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Faculty guide to Open Educational Resources (OER): Humanities

A guide for faculty at Seattle Central College who wish to adopt or create OER course materials

About this Guide

This page contains a sampling of available Open Education Resources (OER) in your discipline. For more information about OER, or for guidance about incorporating open practices and/or low cost materials into your course, please contact your subject liaison librarian. 


Your Liaison librarian is Sharon Spence-Wilcox.

Music Resources

Open Music Library

 

FreeSound

 

Juke Deck

 

Dexter Britain

 

Creative Commons Cash Music

 

Libre.fm

 

Incompetech

 

CCMixter and the Free Music Archive Creative Commons has a list of suggestions

 

Legal Music for Videos

Start at Creative Commons and select Jamendo. Jamendo has a collection of openly licensed music and you can search by instrument, mood or genre.

Drama & Theater Arts

Communication Studies

Communication Studies 

Languages

Spanish language instruction resources

 

SPAN 121 – Spanish I

http://opencourselibrary.org/span-121-spanish-i/

Entire open course for introductory Spanish (formerly SPAN 101), Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities) and resources. CC BY license.

 

SPAN 122 – Spanish II

http://opencourselibrary.org/span-122-spanish-ii/

Entire open course for middle Spanish course, Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities)  and resources. CC BY license.

 

SPAN 123 – Spanish III

http://opencourselibrary.org/span-123-spanish-iii/

Entire open course for more advanced Spanish, Washington SBCTC Open Course Library project. Google Drive docs, includes folders for modules (with assessments and learning activities) and resources. CC BY license.

 

COERLL, Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning

http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/coerll/spanish

University of Texas at Austin, CC BY license

Various open Spanish resources. including websites, grammar, exercises, videos. etc.

 

OER Commons search for Spanish language instructional materials at community college level

https://www.oercommons.org/search?batch_size=20&sort_by=search&view_mode=summary&f.search=spanish&f.sublevel=community-college-lower-division

Lots of stuff in here, including complete courses, tutorials, units, exercises, etc. Consider using the limiters on the left side of the page, such as material type, media format, conditions of use, etc.

 

5 Minute Spanish

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/5-minute-spanish-i/id487338699?ign-mpt=uo%3D8

Self-paced course from University of Arkansas professor. Podcasts offer a “good introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it before, or a good refresher for those who have. The course focuses almost exclusively on Spanish grammar.”

Free to use but need iTunes to play.

 

5 Minutes Spanish accompanying textbook, Español I: Spanish for Beginners

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/espanol-i/id581002884?mt=13

This book accompanies the “5 Minute Spanish” podcasts and is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Free to download and use but requires iTunes or Mac/iOS device.

 

Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish (telenovela videos)

http://learner.org/series/destinos/

This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, from Annenberg Learner immerses students in everyday situations and teaches speaking, listening, and comprehension skills in Spanish. Episodes incorporate Spanish from different Spanish-speaking countries. Each episode is closed-captioned and includes related practice vocabulary. Free to use. Drawback? Look and feel a bit dated.

 

 

Japanese

Philosophy

Logic & critical thinking, open textbooks & courses

Logic & critical thinking, supplemental resources

Philosophy, open textbooks

Philosophy, open courses

Philosophy Primary Sources

Philosophy Supplementary Materials