Shakespeare Documented

| Developed by Allison Deutermann, Baruch College, CUNY | Professor Deutermann uses a lot of open sources in her classes, but always as something she brings in to the classroom and share with students rather than as something students are asked to dig through themselves. She share images from the First Folio and the early…

Annotating Literary Texts

| Developed by Gabriel Alkon, Baruch College, CUNY | In this project, students would use open-source software to make collaborative annotations of online texts.  This assignment would fit in an English 2850 syllabus relying on non-copyrighted materials rather than the Norton Anthology.  For each literary text, I ask general questions designed to help students find…

Teaching the Tristan Legend with Film

| Developed by Tom Ribitzky, The Graduate Center and Baruch College, CUNY |  This assignment was designed as part of a course on the Great Works of Literature at Baruch College.  This lesson appears toward the end of the course unit on the Tristan legend. Students would already have read all the assigned excerpts from…

Endnotes to “Murphy” by Samuel Beckett

Developed by Elizabeth Mannion, Baruch College, CUNY, & Nicholas Johnson, Trinity College Dublin The Endnotes to Murphy project was undertaken in 2012 as a tool to help undergraduate students navigate the novel. In Professor Mannion’s first class discussion of Murphy the prior semester, it appeared that students had read it with limited comprehension. The students…

Curating the Avant-Garde : Media and Aesthetic Movements

Developed by Chelsea Largent, English, Baruch College, CUNY At the end of her Great Works of Literature  class, having  read through many movements in world literature,  this particular OER assignment gives students highly accessible online models of manifestos, including influential media that provided the platform for many different artistic movements in the 19th and 20th…

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…

Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning is a learning management system (LMS) specifically designed for OER courses.  The platform offers a course catalog that hosts content for courses across several disciplines and even contains some fully designed courses complete with assessments and evaluations. course content and a few fully designed courses. For a fee, the Lumen platform also offers courseware…

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

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…