Off the shelf: using existing online materials


In your plans to take your training online you may have existing resources of your own that you can adapt, but you may also need to look for additional material from other sources that you can take ‘off the shelf’.

For example, you may simply want to enhance your material for online delivery by adding more images or short videos, or you may be looking for something more substantial. Where can you find these existing resources?

Fortunately, the wealth of material on the internet opens out a huge number of opportunities, but it also presents challenges both in finding what you need and knowing if and how you can use it. Some resources can easily be reused while others will require adapting or editing to make them suitable for use with your learners.

This section will help you find and make use of educational and training resources that you can reuse or repurpose for your own needs.

What can I use?