This American Sign Language 101 OER is a Google Doc containing instructional videos of original design. The document also offers media content from ASL instructors and creators across the Web. All materials are meant as a supplement to ASL instruction. These resources are in no way intended to replace the breadth of knowledge acquired from taking an ASL course.
This American Sign Language 102 OER is a Google Doc containing instructional videos of original design. The document also offers media content from ASL instructors and creators across the Web. All materials are meant as a supplement to ASL instruction. These resources are in no way intended to replace the breadth of knowledge acquired from taking an ASL course.
This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history, and in-depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative thought and processes. It is the only resource I have found that approximates techniques, media, and an overview of different processes that is usually the first half of a printed text on art appreciation or an introduction to art. This is geared toward an undergraduate, lower-level student population. The art history survey is inadequate, but combined with another source, like Boundless' art history, this can be a complete text for an Art 100 course.
- Arts and Humanities
- Material Type:
- Unit of Study
- The Saylor Foundation
- Afshan Bokhari
- Amy Gansell
- Andrew E. Hershberger
- Andrew Marvick
- Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap
- Denise Rogers
- Hilda Werschkul
- Jelena Bogdanovic
- Jennifer Palinkas
- Jill Kiefer
- Lynn E. Roller
- Marjorie Munsterberg
- Michelle Greet
- Shaoqian Zhang
- Tracy Musacchio
- William V. Ganis
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Students research mask-making from various cultures, highlight the masks' connections to cultural practices, compose poetry to reveal their understanding, analyze their own culture, and create personal masks and poetry.
Biology, The Cell is an unit of study no. 3 of the Biology full course. It is grounded on studying cells, including cell structure, structure and function of plasma membranes, metabolism, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell communication, and cell reproduction.
Interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website.
Head and Neck
Back and Core
The goal of this unit is to introduce students to the basic elements of art (color, line, shape, form, and texture) and to show students how artists use these elements in different ways in their work. In the unit, students will answer questions as they look carefully at paintings and sculpture to identify the elements and analyze how they are used by different artists.
As teachers, we are tasked with making education as engaging and effective as possible. Any tools that help us to do this are worth exploring and implementing in the classroom. This unit is going to focus on an interesting pedagogical concept called the “Flipped Classroom”.
LibGuide detailing several different topics associated with the open course for biology created by GA professors for the Galileo Network.
Note: Some of the links in this course are for library databases and require authentication to access.
This overview reviews key concepts and learning activities to help students understand how genes influence our traits by molecular processes. Topics covered include basic understanding of the important roles of proteins and DNA; DNA structure, function and replication; the molecular biology of how genes influence traits, including transcription and translation; and the molecular biology of mutations. To help students understand the relevance of these molecular processes, the suggested learning activities link alleles of specific genes to human characteristics such as albinism, sickle cell anemia and muscular dystrophy. This overview provides links to suggested activities which include hands-on laboratory and simulation activities, web-based simulations, discussion activities and a vocabulary review game.
The Normal Canine Video Series
This series of four videos are intended for first-year students of veterinary medicine and include four canine exams:
- Head and neck canine exam
- Thoracic canine exam
- Abdominal canine exam
- Urogenital rectal canine exam
Funding: This video was made possible by a grant from the Open Education Faculty Grant Initiative of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
Production: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and University Libraries at Virginia Tech
Filmed by: TLOS (Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies) at Virginia Tech.
Disclaimer: The information in this video series is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of veterinary care or services your canine may need. Please see your veterinary regarding any health concerns.
Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text. It is well suited to composition courses or first-year seminars and valuable as a supplemental or recommended text in other writing-intensive classes. It provides a friendly, down-to-earth introduction to professors’ goals and expectations, demystifying the norms of the academy and how they shape college writing assignments. Each of the nine chapters can be read separately, and each includes suggested exercises to bring the main messages to life. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to join the academic community as novice scholars and to approach writing as a meaningful medium of thought and communication. With concise discussions, clear multidisciplinary examples, and empathy for the challenges of student life, Guptill conveys a welcoming tone. In addition, ...