This is an Abnormal Psychology course at a community college. The syllabus outlines how the course is broken down by modules and possible discussion questions that could be used each week as students work through the material.
This Study Guide has evolved from the Calculus 1 course, which the author taught in 2015-2019 at Middlesex Community College and MassBay Community College.
This is a unit I created for a section of my art history course. Our community college has a sizeable population of Cambodian immigrants with an interest in learning about their heritage. Most art history survey courses in the United States do not sufficiently expose students to the culture of Southeast Asia.
The fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry including the physical and chemical properties of matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, the gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, redox reactions, and chemical equilibria. The laboratory includes an experimental study of the chemical principles. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory.
An introductory course that focuses on sentence and paragraph structure, title development, and writing by method, including narration, description, process, compare/contrast, cause and effect, persuasion, and more. A solid overview of citations and sources, as well as thesis statements and conclusions, is also provided.
This is a Composition I course that can be modified for ALP use.All materials have been created by Dianne Traynor and uploaded by Joanna Gray.
This collection of resources covers the fundamentals of literature and encourages critical and thoughtful responses to a variety of writings, from short stories, poetry, and music to case studies and academic essays. There is a comprehensive guide to the basic building blocks of writing, with terms, discussion points, video examples, and pop-culture relevancy. A link to each writing is included, with works ranging from Sophocles to Bono.
This course incorporates original OER materials with readings from the novel The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien, a gripping and compassionate account of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in the Vietnam War and readings from the textbook Composition II from Lumen Learning. The course will challenge students in their reading and writing skills while providing them with a historical and cultural context to better understand war, peace, and the human condition.
This course will emphasize basic security concepts (authentication, confidentiality, accounting and integrity), apply these concepts to computer networks, and amplify the theory with hands-on aspects of configuring and using secure networks. Topics include: review of networking concepts, general security concepts, user authentication and authorization, encryption, network attacks (including hacking, viruses, worms and denial of service) and network protection. Defense tools including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and filters will be discussed in depth, as they relate to effective and safe e-commerce and other applications in the real world. Case studies along with projects will be assigned and performed.
This course is designed to familiarize students with basic computer architecture and operating systems and the relationships between hardware and operating systems will be explored. A student who successfully completes this course will also be able to gain strong foundation in the core fundamentals of digital technology. Basic concepts are reinforced by exercises, and hand-on applications. Students will also program and run simple macros in Linux shell. Employability skills, such as Problem solving, Teamwork, Communications and Critical Thinking are integrated into the course work.
4 hours’ lecture.
All course content created by Syeda Ferdous Arar Begum. Content added to OER Commons by Joanna Gray.
Igor Baryakhtar's Presentation at Virtual NEMATYC 2021 Conference, 4/08/2021.The technologies that support learning of introductory statistics are reviewed. Advantages and disadvantages of using Graphing calculator TI 83 / TI 84, StatCrunch (Pearson's web- based statistical software), Apple Numbers, Microsoft Excel, R language and software is discussed. Tablet implementation of Introductory Statistic Open Education Resources based course is described.
This is a list of resources to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at schools and college. This curation of resources was first developed for the "Closing the Achievement" gap Professional Day held at Middlesex Community College's all-college Professional Day held in spring 2014. This resource is being updated by member's of Middlesex Community College of Massachusetts "Leading for Change" group which is associated with the Leading for Change Higher Education Diversity Consortium which is " a voluntary collaboration of higher education institutions in Massachusetts and New England committed to identifying student and employee diversity best practices through uniform and transparent use of data, institutional benchmarks and reflective practice."
Dynamics of Interpersonal Relations I, is an exploration of the small-group process through participation, interpretation and study. Major focus is on the class itself as an interacting group providing for personal, interpersonal, and intellectual challenge.The modules are designed for undergraduate students to become familiar with group dynamics. This resource has a syllabus, OpenStax text chapters, TedTalks and group activities.
This is a suggested course syllabus for a 100-level introductory ethics course. I have focused primarily on primary source readings when possible, and using secondary or summary readings to supplement students' understanding of the primary sources. The only exception to this general rule, however, is the readings for Immanuel Kant, as his writings are far more dense and technical, and can be very difficult for the average undergraduate to parse through. For this reason I have included only secondary and summary readings for Kant's ethics. The suggested syllabus is formatted on the assumption that the readings are primarily a springboard for class discussion, and for each week's selections I have included suggested discussion starters which correlate to that week's readings. As I continue to build on and modify this resource I plan to attach some of my Google Slides for each section, as well as editable Mid Term and Final materials, so feel free to contact me about those or simply check back.
