Saint Xavier University Rubloff Hall

Faculty Toolkit

OER by Discipline

Overview

These teaching materials are free and available to the public:

Many public domain teaching materials are not found in OER sites, but instead are deposited into professional society web portals. Be sure to look under the Teacher sections of such association web sites.

Other repositories of teaching materials concentrate on media materials, for example, see the Digital Image and Video Resources, it is a collection of media and tutorials that allow fair use for students and professors.

SXU encourages the utilization of existing OER materials. We will create and deposit our materials into a combination of OER sites, society sites, and the new local SXU Institutional Repository (that will hold branded intellectual property of many types).

College of Arts and Sciences

The Academic Departments and Academic Programs are both included in alphabetical order below. A short description of each resource is included. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us.

Art and Design

  • Google Art Project: UsingGoogle Art Project one can view high-resolution images of artworks within the partnering museums to Google. A virtual tour can be taken of each museum, viewing each museum's personal collection. Access the "walk-through" feature by clicking on the yellow human icon once having selected a museum.
  • The University of British Columbia - Art Websites: Use the UBC Research Guide to find useful websites, narrowed down topics such as American, Ancient, or Medieval art, and much more. This source is useful to both students and faculty.
  • The 200 Best Graphic, App & Web Design Tools & Resources: This source contains categorized apps and web tools for design in the technological world. Each category contains ten sources, all provided with a short summary.

African American Studies

Biological Sciences

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Biology: This tool contains links to useful websites, each given it's own description. The site can be shared with students by selecting the printer-friendly version or sent through email options on the bottom of the page.
  • MERLOT II - Biology: Using the drop down box on the left hand side, choose from the provided topics to find a variety of materials. Materials all contain a box on the right-hand side detailing whether they have been peer reviewed and whether they contain discussions or learning exercises.
  • Michigan State University - Biology Resources: Use this tool to find various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Chemistry

  • The ChemCollective: The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use their content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using their virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.
  • MERLOT II - Chemistry: Navigate through specific categories using the drop-down menu on the left-hand side to find specific materials. All materials contain a box on the right-hand side detailing their peer review status, discussions, learning exercises, and more. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Chemistry: Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Communication

Michigan State University - Communication: Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Computer Science

Education

Early Childhood

Educational Technology

Elementary Education

  • Clark College - Tools and Resources: Find tools easily with this website, resources separated into categories. These include assessment, learning centered teaching, open educational resources, diversity, and more.
  • The University of British Columbia - Education: Using the dark blue toolbar found on the top of the page, navigate through resources such as websites, associations, theses, statistics, and lesson plans.

Special Education

  • MERLOT II - Special Education: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Vanderbilt Peabody College - IRIS Resource Locator: Select a topic to view modules, case studies, activities, videos, and other resources that correspond. Topics include Accommodation, Learning Strategies, Related Services, Transition, and more.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

  • American Society of Landscape Architects - Sustainability Toolkit: Given several Environmental Models to choose from, find resources specific each one. Do so by selecting Go to Resources below the model. You will be navigated to a page containing various resources.
  • ESD Toolkit: Use this toolkit to locate various types of resources for instructors. A thorough description of each resource is provided.
  • MERLOT II - Agriculture and Environmental Sciences: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Community Sustainability: Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

General Education

USciences - Online Resources for General Education Assessment: This tool contains various sites meant for faculty planning. The links provided each contain a brief description to help users choose the most fitting resources.

History and Political Science

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - History (United States): This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Political Science: This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • MERLOT II - History: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - History: Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Michigan State University - Political Science: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Political Science Toolkit: This toolkit contains a list of links, each divided by category. The categories include Data & Analysis, Primary Sources, Articles on Media Political Bias and Accuracy, Voting Records, and Follow the Money!

Language and Literature

  • MERLOT II - Language and Literature: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • University of Illinois - Literatures and Languages Easy Search: Find online resources by selecting a topic from the left-hand sidebar, each directing you to a new window with online resources exclusive to that subject. You may also view the Popular Resources in Literatures and Languages guide by clicking the name found within the Welcome! paragraph.

Latino/Latin American Studies

Mathematics

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Mathematics:
    This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • MERLOT II - Mathematics: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Mathematics: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Middle Eastern Studies

Music

  • MERLOT II - Music: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Teaching Resources for All Areas of Music: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Michigan State University - Teaching Resources for Specific Areas of Study in Music: Navigate through various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Philosophy

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Philosophy: This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • Michigan State University - Philosophy: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Pre-Health

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Medicine: This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • MERLOT II - Health Sciences: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Clinical Skills Training & Resources: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Michigan State University - Resources in the Disciplines: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Pre-Law

The University of British Columbia - Law - Research & Course Guides: Navigate through the various research and course guides. Select one to open a new window containing webpage links, indexes, and more. Note: Some resources are not open for public use.

Psychology

  • Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Psychology: This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.
  • MERLOT II - Psychology: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Psychology: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Religious Studies

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Women and Gender Studies

Graham School of Management

Below you can view the selected resources for each discipline. A short description is included with each resource. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us.

Accounting

  • MERLOT II - Accounting: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Accounting and Information Systems: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Finance

  • MERLOT II - Finance: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Finance: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Management

  • MERLOT II - Management: Discover various teaching materials here. Each material contains a short description, material type, author, and date added and modified. On the right-hand side you will find a description of additional resources connected to the material such as learning exercises and discussions.
  • Michigan State University - Management: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Marketing

  • MERLOT II - Marketing: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Marketing: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

View a list of alphabetized resources below, each with a short description. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us.

Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • MERLOT II - Communication Sciences and Disorders: Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.
  • Michigan State University - Communicative Sciences and Disorders: Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.

Physical Education

Shape America - Researcher's Toolkit: Locate E-lectures, case studies, interactive assessment activities, and online references with this tool.

Nursing Resources A-Q:

Nursing Resources R-Z:

  • Michigan State University - Resources for Teaching and Precepting: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Michigan State University - Resources in the Disciplines: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • Michigan State University - Work and Life Skills: Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics.
  • The University of British Columbia - Global Health: Using the blue toolbar on the top, select a topic to find resources that correspond. Resources include websites and databases, each with a description. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public.
  • The University of British Columbia - Health Statistics & Data: Select a topic from the blue toolbar on the top of the page to begin finding resources. Descriptions are included with all resources. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public.
  • The University of British Columbia - Nursing: Select a topic from the blue toolbar on the top to find resources that correspond. Topics include instructional videos, websites, associations, and more. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public.