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Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition – Open Textbook
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Accessibility Toolkit – 2nd Edition

Authors: Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, Tara Robertson, and Josie Gray
The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amanda Coolidge
Josie Gray
Sue Doner
Tara Robertson
Date Added:
09/03/2019
Algoritmiek
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This course treats various methods to design and analyze datastructures and algorithms for a wide range of problems. The most important new datastructure treated is the graph, and the general methods introduced are: greedy algorithms, divide and conquer, dynamic programming and network flow algorithms. These general methods are explained by a number of concrete examples, such as simple scheduling algorithms, Dijkstra, Ford-Fulkerson, minimum spanning tree, closest-pair-of-points, knapsack, and Bellman-Ford. Throughout this course there is significant attention to proving the correctness of the discussed algorithms. All material for this course is in English. The recorded lectures, however, are in Dutch.

Subject:
Engineering
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Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
M. de Weerdt
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Arabic Conversations
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This webpage displays a common conversation between three friends. The structure and topics of the conversation are purposefully general so as to be helpful to students' ability to create and sustain conversations of their own. The conversation includes Arabic text, transliteration, and translation.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition
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Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition, 2019, was created to provide free open-access teaching and learning resources for two Introduction to Biotechnology courses at Austin Community College, Biotechnology Program (Intro to Biotech I BIOL1414 & Intro to Biotech II BIOL1415). This book provides the foundation of chemistry, biology, and microbiology needed to build biotechnology laboratory science workforce skills. The goal of this book is to encourage both faculty and student adoption and active, engaged use in the classroom and provide the resources students need to succeed as entry-level laboratory technicians.

This book is available online at the OpenStax CNX platform. It can be downloaded as a PDF, read online, or downloaded and read offline.
To retrieve the book: https://cnx.org/contents/XcbB5HTY

Teaching Ancillaries available: PPT lectures, teaching guide, pacing schedule, lab manual, course objectives, eBook PDF, editable MS word format for each chapter.
To retrieve the ancillaries: https://tinyurl.com/BF-2-Resources

Subject:
Biology
Chemistry
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
04/02/2020
Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (and Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation
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This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. It's flexible, functional, and zeroes in problems typically seen in writing of all types, from the eternal "there/they're/their" struggle to correct colon use. Units are organized from most simple to most challenging.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Chauna Ramsey
Date Added:
08/23/2016
Dealing with Plagiarism: A Guide for Teaching Assistants
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This interactive presentation helps teaching assistants understand what plagiarism is; why it occurs; and offers advice on how to detect, investigate, and report it when it does. Additional topics include special circumstances, plagiarism prevention, and legal information regarding plagiarism and plagiarists. The unit closes by sharing information about the weaknesses of current plagiarism technology and how one can use it more effectively.

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Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Florida Institute of Technology
Provider Set:
BBST Testing Course
Author:
Cem Kaner
Rebecca Fiedler
Date Added:
04/03/2020
ESL College Transition: Listening & Speaking
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We created this site to share the lesson plans and other materials that we use in this Listening/Speaking Level F class with other ESL teachers -- click around and use what works for you! This is a 10-week course at LCC, but you can pick and choose from the 8 chapters for a shorter or longer term. The chapters can be covered in any order.

Lane Community College's Intensive English Language Program offers 6 levels (A=beginner, F=college transition). This site was designed for Listening/Speaking Level F, which is a class that teaches listening and note-taking strategies focused especially on lecture listening, as well as presentation, pronunciation, conversation, and academic discussion skills.

LCC ESL Students in Level F take three separate intensive classes (Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Reading for a total of 20 in-class contact hours per week). Prior to the re-imagining of this class and the creation of this site, each Level F class had a different textbook with different thematic progressions. Students experienced cognitive overload with the demand to learn the vocabulary, concepts, and skills of the three separate classes. In addition, students in our department are often from marginalized backgrounds and can find it financially difficult to purchase the three separate textbooks.

In order to lessen students' financial and cognitive burdens and create more connections between the three classes, we used the topics from the Reading textbook (Academic Encounters Level 4: Reading and Writing, 2nd edition, Cambridge 2014) to find freely-available authentic videos or recorded audio for the Listening/Speaking class.

Over the past year, students have expressed appreciation for the reduced cost of taking the course. In addition, they have shown increased interest and engagement in the course due to the authentic, real-life materials and complementary nature of the three Level F classes.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Annick Todd
Colleen Shields
Dave Schenderlein
Jen Sacklin
Maggie Mitteis
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Frederick Community College OER Guide
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A guide which provides an overview of OER resources, links to OER repositories, and planning resources and examples created and used at Frederick Community College.

