OER Archive

  • Open Pedagogy Fellowships – GC Doctoral Students Apply Now!

    The Graduate Center Library: Deadline to submit: Monday, December 17th, 2018, midnight Open Pedagogy Fellowships The Library seeks applications for up to ten Open Pedagogy Fellows for the Spring 2019 semester, each carrying a $2500 stipend. The Fellowship experience will enhance participants’ understanding of open […]

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    The Impact of OER

    As the impact of Open Educational Resources (OER) has started to be felt across higher education (with federal funding, various statewide initiatives, and increasing use) new questions begin to arise. One question is how the spreading interest in free materials will shape the future of […]

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  • Exploring Open Education

    Over the past 30 years, the concept of open education has developed alongside technological advances, and gained significant worldwide attention. Funding has been allocated on both the state and federal levels to support open access and open data projects: CUNY and SUNY were recently awarded […]

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  • OER in Context

    The recent movement towards Open Educational Resources (OER) is an undeniable force within higher education. For two consecutive years, both CUNY and SUNY have each received 4 million dollars towards the implementation of OER across their campuses. Let’s take a closer look at why interest […]

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  • A Closer Look: Open Educational Resources (OER)

    You may have heard the term – OER, or Open Educational Resources – and wondered what it means. Let’s take a closer look. Open Educational Resources (OER) are defined as “free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used for teaching, learning, research, and […]

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  • RFP: Review OER in Your Discipline

    CUNY and SUNY are currently making significant investments to support the deployment of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are texts and other materials that reside in the public domain or that have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others, and […]

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    Grant Opportunity for Open Educational Resources

    Graduate Center students who teach courses at other CUNY campuses, along with the faculty based at those campuses, may be interested in this $2000 grant opportunity, open to the CUNY community only, to open up a course — transforming it from a course that relies […]

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  • Open Education Is Not a Luxury

    Audre Lorde famously asserted that “for women . . . poetry is not a luxury.” Artistry and lived experience shared, while valued less than dominant notions of thought and process, is “a vital necessity of our existence,” she wrote (Lorde, Audre. Poetry is Not a […]

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    Open Education and OERs: Moving Beyond the Jargon

    Even as it becomes clear that higher education may, in fact, survive the great MOOC threat of the 2010s, there continues to be a mixture of anxiety and misconceptions around the notion of open education. So what do we mean by open education? Personally, I […]

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  • Prioritizing Pedagogy with Libraries

    Prioritizing Pedagogy Teach@CUNY Day is an administrative-led project coordinated by the Teaching and Learning Center, but has its roots grounded in the student-led Purposeful Pedagogy workshop which understood that “most adjuncts enter the classroom without any formal teaching or pedagogical training.”1 In 2012 Sociology doctoral students, namely […]

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