OER Initiative Showcase

At this informal gathering, faculty who participated in this year’s OER Initiative will be speaking about their processes as they planned and implemented their zero textbook cost courses, and they will also be sharing about particular materials and assignments. Come and get some insight into using OER/zero cost materials, get to know other faculty who are… Read More OER Initiative Showcase

Copyright & Creative Commons

As we create, curate, and share educational materials for our online and hybrid courses it is important to understand the licenses associated with these materials.  In this session, we’ll explore a number of the questions that are generated by the shift to digital materials. What is Fair Use? How do I share library materials? What… Read More Copyright & Creative Commons

OER Creation and Development

This workshop will introduce attendees to and differentiate between OER (Open Educational Resources) and zero cost materials. We will focus on OER specifically as an opportunity to revisit pedagogical approaches, raise student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity. We will showcase already existing OER that are available for curation… Read More OER Creation and Development

Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop I

The topic of the first cohort meeting is “What are OER?”   In this session we will introduce attendees to and differentiate between OER and zero cost materials. We will focus on OER specifically as an opportunity to revisit pedagogical approaches, raise student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity.… Read More Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop I

OER Overview

What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that have been released into the public domain under an open license. An open “intellectual property license…allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution”. This means that OER materials can be re-used, re-purposed, and sometimes “remixed” to better suit the… Read More OER Overview

Grant Opportunity for Open Education Resources (OER)

The Center for Teaching and Learning is in the process of putting together a proposal on behalf of Baruch for CUNY Central to provide support for faculty to develop courses that use Open Educational Resources (OER) to replace textbooks and other high-cost course materials. Click on here to learn more about the grant’s background. Here… Read More Grant Opportunity for Open Education Resources (OER)

OER Resources

As a follow up to our CTL conversation last week, we would like to share links to various Open Educational Resources. Our conversation introduced some common OER repositories (below) and we discussed ways that faculty can integrate OERs into their course. We also talked about barriers to using and developing OERs; the most common barrier to use is the… Read More OER Resources

VOCAT 101

Vocat provides a space for students and faculty to share and discuss videos, pictures, and audio related to course material. Baruch faculty and students can upload various types of media including videos, pictures, and audio, to Vocat for use in their courses. For more information about how Vocat works, getting started, and finding videos to use… Read More VOCAT 101