INTROSection 1 Section 2 TIPS RESOURCES Section 3 Section 4 BY SUBJECT TEXTBOOKS Section 5 Guide to Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Section 1 INTRO What are OERs?Open educational resources (OER) are digital materials that Section 2 TIPScan be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more.OERs are available for free through open licenses, whichallow uses of the materials that would not be easily RESOURCES Section 3permitted under copyright alone.Examples include• Courses BYSection 4• Course materials (lectures, presentations, assignments, SUBJECT assessments)• Videos, podcasts, images• Articles, journals, books• Software TEXTBOOKS Section 5
Section 1 INTROTips:Whenever possible grab the embed code. Then, you may integrate the OERcontent directly into your online course without having to link the studentselsewhere. Section 2 TIPSUtilize the OER Collections listed in the Resources tab. You may alsosearch for content using your search engine. For instance, Google willallow you to search for free and open content by toggling “Usage Rights.”Click here for more information on this subject. RESOURCES Section 3Other Considerations•Try to avoid OER “over-usage” and ask yourself what benefit a particular OERwill have for your students.•Decide how the OER will be used (as the basis for a conference discussion, for BY SUBJECT Section 4an assignment, etc.) and provide clear instructions to students for its use.•Consider how an OER will need to be adapted to meet the particulars of theclass learning objectives.•Before the start of each new semester be sure to check whether the URL is still TEXTBOOKS Section 5valid and whether the OER was updated since you last accessed it.
Section 1There are a number of portals into the world of INTROOERs…the best of such portals are as follows:Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT): http://www.merlot.org/merlot/ Section 2 TIPS Links to a number of great resources for both learning & teaching across a range of academic disciplines. Includes guides, videos, images, assignments, assessments, tutorials, etc.YouTube EDU: http://www.youtube.com/education access to a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to RESOURCES Section 3 inspirational speeches and everything in between.OER Common: http://www.oercommons.org/ Free to use, openly licensed resources from k-12 to college coursesKhan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/ BY SUBJECT Section 4 Started by an MIT alum to help teach his cousins via YouTube, it now serves 1800+ courses in mathematics, science, finance, and history.Connexions http://cnx.org/ an open environment for collaborative development, free sharing, and publishing scholarly content through non-linear modules. Anyone may view or contribute materials, adapt TEXTBOOKS Section 5 them, and contribute them back to the Content Commons which is free to use and reuse under Creative Commons "attribution" license. See even more on the next page!
Section 1 INTRO OER Resources, Continued NCCC subscribed resourcesAtomic Learning Atomic Learning houses hundreds of tutorials relating to computer Section 2 TIPS software and technology. Click on the following link to view a brief introduction to Atomic Learning and to learn how you can access this resource through ANGEL: Introduction to Atomic Learning RESOURCES Section 3McGraw Hill Campus Hundreds of e-textbooks and digital resources, including Powerpoint BY SUBJECT presentations, test banks, image libraries, assignments and other valuable Section 4 resources from some of the most trusted textbook publishers in the nation. Available through ANGEL. Click here for information on accessing and using this resource. TEXTBOOKS Section 5
Section 1 INTRO Open Courses MIT Open CourseWare Section 2 Watch the video TIPS OpenCourseWare, OpenCourseWare Consortium or OCW, is a term applied to course Notre Dame OpenCourseWare RESOURCES materials created Section 3 by universities and Open.Michigan shared freely with the world via the Tufts OpenCourseWare internet. BY SUBJECT Section 4 Open Yale Courses Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative TEXTBOOKS Section 5
Section 1 INTROBelow is a partial list of sites that offer subject-specific OERs:•AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) Section 2 TIPS•Berklee Shares (Music)•Chemistry Collective•DLESE (Digital Library for Earth System Education) RESOURCES Section 3•Harvard Open Collections Program (History)•HEAL (Health Education Assets Library)•iLumina (Science and Mathematics) BY SUBJECT•NEEDS (National Engineering Education Delivery System) Section 4•Questia (Humanities and Social Sciences) TEXTBOOKS Section 5
Section 1 “The cost of course textbooks has long been a source of financial anxiety for INTROcollege students. ….Students of two-year public colleges spend, on average,$850 a year on textbooks. The cost of the average college textbook increased186 percent between 1986 and 2004.”From the Report “Traditional Textbook Alternatives: Considering new solutionsto the affordability challenge “ by Shireen Deboo. Click here to read the full Section 2 TIPSreport. Searching for freeSources for free online textbooks: e-textbooks can be time-consuming. RESOURCES Section 3 The Global Text Project Check out these Flat World Knowledge resources that include thousands The Orange Grove (books and digital of textbooks that BY SUBJECT objects) are available online Section 4Search Google Books for free, electronic versions of books. YouMay be surprised by how many books are completely or partiallyavailable on this site. TEXTBOOKS Section 5
Section 1 Accessibility TipsOERs can be great resources for ADA compliant material. What to Section 2look for:• A stated Accessibility Policy (See Connexions, for example). Some sites, like MERLOT, allow you to search only for content that has Accessibility information available (see advanced Section 3 search options).• Podcasts that are transcribed Look for a link that provides a text transcription. Section 4• Videos that are closed captioned Look for the “closed captioning” symbol. Many sites, such as Atomic Learning allow you to search only for closed-captioned videos. Accessibility Section 5