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Free & Open Resources for Academic, Employability, and 21st-Century Skills

Happy Monday!

I wanted to share something we recently launched to promote the increased use of free and open educational resources in adult education. 

CrowdED Learning just launched its first Skill Directory—a set of 11 subject-area PDFs, each of which includes a listing of comprehensive, free resources that can be used to support instruction in each subject area. Each PDF can be downloaded, or can be copied over as a Google Doc into Drive so you can add whatever additional resources you might want. 

Here's a link to a blog announcing the launch of this page, as well as future plans for enhancing and fine-tuning how we will work with these resources (and more) to organize them in relation to core competencies for adult learners.

If you don't feel like reading me blathering on about the directory, here's a direct link to the directory smiley

I hope you find these of use!


Jeff Goumas's picture

Please note: Not all of the resources listed within the directory are 100% open. On each doc, at the end, there is a note with links to help explain the difference between "free" and "open." Free is still just need to be certain you are using the resource within the proper terms of use. :)

Kelsey's picture

Thanks so much for this, Jeff! I've been searching for independent writing and grammar activities for my clients, and I really appreciate that someone has already done the legwork and compiled them in one source!

Glenda Rose's picture

Good morning!

Yes, thank you for this resource!  We'll be adding it to our list of OER Resources.