OER Archive

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    Defending Music Appreciation Against Its Devotees

    A music appreciation course, even one centered on the traditional body of European literate music, can have an emancipatory effect. [This effect], however, is limited in starkly practical terms by the availability of its pedagogical materials.

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  • OA/OER is a Liberatory Political Act

    This is the tenth in our current series of short essays by participants in the Open Knowledge Fellowship coordinated by the Mina Rees Library, these from Fellows in the Spring 2022 cohort. Fellows share insight into the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or […]

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  • Apply by 9/28 to the Open Knowledge Fellowship

    The Library seeks applications for the Open Knowledge  Fellowship, which provides a $2000 stipend for participating Graduate Center doctoral students. Apply by Wednesday 9/28/22 at 5pm EST! We look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to reach out with any questions: library@gc.cuny.edu The Fellowship […]

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  • Performing History with OER

    With so much knowledge and information hidden behind paywalls, the vital cultural work that humanities scholars do will struggle to have a significant impact on the world beyond the walls of academia.

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  • Mixing & Matching Open Educational Resources

    I soon found that not one text fits all. Some excluded prominent musical traditions and genres, while others contained outdated embedded YouTube links. I wondered if I could mix and match supplementary resources while keeping everything open (and how I could do so legally!).

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  • Opening Music

    My favorite newly-discovered resource is the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive, maintained by the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This archive houses hundreds of tapes made by locally-known emcees active in and around Boston during the 1980s.

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  • Reading at the Margins of Open Access

    The workshops introduced me to resources I had no idea existed and with that, to the immense possibilities of OA and OER to enrich our courses not only in terms of public access but also our own imagination as scholars and instructors.

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  • Slowness, Limits, and Open Play

    I found myself slowing down. The labor of building just one syllabus+website with legitimate OER materials forced this slowness.

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  • Opening Up

    When I stepped inside, trying to put together an open version of the Freshman Composition class that I teach most often, I realized how much nuance there was to pay attention to (there were ethical and legal distinctions to keep in mind), and how much I’ve been relying on resources for students that were free and accessible but still shadowy, still closed behind paywalls or legality.

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  • STEM Without OER: Inaccessible or Not Credible

    This is the third in our current series of short essays by participants in the Open Knowledge Fellowship coordinated by the Mina Rees Library, these from Fellows in the Spring 2022 cohort. Fellows share insight into the process of converting a syllabus to openly-licensed and/or […]

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