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Anthropology Mini Lectures: A collective resource for online teaching in the time of COVID19

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This is a collection of mini lectures created by anthropologists and those in conversation with anthropology as supplimental material to assist college and university instructors who were made to shift their courses online because of COVID19.For more information, see here.To contribute, please create an OER author account and send your name and OER registered email to AnthropologyTeaching@gmail.com.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Zoe Wool, Brett Hill, Lauren Visconti, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, Laura Ogden, Jonathan Padwe, Sabra Thorner, Flosha Diliena Liyana Saran Arachchige Don, Heikki Wilenius, Jonathan Wald, Noah Theriault, Rosalyn Bold, Andrew Flachs, Emily Yates-Doerr, Rebecca Lester, Katrina Thompson, Emily Hammerl, Rose Wellman, Devin Proctor, Daniel Souleles, Kim de Rijke, Maira Hayat, Kate Fischer, Laura Story Johnson, Chloe Ahmann, Paige West

Learning Framework: Effective Strategies for College Success

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This free digital textbook serves as a companion to EDUC 1300/1200/1100 Learning Framework: Effective Strategies for College Success at Austin Community College. This book is an accessible and relevant way to explore the research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation as well as factors that impact learning, and the presentation of specific learning strategies. This Open Educational Resource was remixed from a previous version found at https://courses.lumenlearning.com/austincc-learningframeworks/ by Heather Syrett and Laura Lucas.Senior Contributing Author and EditorHeather Syrett, Associate Professor and Assistant Department ChairStudent Development and General StudiesAustin Community CollegeContributing AuthorsEdgar Granillo, Professor and Assistant Department ChairStudent Development and General StudiesAustin Community College Laura Lucas, Adjunct ProfessorStudent Development and General StudiesAustin Community College Tobin Quereau, Adjunct ProfessorStudent Development and General StudiesAustin Community College

Material Type: Full Course

College Success

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OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty. Based on OpenStax’s open (CC-BY) license and its wide array of formats, faculty may remix and reuse these elements according to their approach. OpenStax textbooks are always free online, as a PDF, and through our mobile app, OpenStax + SE. Robust instructor ancillaries will include lecture slides, an instructor resource manual, a test bank, and other resources.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Amy Baldwin

University 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed

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University 101: Study Strategize Succeed helps you to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, you are investing in the skills that will support you in all of your classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning. By taking some time to learn proven study strategies, you will be able to reach your learning goals, and avoid the pitfalls that can take you off-track.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres

American Government

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 American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.Senior Contributing AuthorsGlen Krutz (Content Lead), University of OklahomaSylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Material Type: Full Course

Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State

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Washington requires the inclusion of tribal sovereignty curriculum in all schools. The Since Time Immemorial instructional materials have been endorsed by all 29 federally recognized tribes in Washington. This curriculum uses an inquiry, place-based, integrated approach and has comprehensive materials for grades K-12.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson, Module, Unit of Study

Author: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Pubic Instruction

Assessing Visual Materials for Diversity & Inclusivity

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This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).

Material Type: Assessment, Reading, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Kimberly Grotewold

Teachers as Content & Knowledge Creators: Understanding Creative Commons, OER, and Visual Literacy to Empower Diverse Voices

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This module was created in response to an observed need by BranchED and the module authors for efforts to increase the recognition, adaptation, and use of open educational resources (OER) among pre- and in-service teachers and the faculty who work in educator preparation programs. The module's purpose is to position teacher educators, teacher candidates and in-service teachers as empowered content creators. By explicitly teaching educators about content that has been licensed for re-use and informing them about their range of options for making their own works available to others, they will gain agency and can make inclusive and equity-minded decisions about curriculum content. The module provides instructional materials, resources, and activities about copyright, fair use, public domain, OER, and visual literacy to provide users with a framework for selecting, modifying, and developing curriculum materials.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Kimberly Grotewold, LisaL Kulka, Tasha Martinez, Karen Kohler

