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ACC Learn OER
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Austin Community College (ACC) Learn OER includes a series of self-paced online learning modules. The first nine modules will serve as an introduction to open educational resources (OER) and as an opportunity for further exploration and discovery of open education practices. The tenth module serves as a final assessment of your learning. Throughout the modules there are opportunities for you to test your knowledge and further explore a concept. The modules allow you to learn at your own pace. While you can follow the modules in any order, it is recommended that you start with Module 1 and progress through in order.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Module
Provider:
Austin Community College
Author:
Carrrie Gits
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
01/10/2020
Ace Maths: Solutions Unit 2 - Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities.

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Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
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OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Ace Maths Unit 2: Developing Understanding in Mathematics
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The solutions unit consists of the following: General points for discussion relating to the teaching of the mathematical content in the activities. Step-by-step mathematical solutions to the activities. Annotations to the solutions to assist teachers in their understanding the maths as well as teaching issues relating to the mathematical content represented in the activities. Suggestions of links to alternative activities for the teaching of the mathematical content represented in the activities

Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
South African Institute for Distance Education
Date Added:
02/27/2012
Adoption Guide – 2nd Edition
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The second edition is an updated and expanded version of the original adoption guide. The first sections address three distinct groups involved in open textbook adoption: instructors, post-secondary institutions, and students. The second--most comprehensive--section focuses on the operational aspects of adoption: surveying instructors about, tracking usage of, and reporting out about open textbooks (and other OER). The last "Learn More" part provides additional adoption information.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Lauri M. Aesoph
Date Added:
09/26/2019
The Adoption of Open Educational Resources by One Community College Math Department
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The high cost of textbooks is of concern not only to college students but also to society as a whole. Open textbooks promise the same educational benefits as traditional textbooks; however, their efficacy remains largely untested. We report on one community college’s adoption of a collection of open resources across five different mathematics classes. During the 2012 fall semester, 2,043 students in five different courses used these open access resources. We present a comparison between the previous two years in terms of the number of students who withdrew from the courses and the number that completed the courses with a C grade or better. Our analysis suggests that while there was likely no change in these educational outcomes, students who have access to open access materials collectively saved a significant amount of money. Students and faculty were surveyed as to their perceptions of these materials and the results were generally favorable.

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Career and Technical Education
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Reading
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Athabasca University
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The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
Author:
Donna Gaudet
Jared Robinson
John Levi Hilton III
Phil Clark
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Alignment Matrices
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Alignment matrices are designed to ensure the integrity of your instruction and to provide artifacts for the assessment of student learning. In the matrix attached, you will find columns for student outcomes, state standards, national standards, program standards and artifacts from assignments ensuring these areas have been satisfied. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Katie Olson
Amee Godwin - On Doing OER
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Amee Godwin's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, she writes about OER as an active collaborative process aimed at enhancing teaching and learning.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
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Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Anaerobic infections
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3-part lecture series given at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology about infections with Gram-negative obligate anaerobes

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Carly Engleberg
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Andy Lane - Systems for Supportive Open Teaching
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Andy Lane's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he describes Open Learning and Open Educational Resources activities and projects at The UK Open University. He asks some critical questions about what it means to talk about Open Teaching (whether using OERs or not) and how might that teaching be organized so that it is supportive of informal and/or formal learning.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Ken Udas
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Authoring Open Textbooks
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This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Textbook Network
Author:
Anita R. Walz
Caitie Finlayson
Cody Taylor
Deb Quentel
Dianna Fisher
Karen Bjork
Karen Lauritsen
Linda Frederiksen
Melissa Falldin
Ralph Morelli
Shane Nackerud
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Automated Blood Counts
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A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Ohene Opare-Sem
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Autonomic Effect After Muscarinic Hyper-Activity
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This experiment demonstrates the effect of muscarinic agonists and its parasympathetic effects such as lacrimation (shedding of red tears), salivation, defaecation, urination pilo-erection, rhinorrhea, sweating and labored breathing.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Anne Acquaah
Benjamin Prempeh
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
BC Open Textbooks – Open Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network
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Sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about baking this into the regular daily operations of an institution.” This segment tells a story of a highly successful Open Textbook project in British Columbia, Canada and how the project sustained momentum and funding. Stacey and Burgess, former and current Directors of Open Education at BCcampus first discuss the history of the Open Texbook Project and illustrate the key elements that influenced the initiative’s early success. One of the key elements they identify is their continuous data collection effort around student access and student affordability. They also discuss the recent growth in the adoption of OER and report that there have been 103 open textbooks in the BC collection. In discussing sustainability and capacity building across the system, they point out that sustainability is not so much about ongoing grant funding but about integrating this into the regular daily ...

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Date Added:
05/17/2017
A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Its purpose is to provide readers with a quick and user-friendly introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) and some of the key issues to think about when exploring how to use OER most effectively. The second section is a more comprehensive analysis of these issues, presented in the form of a traditional research paper. For those who have a deeper interest in OER, this section will assist with making the case for OER more substantively. The third section is a set of appendices, containing more detailed information about specific areas of relevance to OER. These are aimed at people who are looking for substantive information regarding a specific area of interest. Originally published 2011; Revised 2015.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Commonwealth of Learning
Author:
Butcher Neil
Hoosen Sarah
Moore Andrew
Moore Derek
Date Added:
01/13/2020
Biology Courses Open Education Project
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This Biology Courses website is a nationally funded project that is part of the UK Open Educational Resource Programme (Phase 3, 2011 – 2012) run by the JISC / HEA. Our project is called HALS OER – Health and Life Science Open Educational Resources and everything you see here is shared around the globe, openly and freely available to use.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Dr Vivien Rolfe
Date Added:
11/13/2012