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…

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

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  

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…

Fair Use Resources

Fair use allows faculty members to use sections of copyrighted works for educational purposes. For more information, see Section 107 of the Copyright Act  and check out these Fair Use Fundamentals. The Fair Use Checklist document is a good starting point before approaching library and other support staff to determine what texts can be used…

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…