UH OER Training

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A three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: William Meinke

The OER Starter Kit – Simple Book Publishing

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“This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.” While some of the content included in the handbook is Iowa State University-specific, these examples are few and I have tried to make the text as generalizable as possible. I welcome any comments for potential edits and additions to the text and will add an errata/tracking changes page to the front matter in the future. I especially welcome comments on my Diversity and Inclusion chapter, since I am not the most well-versed on that topic. If you would like to adapt the text for use at your institution, please let me know so I can add links to your adaptations in the future. If you are interested in working with me on a second edition in the future, feel free to reach out! I’d love to make a more advanced version with additional sections for OER program managers and librarians. The OER Starter Kit was originally adapted from the ABOER Starter Kit, but blossomed into a much larger project over the past few months. It includes content from Billy Meinke’s excellent UH OER Training manual, SUNY’s wonderful OER Community Courses, and others, all of which can be found on the kit’s Attribution page and on the footnotes of their corresponding chapters.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Abbey Elder

Permissions Guide For Educators

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This guide provides a primer on copyright and use permissions. It is intended to support teachers, librarians, curriculum experts and others in identifying the terms of use for digital resources, so that the resources may be appropriately (and legally) used as part of lessons and instruction. The guide also helps educators and curriculum experts in approaching the task of securing permission to use copyrighted materials in their classrooms, collections, libraries or elsewhere in new ways and with fewer restrictions than fair use potentially offers. The guide was created as part of ISKME's Primary Source Project, and is the result of collaboration with copyright holders, intellectual property experts, and educators.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Admin

The Role of School Librarians in OER Curation: A Framework to Guide Practice

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This document is an evidence-based guide that outlines the practical and policy supports needed to enable K-12 school librarians to take on leadership roles around OER, and to support OER curation efforts by librarians and all educators. This guide is based on a study led by ISKME (iskme.org) in collaboration with Florida State University's School of Information. The study is titled “Exploring OER Curation and the Role of School Librarians". ISKME designs guides and toolkits that help educators navigate and implement new teaching and learning practices. Grounded in research, our evidence-based guides and toolkits help articulate what actually works in real education settings—and are tailored to the unique professional learning needs of our clients and their stakeholders. The study was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov), under grant number LG-86-17-0035-17. The findings and recommendations expressed in this document do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Material Type: Case Study, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: ISKME

Ontario College Libraries’ OER Toolkit

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The OER Toolkit aims to improve equitable access to open learning resources and services to college students by providing a province-wide academic support platform for faculty to use while designing courses and assignments. The Toolkit is a one-stop guide to open educational resources, providing faculty and library staff with tools and information to understand, engage with, create, and sustain OER in their work and practice. The Toolkit is designed to be used by anyone involved with OER at an academic institution, whether you are part of a team that is collaborating to create OER, a library staff member who is supporting OER development and use, an advocate for OER at your institution, or an instructor seeking to incorporate OER and open pedagogy in the classroom. The primary purpose of this Toolkit is to support faculty and library staff at Ontario colleges; however, it is openly available for use beyond the Ontario college community.

Material Type: Module, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Colleges Libraries Ontario and the Ontario Colleges Library Service in collaboration with ISKME

Equity-Oriented Resource Criteria

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The following set of criteria was developed by Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED) to evaluate Open Educational Resources (OER) objects through an equity lens. These criteria were adapted from the Inclusive Instruction and Intersectional Content principles from the BranchED Quality Framework.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Aubree Evans

Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials

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Developed in 2009, this framework was designed for Washington educators to evaluate instructional content for bias using five dimensions: Gender/Sex, Multicultural, Persons with Disabilities, Socio-Economic Status, and Family.Visit the updated 2020 version: Screening for Biased Content in Instructional Materials | OSPI

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Melinda Boland, Megan Simmons, Barbara Soots