All resources in Wor-Wic's General Studies

Wor-Wic Community College: Arts & Humanities OER Evaluation Rubric

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From the Wor-Wic Arts & Humanities Department, this rubric is designed to help faculty who are deciding if they would like to use an OER in their course. It includes assessments related to Authorship, Potential Bias, Affiliation, Quality Control, Peer Review, Timeliness & Relevance, Content Quality, Target Audience, and Accessibility. The Wor-Wic rubric was adapted by Adam Tavel from a public rubric uploaded by user mcbrarian on the iRubric site.

Material Type: Rubric

Author: Adam Tavel

Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition

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Instructors: The Third Edition includes a set of test banks which are not available to the public. For access to these resources, please contact Dr. Barbara Tucker at 4th Edition: Changes to be added here soon. Exploring Public Speaking: The Free College Public Speaking Textbook began as the brainchild of Dr. Kris Barton, Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College. It also was made possible through a generous Textbook Transformation Grant in 2015 from Affordable Learning Georgia, a highly successful program of the University System of Georgia. Dr. Barton asked me to help him author/compile the text. The goal was to provide a high-quality, usable, accessible, and low-cost textbook for the hundreds of students who take COMM 1110 at Dalton State College every year. This course is required of all degree-seeking students. We have been able to save students hundreds of thousands of dollars already with this text. Unexpectedly and happily, the text has also been downloaded close to 14,000 times (as of August 2018) all over the world and has been adopted at many other institutions. Dr. Barton and I worked on creating the textbook from July 2015 until May 2016, with the goal of going live with the text in Summer of 2016. Tragically Dr. Barton passed away in early May, a reality that still does not seem real. He has been greatly missed as a friend, colleague, father, scholar, teacher, and mentor. The launch of the book proceeded; however, due to the loss of Dr. Barton, the ancillaries were not finished. In Summer 2017 I took on a significant revision and updating which I named the Second Edition. I included in that edition information on college student success in the appendices. In January 2018, a colleague, Matthew LeHew, and I won a grant from the University System to create the ancillaries and improve the format for more accessibility. I decided to remove the “Dalton State” from the title and most examples for wider appeal. An appendix on library research retains the information for specific use of Roberts Library on our campus. Over 90% of the book is original with Dr. Barton, me, or other colleagues at Dalton State College. Some parts, specifically from Chapters 9, 10, and 15, are adapted from another open resource public speaking text whose author prefers not to be cited. This Third Edition, along with including necessary updates and being formatted with different software, includes four more appendices: one on online speaking, one on APA, one on humor and storytelling in public speaking, and one on Dalton State’s Library. I have also tried to clarify concepts, to provide “case studies” to show the rhetorical process, and include more outlines and examples. We think this book is especially useful in coverage of PowerPoint, audience responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Three ancillaries are available: electronic “flash cards” for study, Powerpoints on the 15 main chapters, and test banks for the 15 main chapters. Thank you for downloading Exploring Public Speaking, and the co-authors and I truly wish you happy teaching and learning with it. We welcome input. If you choose to use it, let us know at

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Barbara Tucker, Kristin Barton

Book: Thematic Reading Anthology (Lumen)

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This anthology is a curated collection of openly licensed primary texts, organized thematically, designed to be used as a reader in English composition courses. Includes personal essays, literature, video and audio files, Web writings, and long-form journalism, along with customizable assignments and instructor resources. This anthology was initially curated using materials from a variety of open sources.

Material Type: Reading

British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond

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The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you British Literature II: Romantic Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Featuring 37 authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the literature developed within and developing through their respective eras. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that has captivated readers in the past and still holds us now. Features: Contextualizing introductions to the Romantic era; the Victorian era; and the Twentieth Century and beyond. Over 90 historical images. In-depth biographies of each author. Instructional Design features, including Reading and Review Questions. This textbook is an Open Educational Resource. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Bonnie J Robinson

Poetry Foundation

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This site includes a variety of poems, biographical information, and other educational resources available for free. Content available on the site are not licensed as OER. For more information, please see the websites terms of service:

Material Type: Primary Source, Reading

Engaging Music in Its Cultural Context

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Resonances: Engaging Music in Its Cultural Context offers a fresh curriculum for the college-level music appreciation course. The musical examples are drawn from classical, popular, and folk traditions from around the globe. These examples are organized into thematic chapters, each of which explores a particular way in which human beings use music. Topics include storytelling, political expression, spirituality, dance, domestic entertainment, and more. The chapters and examples can be taught in any order, making Resonances a flexible resource that can be adapted to your teaching or learning needs. A complete set of PowerPoint slides and learning objectives is also available with this textbook.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Esther M. Morgan-Ellis

Francais interactif

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Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Syllabus

Authors: Blyth, Carl, Guilloteau, Nancy, Kelton, Karen