OER on Moodle
This Moodle page is completely free and open, with many different OER and in different formats: video, games, paper, presentations, and others. Free to use.
The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules.
HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge. HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 1964 journals in the directory. Currently 482 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 81975 articles are included in the DOAJ service. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting thei
The Gold Rush, positive for California in so many ways, had a devastating effect on the state's environment. Many of these problems were directly related to gold-mining technology. The process of hydraulic mining, which became popular in the 1850s, caused irreparable environmental destruction. Two images show California's largest hydraulic mine ? Malakoff Diggings, in Nevada County ? in action. (Malakoff Diggings is now a state park and open to visitors.) Dams (such as the English Dam in Nevada
Hypoxia Zone: Modeling Stratified Waters
Sampling of aquatic microorganisms reveals a surprising feature of many open water systems - stratification. Students can model the effects of reducing nutrient loads to surface waters on microbial populations and oxygen levels within the Mississippi River basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Zone. Planktonic and benthic microbes occupy distinct zones in stratified water columns. Explore how the benthic consumer populations respond to environmental cues such as changes in sunlight, wind effects, o
This site presents strategies and resources for faculty members and graduate assistants who are teaching Introduction to Philosophy courses; it also includes material of interest to college faculty generally. The mission of TΦ101 is to provide free, user-friendly resources to the academic community. All of the materials are provided on an open source license. You may also print as many copies as you wish (please print in landscape). TΦ101 carries no advertising.
Introduction to Open Education
The goals of the course are (1) to give you a firm grounding in the current state of the field of open education, including related topics like copyright, licensing, and sustainability, (2) to help you locate open education in the context of mainstream instructional technologies like learning objects, and (3) to get you thinking, writing, and dialoguing creatively and critically about current practices and possible alternative practices in open education.
The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest. By explore how the system works, as well as how open it is to abuse, The Redistricting Game allows play
Building a global teaching profile: Showcasing Open Educational Resources at the University of Cape
This presentation was delivered November 18 2009 at the Teaching with Technology Miniconference hosted by the Centre for Educational Technology at UCT. Higher education institutions in the 21st century find themselves in a complex and often contradictory environment as many of the world's leading institutions are formulating policy to give their content away for free and are investing significant resources in establishing open content platforms while other smaller institutions are holding onto c
Investigating Special Relativity with Particle Physics Data
This Website provides resources for secondary and post-secondary teachers of physical science. These resources include data reduction projects and particle physics datafiles. The data reduction projects guide student investigation of a dataset to a particular end result. The datafiles are written in a format that allows for rapid Web file transfer and ease of import into commonly available applications such as Microsoft Excel. Students download and reduce these data in an open-ended environment
This is a web-based math, science, and technology competition for teams in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each team proposes a solution to a real problem in their community and competes for regional and national awards (such as U.S. savings bonds). Last year's winning 8th-grade team devised a 2-digit key code system to speed the handling of 911 calls. Registration is open through December 15.
Finding Zoe, a casual online video game that promotes healthy, equal, and non-violent relationships amongst diverse youth aged 8 to 14. Finding Zoe uses the popular medium of video games to open a dialogue about abuse, address the "rumor mill" youth often experience, educate players about healthy relationships, encourage young people to build respectful relationships, and teach players about places they can go for help.
Introducing Environment - taster materials
This unit provides an overview of Open University Course Y161 Introducing environment. You will be introduced to the types of activities, tasks and assignments that you would be asked to undertake if you were to enrol on the course.
Making Sense of the Arts: Taster Materials
This unit provides an overview of Open University Course Y160 Making Sense of the Arts. You will be introduced to the types of activities, tasks and assignments that you would be asked to undertake if you were to enroll on the course.
Understanding Children - taster materials
This Unit provides an overview of Open University Course Y156 Understanding Children. You will be introduced to the types of activities, tasks and assignments that you would be asked to undertake if you were to enrol on the course.
Supporting professional development in Initial Teacher Training
Mentoring, observation and interviews are three important strategies in developing student teachers. This unit, which gives a flavour of the Open University's flexible PGCE course, introduces studentâ€“teacher centred strategies both inside and outside of
This unit will give you a taste of the types of activities, tasks and assignments that you would be asked to undertake on Open University course Y157 Understanding society. After studying this unit you should have a much better idea whether this course is
Quahog Fact Sheet
This Rhode Island Sea Grant Fact Sheet describes quahogs, a type of shellfish, and their role in commercial fishery. It includes information about quahog physical description, habitat preference, and the rise of quahog harvests in Rhode Island. The Fact Sheet concludes with a section describing how to dig up your own quahogs, shuck (open) them, and eat them.
The Ohio & Erie Canal: Catalyst of Economic Development for Ohio
tells how the construction of this canal transformed one of the poorest states in the Union in the 1820s into the third most prosperous by 1840. The 308-mile canal helped open New York and New Orleans markets for central Ohio farmers and traders. Stores and taverns sprang up along the canal. People ...