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Art Open Educational Resources
These links will take you directly to the portions of databases that contain materials relevant to Art. However, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Feel free to explore the General Collections to find additional resources.
Art History-Khan Academy (courseware)
SmARThistory is an online resource provided by Khan Academy, the product of collaboration by Art Historians worldwide. It is a high-quality, introductory Art History source freely available to the public, and currently offers countless photos and more than 500 videos on a variety of topics, along with the text itself.
Open Learn - History & the Arts (courseware)
Open Learn is an initiative of The Open University, UK. It provides supplemental materials for educators, including articles, podcasts, videos, games, and much more. In addition, it offers more than 700 free online classes.
The Met Curriculum Resources (courseware)
Introduce your students to the richness and diversity of works of art in selected collections of the Museum. These comprehensive and fully illustrated guides provide useful background information and ideas for engaging students.
EDSITEment! Art & Culture (courseware)
Explore our library of humanities lesson plans by subject, theme, and grade level.
Europeana.eu is the EU digital platform for cultural heritage. More than 3,000 institutions across Europe have contributed to Europeana. These range from major international names like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the British Library and the Louvre to regional archives and local museums from every member of the European Union. Together, their assembled collections let users explore Europe's cultural and scientific heritage from prehistory to the modern day.
World Digital Library (courseware)
The WDL makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site, in a variety of ways. Content on the WDL includes books, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, journals, prints and photographs, sound recordings, and films.
MERLOT-Art & Art History (textbooks)
All the materials in MERLOT are reviewed for suitability for retention in the collection. Many undergo the more extensive "peer review" for which MERLOT is famous. MERLOT presents annual awards for various categories of materials added to or used in the collection. As described in Material Link Checking and Removal, all material URL's in the collection are reviewed frequently for sustainability.
Pressbooks Directory-Art & Art Hist. (textbooks)
Pressbooks supports blended and online learning with an intuitive authoring platform for educational material, an extensive directory of public books and open educational resources (OER), and secure methods of delivering content to learning management systems (LMS). Create or import content, add multimedia and interactive elements like quizzes, integrate content into the LMS, deliver content online and in multiple downloadable formats, and assess and track student learning—all with one easy-to-use platform.