Under the Planning Resources and Examples tab, there are course cartridges for an Intro to OER course that introduces faculty to Open Educational Resources and planning resources for OER adoption. In the course, participants will be introduced to the meaning of Open, laws surrounding the distribution of educational content, and how to find openly licensed materials for use in a class. Participants will apply concepts to the creation of a mini module in their discipline.

Subject:
Professional Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jessica Young
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Guidelines for Designing Online Courses
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This resource includes best practices in applying learning design principles, searching for learning resources, identifying digital rights requirements, and ensuring accessibility compliance in the classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
UMGC Course Development
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Hagerstown Community College Open Educational Resources (OER) Guidebook
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An introduction to OERs and steps for getting started at both the classroom and institutional levels.

Subject:
Applied Science
Arts and Humanities
Business and Finance
Communications & Media
Education
Engineering
English as a Second Language
English Language Arts
Health Sciences
History
Law
Life Science
Mathematics
Physical Science
Professional Studies
Social Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kendra Perry
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Heritage Spanish
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If you have found yourself searching for, adapting or creating materials for your heritage classes because of a lack of readily available commercial resources, this site is for you!

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
12/12/2016
Instructor’s Guide to Concepts of Biology
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This Instructor’s Guide contains the brief outlines of Chapters 12-21 as found in Concepts of Biology, though some underwent revision. Also, instructors will find detailed outlines of the text for use in lecturing, as well as structured outlines that may be used by students to take notes while reading the chapter or during lecture. All outlines are derived from the OpenStax text. Additionally, study guides that contain a variety of questions are provided for students.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Molly Smith
Date Added:
04/26/2016
Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels (Spanish)
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Free practice modules for Spanish language educators
Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels is a free open educational resource that can help Spanish teachers gain a foundational understanding of how to evaluate Spanish speakers. The resource includes 17 video-based practice modules designed to strengthen your understanding of the ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines and to help you evaluate the speaking levels of your language students.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Language & Civil Society: Civic Education
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The volume is designed specifically for language teachers who are turning toward content-based instruction to promote content learning and language learning in their classes. Through the exploration of topics related to civic education, language teachers can help their students master English and simultaneously become more knowledgeable citizens of the world. The combination of improved language skills and increased knowledge can enhance students' studies, work, and ability to become more active and conscientious participants in their communities.

Subject:
Cultural Studies
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Fredricka L. Stoller, Ph.D.
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Language & Civil Society: Peace Education
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Peace Education offers topics and issues that touch the lives of our students every day such as resolving conflicts, clarifying values, and understanding diversity. The language classroom also offers us the opportunity to help students address these issues through activities and tasks that are related to the content and that require the practice of language skills, social interaction skills, and critical thinking skills

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Carolyn B. Duffy, Ph.D.
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Language & Civil Society: eJournals
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The content is related to an aspect of building or maintaining a Civil Society— topics that affect students' personal or professional lives on a daily basis. Each chapter has four basic parts, including a brief background on and discussion of the topic(s) presented, classroom activities designed for a lower intermediate class (but which can be adapted to a more advanced level), other resources for authentic materials (internet, books, videos, etc.), and references for what has been presented. Paradigms, theories, and techniques have been developed to aid the instructors in their tasks. Techniques such as scaffolding help to make the content more accessible to the student. Theories such as learning strategies and multiple intelligences help instructors to appropriately design their lessons for maximum benefit to each student's own academic culture. Choices of activities such as reading, discussion, and interviews aid the instructor to focus on strengthening the students' basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in an integrated way that will foster communication and promote the students' self-reliance in the target language.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Language & Life Sciences: Controversial Issues in Gene Research
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One of the fastest-growing areas of medical research is that of genetic testing and gene therapy. This chapter introduces students to this area of DNA research and helps them explore the related ethical issues. Scientists have recently completed a preliminary ‰ŰĎmap‰Ű of all the genes in the human body. This is also known as the Human Genome Project and consists of all the sequences of DNA chemical units that tell a cell how to behave. This accomplishment has incredible benefits. However, it also raises new, complex issues that society cannot ignore.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Language & Life Sciences: Mapping the Human Genome
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Rather than focus on the scientific details of this discovery, this chapter gives an overview of the important concepts related to DNA's initial discovery and later research conducted in this field. Teachers can use the lesson plans and materials to help students understand these fundamental concepts and gain a command of the vocabulary necessary to discuss them. Given the amazing advances in biological research and the new knowledge that has become available to human beings about their own biological makeup, it is important for students to know basic concepts related to DNA research and the human genome project. This following lesson provides a basic introduction to this topic in an interactive fashion.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Language & Life Sciences: eJournals
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Biotechnology is perhaps the most rapidly advancing area in science today. The Advances in Biotechnology volume has been created to provide language teachers with resources about breakthroughs in biotechnology. Each chapter of the volume highlights one aspect of research in the field of DNA and genetics along with its applications to and implications for society. The chapters feature relevant background information on each topic, interactive and communicative classroom activities, and a list of related print and Internet resources that will allow teachers to expand the lesson further.

