Media Analysis and Criticism: Documentary Films

Developed by Rianne Subijanto, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY Professor Subijanto uses documentary films as important pedagogical materials, integrating them in most of her media classes including COM 3060: Media Analysis and Criticism. Teaching with oer Professor Subijanto tried out several movie-streaming platforms and found that some platforms were more open and accessible…

International Communication: Syllabus

Developed by Allison Hahn, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY In Professor Hahn’s summer session of International Communication (COM 3076) , she asked students to use the online platform “Global Voices” in two ways – as a frequently used source for weekly reading assignments and as a required resource for the research project. (Link)…

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…

Open Textbook Library

The Open Textbook Library provides access to free, openly-licensed textbooks that have been reviewed by faculty from various colleges and universities to assess their quality. The textbooks offered on the site are used at multiple higher education institutions throughout the country and many affiliated with an institution or professional organization. All textbooks can be adapted…

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

Equality Archive

Equality Archive is a multimedia open educational resource that documenta the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. Drawing on the Equal Rights Amendment (and its lack of success in Congress) as source of inspiration, Equality Archive contains multimodal (text/image/video) entries about feminist histories, people, and issues. You can search these issues,…

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…

Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy offers course content for over 100 courses in various disciplines. Browse the course catalog to find lecture content, readings, and activities. Saylor’s curated materials come from various free and open online resources that are developed by expert educators. Most courses and resources focus on introductory and general education courses.  Visit Saylor Academy

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…

Writing Commons

Writing Commons offers a repository of webtexts for college-level courses across the disciplines that require writing and research. Resources include materials on information literacy, ethical citation practices, style and usage, genre and audience, new media, and research and writing processes and methods. Visit Writing Commons