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Getting an Education
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This video segment, adapted from NOVA, chronicles the education of leading chemist Percy Julian. Although Julian began his elementary school years in the Deep South under Jim Crow laws, he became one of the few African Americans of his time to earn a Ph.D.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/12/2007
Healing Earth: Energy
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Meeting the energy needs of human beings depends on a thorough understanding of the science of energy. Acting to meeting those needs in an environmentally and socially responsible way depends on ethical analysis and spiritual reflection. As with every topic in Healing Earth, today's energy challenges must be approached from the standpoint of an integral ecology--a standpoint that integrates science, ethics, spirituality, and action.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Date Added:
01/26/2016
Healing Earth: Natural Resources
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All life depends on Earth's natural resources. In a tragic paradox, human beings are extracting needed, non-renewable resources at a rate that will exhaust the supply for future generations. It is imprudent to place all hope in a technological solution to this paradox. A change in human behavior will have to accompany any realistic attempt to preserve and protect Earth's precious natural resources.

Meeting this challenge must begin with a thorough understanding of the science behind natural resources. Similarly, any proposed actions will require careful ethical analysis and spiritual reflection. As with every topic in Healing Earth, natural resources must be approached from the standpoint of an integral ecology--a standpoint that integrates science, ethics, spirituality, and action.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Date Added:
01/26/2016
Healing Earth: Water
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This chapter of the Healing Earth e-textbook outlines the water's physical structure and characteristics, describes the hydrologic cycle and shows the sources and uses of water. The chapter utilizes the Ignatian pedagogy to further a reader's understanding of water in terms of ethics, spirituality, and action. It includes a case study of the River Ganges.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Date Added:
10/07/2015
Immunology Lecture Series
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This 4-lecture series covers the basics of the immune system, how T cells work, how MHC proteins affect our susceptibility to autoimmune diseases, and the relationship between the immune system and infectious diseases.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Author:
John W. Kappler, Ph.D.
Philippa Marrack, Ph.D.
Date Added:
04/24/2012
Scientific Processes
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In this interactive activity adapted from NOVA, expand your understanding of the scientific process. Watch two videos featuring animations and interviews with scientists, and notice how the processes unfold and vary from one investigation to the other.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Teachers' Domain
Author:
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
08/01/2007
WHCL Open Educational Resources
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Toolkits and eReader Tutorial
Of special importance is this video tutorial for students on how to study from OER materials: Reading on Electronic Devices: A Tutorial (Bonilla 2016).
There are three toolkits: toolkit 1offers relevant materials and resources on:
What is OER? What is an open textbook?
A Bibliography of case studies, user stories, and peer-reviewed articles on adopting OER textbooks and materials
A list of resources for finding OER textbooks and materials
Recommendations on how to advocate for OER adoption to particular audiences (faculty, deans, presidents, and other stakeholders)
Toolkit 2:offers relevant materials and resources on:
Crafting faculty development workshops
Demonstrating faculty use of OER textbooks
Tutorials on finding OER materials once faculty have been identified
Tutorials on student use of OER textbooks
Information on ADA compliance
How to peer review OER materials
Identifying best practices to facilitate OER textbook adoption, implementation, and use
Creating a sustainable OER adoption plan
Toolkit 3: offers relevant materials and resources on:
Offers videos of user stories by faculty who have adopted, implemented, and used OER textbooks
This toolkit also contains ADA compliance reviews of all textbooks that have been reviewed on COOL4Ed

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
British Columbia Open Textbook Project
I Elaine Allen Jeff Seaman
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This page is an adaption of Lansing Community College (LCC) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Regina Gong is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Date Added:
02/21/2019