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…

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…

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…

Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)

CALI is a non-profit consortium of law schools, law libraries, and related organizations. Schools and organizations within the consortium conduct applied research on computer-mediated legal education in order to develop tools to facilitate legal education and access to justice. There is an extensive list of free eBooks on various legal topics and lessons are available…

Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy offers course content for over 100 courses in various disciplines. Browse the course catalog to find lecture content, readings, and activities. Saylor’s curated materials come from various free and open online resources that are developed by expert educators. Most courses and resources focus on introductory and general education courses.  Visit Saylor Academy

Merlot II

MERLOT II (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) is an online database  of open educational resources from across the web. Search functionality allows educators to filter the resources by keyword, discipline, ISBN number, material type, and more. The MERLOT II platform contains everything from full text books, to references guides, full courses, case…

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  

OER Commons

OER Commons aggregates and organizes OER materials ranging from labs to textbooks to full courses by subject area, grade levels,  and type of material. The robust search and and filtering functionalities make it easy to find materials that might be of use in for courses in many disciplines. Visit OER Commons

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 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…

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…