ACC Learn OER is a series of self-paced online learning modules designed specifically for Austin Community College faculty and staff. The first nine modules will serve as an introduction to open educational resources (OER) and as an opportunity for further exploration and discovery of open education practices. The tenth module serves as a final assessment of learning. Throughout the modules there are opportunities to test ones knowledge and further explore a concept. The modules allow one to learn at their own pace. While one can follow the modules in any order, it is recommended to start with Module 1 and progress through in order.
The standard citation style guide book for the fields of business, education, health science, public service, and social science is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2010. The American Psychological Association (APA) publishes the manual. We commonly refer to it as "the APA Manual".
The business, education, health science, public service, and social science departments at IRSC recommend APA format for papers written in these fields.
Two types of citations are included in most research papers: citations within the text of the document and a list of reference citations at the end of the paper.
The APA Manual uses the author-date citation system for in-text citations.
The sources you use in your work are included as a separate list at the end of the paper. The APA Manual suggests using the title, References, for the list.
Anatomy and Physiology Lab I slide decks created by Steven Lee M.S. Pathology, FTCC. The PowerPoints include labeled body images to assist students in identifying body parts. Nicole Shaw is only responsible for assisting Steven with licensing his work under an open license and uploading content to the Commons.
Academic Success is designed to help students on their university journey. It is divided into four parts, each reflecting different aspects of a student’s tertiary experience. Part A: Successful Beginnings addresses what it is like to be a new student at an Australian university. Part B: Successful Foundations introduces basic skills in English language, techniques for accessing and working with information, and understanding academic integrity. Part C: Successful Study Skills presents the everyday, core skills that successful students use while at university. Lastly, Part D: Successful Assessment meets head-on the challenges of tertiary assessments. This open book ultimately aids students across all disciplines in achieving academic success at university.
The NSCC Edition is a revised version of the BC Campus Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition. The goal of this book 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 Pressbook contains video training modules for creating accessible content within digital environments and using content authoring programs, such as the Microsoft Office 365 suite and Pressbooks platform. Each section has an optional self-assessment checkpoint for viewers who wish to check their learning progress. Videos have been migrated to permit open-access.
This report presents the results of a biennial independent survey done by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) commissioned by the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), to examine the landscape of Open Educational Resources (OER) programs, policies, and practices at higher education institutions in Texas.
This resource is a modification of the Washington Models for the Evaluation of Bias Content in Instructional Materials (2009) that is made available through OER Commons under a public domain license. This resource attempts to both update the content with more contemporary vocabulary and also to narrow the scope to evaluating still images as they are found online. It was developed as a secondary project while working on a BranchED OER grant during summer 2020. It includes an attached rubric adapted from the Washington Model (2009).
The course introduces students to the nature of life, concepts of biochemistry, metabolism, genetics, cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about the various techniques used to study biology - cloning, gene editing and the exciting field of Genetic Engineering.This Open Education Resource Core Curriculum course was developed with funding from Texas Higher Education Board - Open Educational Resources Grant Program (OERGP) 2018-2019 RFA # 20337.
While many study skills, composition and reading skills texts separate these activities into discrete skills to be learned separately, this books recognizes that these skills are interconnected. A student who struggles with the reading will have a hard time writing about it or discussing it. A student who has inadequate strategies for listening to lectures will struggle to see the connections between the lecture and the reading. Therefore, this book moves away from the “skills and drills” texts that are so common in reading and writing textbooks. Instead, this book features process and provides opportunities for students (and instructors) to think about the best ways to approach academic tasks. For example, a “skills and drills” oriented book might teach students how to take Cornell Notes and use graphic organizers, but it does not provide any information for students that would allow them to decide when it would be best to choose one note taking method over the other. This book’s main focus is helping students develop that sort of judgement.
The focus of this textbook is preparing students for a college education with the study and life skills they need to become successful students.
This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals.
OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.
This is a recording of an interactive panel at Creator Fest: OERTX Edition 2022, exclusively for Chief Academic Officers and Chief Instructional Officers, which features administrators involved in furthering OER work at their campuses and within their systems. The session includes a demonstration of a personalized institutional hub at San Jacinto College.
In the closing keynote for Creator Fest: OERTX Edition, OpenStax’s Founding Director Dr. Richard Baraniuk will focus on opportunities to innovate and problem solve as an educator. He will share his story about starting the precursor to OpenStax — Connexions — as a frustrated, early-career professor and describe how research into learning science can impact future generations of students. With an emphasis on the 2022 conference theme, Dr. Baraniuk will emphasize how an open approach can help our education systems move forward through the challenges we’ve experienced over the past two years, the ones we are presented with now, and what lies ahead.
You have designed your OER content, but that’s only part of the picture. You have that vision in your head of how that content should play out in the classroom: the collaborative work and associated grouping strategies, the prompting questions you plan to use in synchronous classes or discussion boards, literacy strategies for discipline-specific vocabulary, rubrics, and more. You have also anticipated student thinking and are ready to adapt to their unique paths through the lessons. Support future faculty in making your content come alive in their classrooms as well. Template provided for you to adopt or adapt to communicate your intended lesson design.
Open educational resources are built for and by a community of educators, librarians, support staff, and advocates who believe that education should and can be accessible, affordable, and equitable. The community doesn’t just make OER, it makes it stronger. In this workshop, Anthony Palmiotto and Sonya Bennett-Brandt of OpenStax will cover how to tap into community support when improving upon your OER and building entirely new resources. They will outline steps to take to set up recurring peer review and how to find feedback and help across the education landscape.
Megan Simmons, the Associate Director of Training and Design at ISKME, will walk participants through the fundamental steps of creating any new open educational resource. In this workshop, you will learn how to make a plan for your resource, get tips for overcoming the hurdle of getting started, receive an overview of helpful tools you can use when creating OER, and learn how to take an accessibility-first approach to resource building.