The open resources that I drew from each have additional selections which I chose not include but may be of interest to others, particularly "Introduction to Ethics" from Lumen Learning which contains various chapters exploring specific ethical dilemmas. So I encourage anyone who finds my course helpful to explore these other resources to see what else you may want to include for your students. Below are the various open sources I relied on to create this course.
Lumen Learning, "Introduction to Ethics," CC Licensed Content, Original, License: CC BY: Attribution.
Dimmock, Mark, and Andrew Fisher. Ethics for A-Level. 1st ed., Open Book Publishers, 2017. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1wc7r6j.
Jeff McLaughlin, "The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy," CC Licensed Content, License: CC BY: Attribution.
https://www.earlymoderntexts.com, operated Jonathan Bennett.
This resource is used in an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for developmental writing students. At Middlesex Community College, ALP is a co-requisite model which allows students to take English Composition I (ENG 101) and a developmental writing course entitled Writing Skills Seminar (ENG 099) in the same semester. Previously, developmental writing students needed to take the semester-long Basic Writing before continuing on to ENG 101. The Basic Writing course is not longer offered since ALP gives developmental writing students the extra support while offering college credit in one semester.
This resource includes a syllabus for ENG 099 and one for ENG 101. It also includes a few assignments (long and short) used in the course.
Ethical Hacking is a course in our IT Cyber Security Program created by Syeda Ferdous Ara Begum.
This course teaches students how to properly secure a network by introducing them to various methodologies and techniques of attacking and disabling a network. Students will receive a hands-on practical approach in penetration testing measures and ethical hacking.
Coursework is supplemented by hands-on exercises of attacking and disabling a network, and the use of appropriate tools for defense and countermeasures, with emphasis on teaching students to use what they learn ethically and legally. Students will be required to sign the White Hat Oath.
All course content created by Syeda Ferdous Ara Begum. Content added to OER Commons by Jordana Shaw.
Open Author Editor gives an opportunity to write beautiful equations and symbols easily in your document.This posting contains several examples of how to enter formulas with TeX/LaTeX commands in the Open Author Editor.
Provides a framework for understanding the impact of media on society and the individual. The history, organization, economics, theories, and social significance of communication media are surveyed. Special emphasis will be given toward the evolving media environment, how to evaluate media messages, and how to become a better consumer of the media.
This course introduces students to the scientific study of the mind and behavior and to the applications of psychological theory to life. Topics include: research methods; biopsychology; lifespan development; memory; learning; social psychology; personality; and psychological health and disorders. This course will establish a foundation for subsequent study in psychology. Resources include: Video, Articles, and Class Activities.
Presentation slides at the 2021 Northeast OER Summit
The goals of this course are to give students a greater knowledge and understanding of mathematics and to help students develop new skills and concepts and enhance their problem-solving ability, all of which are necessary for the study of a science and engineering oriented calculus. MAT 196 is also designed to help students further develop and extend their critical thinking skills in a contextualized environment. You will achieve this goal by applying strategies presented by the instructor which are designed to help you interpret, analyze, evaluate, infer, and synthesize concepts studied in preparation for Calculus.
This course presents the practice of basic communication skills required for effective composition and delivery in public speaking settings. This course further explores oral communication at the individual, interpersonal, and group level.
A general statistics course, which includes understanding data, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, binomial distributions, normal distributions, correlation and regression, probability and sampling distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, estimates of population parameters and hypothesis testing. Interpretation and data analysis are emphasized.
In this publication we describe the Project completed as part of a standard Statistics course at Middlesex Community College, Beford-Lowell, MA.
ENGL 140 online OER course. Many texts in this class are available as OER: The Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis, the Book of Job, Analects by Confucius, Ancient Egyptian Love Poetry, the Daodejing by Lao-tzu,
This course develops language skills needed to communicate effectively in college study, in the professions,and in the business world. The course includes sentence formation, applied grammar, spelling, mechanics,and paragraph development. All course content created by Katie Slezas Content added to OER Commons by Joanna Gray