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Guide to discipline-specific sources of open educational resources.

Oer discipline-specific sources

Lesson components

  • Fast Fact
  • Skill/Objective
  • Success Indicators
  • Introduction
  • Activity
  • Review questions
  • Resources

Fast fact

Learning objects are:

  • Web-based, self-contained, small chunks of learning
  • small enough to be embedded in a learning activity, lesson, unit or course
  • flexible, portable, and adaptable, and can be used in multiple learning environments and across disciplines

Skills/objectives

Learners will be able to:

  • Identify resources for locating OER in their own teaching disciplines.
  • Develop a lesson plan using a discipline-specific OER.

Success indicators

  • Lesson plan developed which uses OER.

Introduction

In addition to simply searching for Public Domain Materials on the Web , a number of OER and learning object repositories of on the internet provide a means to search for learning materials by topic and academic subject matter. The Center for International Education at UW-Milwaukee provides a thorough list of learning object repositories .

Other repositories include:

Other discipline-specific sources of OER include:

Archeology

Art history

Computer science

Economics

French

Health

History

Literature

Math

Philosophy

Physics

Political science

Psychology

Science

Sociology

Spanish

Activity

Experience

  • Find learning materials in your teaching discipline at each of the following repositories. Note whether or not a review or rating of the learning materials is available.

Reflect

Complete one of the following reflection activities:

  • Join MERLOT , identify learning materials in your teaching discipline, then add an assignment to a learning object or review a learning object.
  • Join OER Commons , then make your own posting to the OER Matters Discussions area. Click on OER Matters Localization Forum to answer the following question:

"Participate in discussions about how open education content is localized and how the creation of OER facilitates or impedes making content be context-specific. How is content localized at the individual, school, cultural, and national level, and what are the benefits?"

Apply

  • Identify the most useful sources of OER for use in your teaching discipline.
  • Develop a lesson plan using these discipline-specific sources. Post your lesson plan to MERLOT

Review questions

  • What is a learning object?
  • What are the most useful sources of OER in your teaching discipline?
  • What criteria can be used to assess the usefulness of these OERs?

Resources

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
learn
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, Introduction to open educational resources. OpenStax CNX. Apr 17, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10413/1.3
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