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

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…

Teaching Commons

This aggregate site compiles and organizes by subject open access materials from higher ed institutional repositories. Curated by librarians and their institutions, the Teaching Commons includes open access textbooks, course materials, lesson plans, multimedia, and more. Visit Teaching Commons

Smarthistory

Smarthistory is a Webby Award-winning OER textbook created by two professors who wanted to bring the artifacts of museums to students who couldn’t easily access them. Described as “a leading resource for the study of art and cultural heritage,” Smarthistory provides a comprehensive collection of videos, images, and essays organized around themes and approaches relevant to…

Open Stax

Developed as an open source educational technology initiative at Rice University, OpenStax provides free, peer-reviewed textbooks that cover topics for many of the nation’s highest enrolled introductory college courses.The platform’s first openly licensed college textbook was published in 2012, and the library offerings have since expanded to include to more than 20 books for college…

Open Culture

 Open Culture is an extensive repository of open “cultural & educational media on the web”. Resources available on Open Culture include: 1,250 Free Online Courses 1000+ MOOCs 1,150 Free Movies 700 Free Audio Books 800 Free eBooks 200 Free Textbooks 300 Free Language Lessons 150 Free Business Courses Free Courses Astronomy Biology Business Chemistry Classics/Ancient…

The Global Text Project

The Global Text Project provides digital textbooks free of charge to students and faculty. The open textbooks cover a wide variety of mostly introductory-level subjects in disciplines such as business, computer science, education, health studies, physical sciences, and social sciences. Created by the University of Georgia, many of the textbooks are written and edited by faculty…

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…