If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," consider whether having a less expensive - or even free - alternative would help your at-risk students to increase their probability of success.
Today, we have a cohort of faculty who have offered to share their experiences in adopting Open materials for their courses. Your colleagues will share not only how they came to use OERs, but also how their students have benefitted. We hope you'll make time to join us!
This afternoon's 2:30-3:30pm session will be held remotely, via Webex:
Some of our panel members will share their information asynchronously, while others will join us in real time. This session will be recorded, and the recording will be posted to the CTLA website.
Now, the term "Open Educational Resource" (OER) can refer to something as broad as an entire course that you can use, or as narrow as a single handout, or even a single image or audio track that you can "remix" for use in creating your own course materials.
To get you in the swing of things for our special Open Education Panel later today, I thought I'd share some resource sites where you can find FREE media (both images and audio).
The University of Washington resource, "Copyright free images," has quite a few websites listed, but here are some highlights that I have taken directly from this source:
FIND FREE IMAGES:
(Most of these descriptions are directly from the respective websites.)
Flickr Creative Commons Search and Resources
Open Access Photographs & Historical Images
FIND FREE AUDIO
In the blog post "11 Best Royalty-free Music Sites for Your Amazing Videos," Animaker recommends sites for audio that may be of interest.
Here are a couple of examples: The 2019 Wix post, "10 Best Sites for Free Music for Videos," overlaps a lot of the sites listed by Animaker, but does also have additional resources.
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