College Open Textbooks

The College Open Textbooks is a collaborative of 29 educational organizations and 200 affiliated colleges in California. The project is focused on promoting awareness and adoption of open textbooks. The College Open Textbooks Collaborative has peer-reviewed more than 100 open textbooks for use in community college courses throughout California and beyond. Open textbooks are freely…

Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service (much like Netflix) with films that range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, to must-see classics and blockbuster movies. The bulk of the moives offered are documentaries or other educationl films that would be good for use in a variety of courses. Kanopy is free if you institution or…

Active Learning Strategies

The Active Learning Strategies website presents background information on Active Learning and details various strategies to incorporate active learning into your classroom. Strategies are divided into categories depending on how they can might be employed in your classroom. Visit Active Learning Strategies

MIT OpenCourseware

MIT OpenCourseware is an online repository with course materials for over 2340 courses developed for MIT’s online learning outlets. MIT OCW is widely used by educators and students both for developing/assembling course content and finding additional course materials to supplement learning. Courses are listed by topic, instructional approach, and materials. The OCW Educator helps users…

OpenCourse Library

OpenCourse Library is a “collection of shareable course materials, including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments designed by teams of college faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and other experts.” The OpenCourse Library Google Drive (divided into Phase 1 and Phase 2 courses) hosts course materials for over 20 courses that can be used in their entirety or…

Merlot II

MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online database  of open educational resources from across the web. Search functionality allows educators to filter the resources by keyword, discipline, ISBN number, material type, and more. The MERLOT II platform contains everything from full text books, to references guides, full courses, case…

Best Video Resources

This Baruch CTL-developed resource explains how and why you would use Vocat, a video annotation tool, in your course. The site provides an extensive catalog of videos sorted by topic, from advertising and the Civil Rights movement to feminism and New York, that could be useful in a range of courses. Writing teachers will want…

CUNY Academic Works

This Open Educational Resources series collects research and instructional materials — from articles to original textbooks and syllabi — by the faculty of the City University of New York. Users can search by institution, author, or discipline. (Users can search across 913 disciplines!) For instance, Queensborough Community College has developed a number of math OERs…

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive hosts a massive repository of digital media with the mission to “provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.” It began as a project to archive the Internet itself through the Wayback Machine, which now provides access to 20+ years of web history. Users and volunteers at the Internet Archive are ” building a…

Omeka

Omeka is a free, open-source publishing platform that displays library and museum collections, archives, and scholarly collections or exhibitions. Omeka provides a platform where scholars, students, library and museum staff and  digital collection systems can some together to build and share resources. Andrew Torget’s Video “Omeka in the Classroom” gives a very concrete example. We…

Teaching with Wikipedia Guides

Many students (and professors!) begin researching an unfamiliar topic by reading about it on Wikipedia. But how does Wikipedia actually work? Who can edit Wikipedia? And how does an editor craft language to be added in an entry? WikiEdu Guides help faculty create  assignments that use Wikipedia to engage students in knowledge production and develop…