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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Words Without Borders Campus

Words Without Border Campus is the educational sister site to Words Without Borders, the online magazine for international literature. The Campus site, geared primarily toward high school and college classrooms, draws from Words Without Borders’ rich archive of literature-in-translation and organizes it into national and thematic units, customizable to a range of courses and interests….

Art History Teaching Resources

Art History Teaching Resources is a peer-curated and populated site where instructors share lesson plans and resourcesrelated to art history. You will find a rich array of detailed syllabi, assignments, exams, image clusters, and video tours of important museum collections–a useful accessibility tool if students do not have first hand access to the art. This…

Open Library

Open Library is an extensive catalog of published books. The goal of Open Library is to “list every book — whether in-print or out-of-print, available at a bookstore or a library, scanned or typed in as text.” The catalog contains over 20 million recorded books and the platform provides access to ~1.7 million scanned versions of books. If…

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides access to over 55,000 freely downloadable ebooks. The goal is to “encourage the creation and distribution of digital books, commonly known as eBooks, providing copyright free books for download via their website.” Check out the history and statistics of the project on the Project Gutenberg Blog. Visit Project Gutenberg Image source: Internet Archive