter for Web Colors Allows you to check colors http://colorlab.wickline.org/colorblind/colorlab/ Accessibility
Introduction to Web Accessibility Information from W3C on web accessibility http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility Accessibility
Web Accessibility Guidelines at a Glance Summary of the guidelines http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/glance/ Acessibility
Section 508 Standards A list of the standards for accessibility under Section 508 http://www.section508.gov/index.cfm?fuseAction=stdsdoc#Web Accessibility
Flickr Advanced Search Allows you to search and find Creative Commons licensed images and media http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced Yippee! It's Free!
Sourceforge Open Source, Free Software http://sourceforge.net Creative Commons
Eduforge Open Source Learning Lab http://www.eduforge.org/ Creative Commons
Public Domain Flicks Movies that have entered into public domain status http://www.publicdomainflicks.com/ Creative Commons
AV Geeks Internet Archive of film, including a lot of public service and civil defense titles from the 40s and 50s http://www.archive.org/details/avgeeks Creative Commons
Description of Fair Use Stanford Site Explaining Fair Use http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/chapter9/ Creative Commons
Public Domain Media List of sites having public domain licensed media http://people.uwec.edu/koroghcm/public_domain.htm Creative Commons
SourceForge GNU licensed software http://sourceforge.net Creative Commons
EduForge GNU licensed educational software http://eduforge.org Creative Commons
Eldritch Press Public Domain Literature http://www.eldritchpress.org/ Creative Commons
Project Gutenberg Books that are freely available as digitized versions because copyright has expired http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page Creative Commons
Common Craft While not necessarily free or creative commons licensed, these videos help to explain concepts "In Plain English." http://www.commoncraft.com/ Yippee! It's Free!
Accessibility Valet Accessibility Checker for Web pages http://valet.webthing.com/access/url.html Accessibility
Cynthia Says Online web content accessibility validation system http://www.cynthiasays.com/fulloptions.asp Accessibility
PSU Webstandards Accessibility Site Information on Web Accessibility http://webstandards.psu.edu/accessibility Accessibility
Web Learning at Penn State Site for folks interested in online learning and distance education http://weblearning.psu.edu
Mind Mapping Software List Look in the upper right-hand corner http://www.mind-mapping.org/# Yippee! It's Free!
Connexions Create OER Modules and Textbooks http://cnx.org OER
Folksemantic Referatory of Open Educational Resources http://folksemantic.com OER
Merlot Peer-reviewed educational materials http://merlot.org OER
OER Commons Place to search and find OER materials http://oercommons.org OER