Did You Know…Question and answer websites have popped up all over the Internet. These interactive sites are designed to connect individuals and help them get answers to questions. Sharon Housley compiled a list of some of the more popular Question & Answers websites:
Have you tried a little MERLOT? No, not the wine, but the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. MERLOT provides a Free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty, staff, and students of higher education from around the world to share their learning materials and pedagogy. MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered, collection of peer reviewed higher education, online learning materials, cataloged by registered members and a set of faculty development support services.
Face it, sometimes we just have too many books. Textbook companies often ship books in the hope that they are adopted for use. What to do with those old textbooks or other books you no longer have a use for, but don’t want to throw away? There are some literacy programs that while beneficial to many and serving a good purpose also come with a high cost to participate. Continue reading
On Friday, Buffalo State sponsored an open educational resources (OER) boot camp and invited Amber Gilewski, Associate Professor of Psychology and Sophia Georgiakaki, Assistant Professor of Math both from Tompkins Cortland Community College to come and share their experiences with OER. Both of these professors have used OER in their curriculum and have seen success with their students. Here are the lessons learned. Continue reading
During this SUNY Conference for Instruction and Technology presentation, instructors at Empire State College explain how they created virtual field experiences using open educational resources for their Ecology and Earth Science students. Continue reading