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.
In this video segment, the ZOOM cast demonstrates how to use cabbage juice to find out if a solution is an acid or a base.
- Material Type:
- PBS LearningMedia
- Provider Set:
- PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
- National Science Foundation
- WGBH Educational Foundation
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Learn about how organisms adapt to their habitats. This video is part of The Virtual School's "Adapting and Living Together" chapter within our Ecology and Environment topic.
An introduction to the chapter "Adapting and Living Together" within the Ecology and Environment topic of the virtual school GCSE Biology.
VCCS's "Pathways" Course provides faculty with an introduction to the laws that influence the use, re-use, and distribution of content they may want to use in a course. Activities include finding openly licensed content for use in a class and publishing openly licensed works created by faculty. At the end of the course, students will have openly licensed content that will be ready for use in a course.
As faculty, you assess textbooks against a set of criteria that reflects your long experience and knowledge of student needs. You do the same with Open Textbooks, but there are a few additional considerations.
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.
- Career and Technical Education
- Material Type:
- Athabasca University
- Provider Set:
- The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning
- Donna Gaudet
- Jared Robinson
- John Levi Hilton III
- Phil Clark
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This presentation was prepared for the Council of Australian University Librarians OER Collective Community. The Community comprises mostly library staff who are supporting the production of open texts at thier institutions, many of whom are new to OER and open textbooks. The aim was to provide a foundation for advocacy for the adoption, adaptation, and authoring of open textbooks locally. Therefore, it establishes a shared definition and purpose of advocacy, especially as it relates to openness, and then provides six practical strategies for advocates that could be adapted and implemented for local contexts.
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.
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.
Christopher Hammond, Professor of Mathematics at Connecticut College, published The Art of Analysis, an introductory textbook in real analysis. This resource is freely available for anyone to use, either individually or in a classroom setting.
The primary innovation of this text is a new perspective on teaching the theory of integration. Most introductory analysis courses focus initially on the Riemann integral, with other definitions discussed later (if at all). The paradigm being proposed is that the Riemann integral and the “generalized Riemann integral” should be considered simultaneously, not separately – in the same manner as uniform continuity and continuity. Riemann integrability is simply a special case of integrability, with particular properties that are worth noting. This point of view has implications for the treatment of other topics, particularly continuity and differentiability.
"Becoming an Expert: Learn how to Adopt & Adapt Interpersonal Speaking Activities for Your World Language Classroom"
Facilitated by Pathways Project Co-Directors, Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye, with additional help from Cyndi Cook, Shannon Smith, and Sharon Westbrook.
On August 5, 2022, the Pathways Project facilitated a one-day virtual professional development workshop for world language teachers in the state of Idaho and across the globe.
In this recording, we invite you participate in this hands-on workshop, where you’ll get to practice locating, editing, and creating Open Educational Resources in the Pathways Project. These activities integrate authentic resources and support performance based teaching in interpretive and interpersonal communication.
- Introduction: 0:00
- Part One: An Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) 18:01
- Part Two: The Pathways Project: Finding Interpersonal Speaking Activities 40:27
- Part Three: Customizing Your Activity: How to Adapt Activities for Your Classroom 1:09:00
- Part Four: The Digital Humanities and Authentic Resources 1:36:26
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The Pathways Project is grateful to provide this professional development opportunity thanks to a recently awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Advancement Grant.
About the National Endowment for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: http://www.neh.gov
This video was made possible by a grant from Achieving the Dream. Through this grant Bay College will create degree pathways using Open Educational Resources. Open Educational Resources are resources licensed with a Creative Commons license type.
As Conewago Valley School District advances its open educational resource (OER) adoption and implementation plan, Leveraging its teaching and learning network and digital library, OER Commons (oercommons.org) launched in 2007.
This is the first of three custom module trainings that will provide participants with an introduction to OER practice and the value add, highlighting successful state and district use cases. Followed by a demonstration and discussion of how to navigate OER Commons and create collaborative workflows to identify resources, assess their quality using rubrics, and organize materials for use. Participants will get an opportunity to practice using OER tools and begin to design their plans for OER implementation, specific to their immediate OER needs. An important outcome for educators will be a shared understanding of OER practice and specific next steps for OER adoption in their work.
We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.
Christine Geith's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, she writes about how OER may be shaping the future of a new type of university.
Cole Camplese's contribution to the OSS and OER in Education Series. In this post, he looks at how the Web is finally starting to fulfill its promise as a platform to support and extend conversations.
This collection begins with an overview of collaborative learning and OERs and is followed by modules taking a deeper dive in the specific areas around the topic.
Conditioning affects an animal's behaviour. Learn about classical and operant conditioning in this GCSE / K12 Ecology video from the Virtual School.
This module will provide participants with an introduction to OER discovery. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.