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…

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

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…

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…

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…