Digital Traces: Memory in an Online World

Developed by Jessica Wagner Webster, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Baruch College, CUNY As part of her course, Library 3010- Digital Traces: Memory in an Online World, Professor Wagner essentially needed to use Zero Textbook Cost sources because no single textbook would cover the breadth of content she wanted to discuss. The oer & Course Artifact Since…

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

OERs at Brooklyn College

Open Educational Resources Research Guide: OERs at Brooklyn introduces users to OER content and creation. This site, maintained by the Brooklyn College Library, includes lists of several OERs at Brooklyn across a variety of disciplines. Visit OERs at Brooklyn

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…

LibriVox Audiobook Collection

Volunteers from all over the world  have read and recorded various texts from poetry, to short stories, whole books, and even dramatic works, in many different languages, and released these recordings into the public domain. They can be found here for use in courses or just for fun listening. Visit the  LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection (part…

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…

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…