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Open Content Online Resources

 

2016

Open Content Resources

 

General

Poll Everywhere

 

http://www.polleverywhere.com/

Live Audience Polling

Ask your audience a question

They answer using SMS text messages, Twitter, or the web

See real-time results

iTunes U

 

http://deimos3.apple.com/indigo/main/main.xml

Multimedia content created by professors and administrators of colleges and universities that is searchable by students, and can be downloaded and taken on the go.

Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/

Access to thousands of historical documents and images.  Hundreds of lesson plans available for teachers to use.

Creative Commons

http://creativecommons.org/

Access to research, education, and cultural materials

Open Courseware Consortium

http://ocwconsortium.org/

Openly licensed course materials from hundreds of universities worldwide

MIT Open Courseware

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Openly licensed course materials from more than 1,800 MIT courses

Open Learn

http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/

Open educational resources from The Open University

Merlot

http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

Search Merlot’s collection of peer reviewed learning materials and pedagogy for content to include in your courses.

OER Commons

http://www.oercommons.org/

Using OER Commons, you can share what you know, browse for what others know, and edit or review content from around the world.

Quizlet

http://quizlet.com/

Quizlet is an easy to use application which allows you to produce not only interactive flash cards, but also automatically generates a whole raft of activities for each set of words you enter.

Anthropology

dmoz: open directory project

http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/Anthropology/Cultural_Anthropology/

This website is edited and maintained by volunteer editors and it contains a directory of information available on the Web.

mar: Museum Anthropology Review

http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/mar

This is an open access journal that publishes articles, reviews, essays, obituaries, and other content.

       

 

Criminal Justice

The United States Department of Justice

http://www.justice.gov/

 

The Department of Justice web site offers a variety of resources including highlights of historical cases, photographs, press releases, and videos.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/AbstractDB/AbstractDBSearch.aspx

From the website, it states that NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Education

Open Michigan

https://open.umich.edu/education/soe/educ403-winter2008

Materials for an Elementary Reading Instruction Course given at the University of Michigan including a syllabus, reading list, and several PowerPoint lectures are available for incorporation into your course.

Open Education Resources

http://www.oercommons.org/search?f.search=Education

Contains free-to-use content such as lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and multimedia items to include in your courses.

Emergency Management and Planning

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

http://www.pema.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pema_home/4463

This web site has links that include Incident reports, homeland security information, county emergency management websites, alerts and advisories, news reports, and general information.

Emergency Management Institute

http://training.fema.gov/

Training materials and web-based courses are linked on this web page for self-paced learning. Courses may include video content along with information for practice purposes.

Fire Science

Firefighters Online

http://www.firefightersonline.com/news/pennsylvania.asp

Register for free participation in message forums, and join discussions on various topics relating to Fire Science

Fire Science on iTunes U

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fire-science-technology-program/id262682810

Links to various podcasts on Fire Science topics.

Geography

Connexions

http://cnx.org/

 

http://cnx.org/content/m32249/latest/

Find multiple resources to include in your classroom activities.

 

This web site will provide a Geography lesson to incorporate into your classroom using ePals. Connexions

History

Smithsonian Learning Resources

 http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/resources/education.asp

Use this resource for learning materials including an interactive Who Am I? mystery game.

Military History: Americans at War

http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

This is an interactive page with information about historical conflicts.

White House Historical Association

http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_history/history.html

Located on this page are facts and trivia, history timelines, and new media and lectures. From this page, you can take a tour of the art located and displayed in the White House.

Gettysburg Address

http://logs2.smithsonian.museum/FlashBrowser/viewfa.html?path=kioskinteractives/GA_final/Document_gallery2.cis&aratio=1.77

Gettysburg Address read by Actor Liam Neeson

Human Services

Connexions

http://cnx.org/content/m33857/latest/

Part IV — Aging is a module you can use for your course as supplemental materials to the lessons you teach.

Case Management

http://cnx.org/content/m12682/latest/

 

This is a module that will offer directions for proper treatment and strategies for case managers

 

Political Science

Otter

http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer/oers/politics-and-international-relations

This web site offers course packs for materials to be included into your course.

 

 

 

Psychology

AmoebaWeb

http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/amoebaweb/

Maintained by a Professor of Psychology, this web site provides over 2000 links to Psychological content.

Psychology Research Guide

http://ubishops.ca.libguides.com/content.php?pid=45210&sid=334246

This web page contains links to 8 Psychology Journals you can access free of charge.

The Psychology Files

http://www.thepsychfiles.com/

Several podcasts related to Psychology.

Sociology

Open University

http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3847

This is an interview with a Social Worker .

temoa: Open Educational Resources Portal

http://www.temoa.info/taxonomy/term/30961

 

http://www.temoa.info/taxonomy/term/30964

Educational resources for teaching various topics within the Sociology Discipline including lecture webinars and podcasts.

More

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image

http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/

The University of Pennsylvania has made over 12,000 images from various collections of rare books, manuscripts, papyri, photographs and sheet music available through their SCETI site.

Dmoz: open directory project

http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Social_Sciences/

This is a human-edited directory of the Web, constructed and maintained by volunteer editors.

YouTube EDU

http://www.youtube.com/edu

This is a specific channel for Educational Content on YouTube. You can search this web site for video clips to include in your class content.

Academic Earth

http://academicearth.org

This is another searchable site for educational videos you can include in your course content.

     
 

 

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