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…

Media Analysis and Criticism: Homework Activities

Developed by Rianne Subijanto, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY Professor Subijanto found it easiest to incorporate OER into classroom activities. Even before she was aware of OER, she had been using publicly available sources online during class. As a media historian, she was excited to have access to OER  archival sources. Instead of…

Media Analysis and Criticism: Readings

Developed by Rianne Subijanto, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY Professor Subijanto uses documentary films as important pedagogical materials, integrating them in most of her media classes including COM 3060: Media Analysis and Criticism. Teaching with OER Professor Subijanto was having trouble finding texts that contained recent developments in the Communications field and up-to-date…

Media Analysis and Criticism: Documentary Films

Developed by Rianne Subijanto, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY Professor Subijanto uses documentary films as important pedagogical materials, integrating them in most of her media classes including COM 3060: Media Analysis and Criticism. Teaching with oer Professor Subijanto tried out several movie-streaming platforms and found that some platforms were more open and accessible…

International Communication: Syllabus

Developed by Allison Hahn, Department of Communication Studies, Baruch College, CUNY In Professor Hahn’s summer session of International Communication (COM 3076) , she asked students to use the online platform “Global Voices” in two ways – as a frequently used source for weekly reading assignments and as a required resource for the research project. (Link)…

Fundamentals of Ecology: Full Course

| Developed by Stephen Gosnell, Natural Sciences, Baruch College, CUNY | The Fundamentals of Ecology combined course at Baruch consists of independent lecture and lab courses.  While most students take both to fulfill two City University of New York (CUNY) general education requirements, some do not, and thus the courses must be relatively independent. The oer…

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…

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…

Equality Archive

Equality Archive is a multimedia open educational resource that documenta the history of sex and gender equality in the United States. Drawing on the Equal Rights Amendment (and its lack of success in Congress) as source of inspiration, Equality Archive contains multimodal (text/image/video) entries about feminist histories, people, and issues. You can search these issues,…