Subject:
English as a Second Language
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Learner Profile Template
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The purpose of this template is to develop profiles for what the typical student entering a program will be like, including skills, knowledge, and other attributes, and to develop a profile of what graduates from a specific program should be like, particularly in what learners should know and be able to do.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
UMGC Course Development
Date Added:
09/28/2020
Length Scales in the Solar System
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A dynamically simplified solar system is constructed from online data to explore the real solar system on many different scales.

The realistically scaled solar system is surprising because nothing is visible due to the presence of many different scales. That is why it is usually rescaled in animations or illustrations. This is nice but gives us a wrong sense of distances and sizes. This Demonstration is intended to show the solar system's different scales in their full glory.

Since it is hardly possible to see anything when the real scales are used, controls have been added to modify the sizes of the celestial bodies.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wolfram Research
Provider Set:
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Author:
Cedric Voisin
Date Added:
04/02/2020
My Arabic Website
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This website is a collection of resources concerning learning Arabic as a second language as well as information about Arab culture, Islam, and various Arab countries. There are links to videos from YouTube on the site relating to Arabic study, including songs and lessons, as well as a host of other more unrelated things, such as tornadoes. Links to opportunities to study Arabic, teacher resources, and Arabic newspapers are available.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Cultural Studies
Languages
English as a Second Language
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
MyArabicWebsite
Date Added:
04/03/2020
OER Survey in College Algebra
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The attached Word file contains a survey administered to Deborah Devlin's Frostburg State University College Algebra students. The course used Open Educational Resources (OER) including a free of cost textbook, homework manager, and class activities. The survey was administered at the end of either the final in-term test or the final exam, in person, on paper.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Deborah Devlin
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Open Math 098
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Carrie and Kelly’s OER grant project will create open materials for Math 098. Community colleges throughout Oregon have been planning and implementing MTH 098 since 2014 based on recommendations from the developmental education redesign workgroup. The course was created to provide a shortened, more appropriate path for students to take MTH 105 and earn an Associate of Arts Transfer degree. Some institutions, such as Clackamas Community College, include the added benefit of allowing for MTH 105 to serve as a prerequisite to MTH 243, extending the pathway for students.

Their goal is to create materials that:

- Are learner-centered
- Readily integrate group work and collaboration
- Create opportunities for students to make critical thinking a habit of mind
- Acknowledge and respect common anxieties, personalities, and professional goals of students in the “alternate pathway”.

Visit their public MTH 098 course on MyOpenMath to learn more.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
05/22/2019
Organismal Biology (Open Course)
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The following open course for Organismal Biology was created under an Affordable Learning Georgia Textbook Transformation Grant:

https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/biology-collections/14/

Included are four units containing a comprehensive set of learning modules with outcomes listed:

Biodiversity
Growth and Reproduction
Chemical and Electrical Signals
Nutrition, Transport, and Homeostasis

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Shana Kerr
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Periodic Table in 3D
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This Demonstration shows 3D bar charts of the periodic table with various element property values.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wolfram Research
Provider Set:
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Author:
Yu-Sung Chang and Brett Champion
Date Added:
04/02/2020
Professional Fluency: Tools and Tips for Classroom Work
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This document was prepared by the Professionalism Rubric Task Force in support of the 2016-2020 Master Academic Planning Goal #2: Professional Fluency at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. It contains a rubric on professionalism, teaching strategies for the four aspects of professionalism on which the rubric is focused (Written and Oral Communication, Timeliness, Respect, and Taking Personal Responsibility), and appendices.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Minnesota State Opendora
Author:
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson
Date Added:
10/21/2019
Professional Fluency: Tools and Tips for Online Work
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This document is an adaptation for online coursework of an original document prepared by the Professionalism Rubric Task Force in support of the 2016-2020 Master Academic Planning Goal #2: Professional Fluency at Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minnesota. It contains a rubric on professionalism, teaching strategies for the four aspects of professionalism on which the rubric is focused (Written and Oral Communication, Timeliness, Respect, and Taking Personal Responsibility), and appendices.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Minnesota State Opendora
Author:
Amy Swing
Kelli Hallsten-Erickson
Date Added:
10/21/2019
Program Design Roadmap
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This document is used as a programmatic planning tool. First, stakeholders collaborate to map out the goals and key elements at a program level. Then, with these goals and elements in mind, stakeholders design each course.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
UMGC Course Development
Date Added:
09/23/2020