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…

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,…

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…

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  

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…