Introduction to Theatre Arts

Developed by Debra Caplan, Theatre & Fine Arts, Baruch College, CUNY This syllabus is for Professor Kaplan’s Pathways (general education) class Introduction to Theatre Arts. Enrollment for this section is typically 100-110 students, primarily first-semester freshmen and primarily non-majors. Planning this course was Professor Kaplan’s first experience developing a course that uses only OER materials….

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…

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…

LibriVox Audiobook Collection

Volunteers from all over the world  have read and recorded various texts from poetry, to short stories, whole books, and even dramatic works, in many different languages, and released these recordings into the public domain. They can be found here for use in courses or just for fun listening. Visit the  LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection (part…

Omeka

Omeka is a free, open-source publishing platform that displays library and museum collections, archives, and scholarly collections or exhibitions. Omeka provides a platform where scholars, students, library and museum staff and  digital collection systems can some together to build and share resources. Andrew Torget’s Video “Omeka in the Classroom” gives a very concrete example. We…

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…