Saint Xavier University Rubloff Hall

Faculty Toolkit

OER by Discipline

Overview

These teaching materials are free and available to the public:

Many public domain teaching materials are not found in OER sites, but instead are deposited into professional society web portals. Be sure to look under the Teacher sections of such association web sites. 

Other repositories of teaching materials concentrate on media materials, for example:

SXU encourages the utilization of existing OER materials. We will create and deposit our materials into a combination of OER sites, society sites, and the new local SXU Institutional Repository (that will hold branded intellectual property of many types). 

College of Arts and Sciences

The Academic Departments and Academic Programs are both included in alphabetical order below. A short description of each resource is included. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us.

Art and Design

1. Google Art Project

Using Google Art Project one can view high-resolution images of artworks within the partnering museums to Google. A virtual tour can be taken of each museum, viewing each museum's personal collection. Access the "walk-through" feature by clicking on the yellow human icon once having selected a museum. 

2. Michigan State University - Art and Art History

Use this tool to find teaching resources, journals, and associations corresponding with art. Each source contains a brief summary and link. 

3. The University of British Columbia - Art Websites 

Use the UBC Research Guide to find useful websites, narrowed down topics such as American, Ancient, or Medieval art, and much more. This source is useful to both students and faculty. 

4. The 200 Best Graphic, App & Web Design Tools &  Resources

This source contains categorized apps and web tools for design in the technological world. Each category contains ten sources, all provided with a short summary.

African American Studies

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Afroamerican and African Studies

This tool contains useful links for both faculty and students. The page can be sent by email or printed, making it easy to share with students. 

2. MERLOT II - Africana or African American or Black Studies

Use MERLOT II to find tools such as websites, videos, and course materials. By creating an account you can bookmark material to be viewed later. Each tool contains a Material Type, Author, Date Added, and Date Modified description. 

Biological Sciences

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Biology 

This tool contains links to useful websites, each given it's own description. The site can be shared with students by selecting the printer-friendly version or sent through email options on the bottom of the page. 

2. MERLOT II - Biology

Using the drop down box on the left hand side, choose from the provided  topics to find a variety of materials. Materials all contain a box on the right-hand side detailing whether they have been peer reviewed and whether they contain discussions or learning exercises. 

3. Michigan State University - Biology Resources 

Use this tool to find various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Chemistry

1. The ChemCollective

The ChemCollective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use their content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams. Students can review and learn chemistry concepts using their virtual labs, simulations, and tutorials. The ChemCollective is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon who are interested in using, assessing, and creating engaging online activities for chemistry education.

2. MERLOT II - Chemistry

Navigate through specific categories using the drop-down menu on the left-hand side to find specific materials. All materials contain a box on the right-hand side detailing their peer review status, discussions, learning exercises, and more. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing. 

3. Michigan State University - Chemistry

Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Communication

1. Michigan State University - Communication

Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

 

Communication Sciences and Disorders

1. MERLOT II - Communication Sciences and Disorders

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. Michigan State University - Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Computer Science

1. The University of British Columbia - Computer Science - Websites 

Using the toolbar on the top of the page, look through lists of websites, theses, articles, books, and more tools. Note: Resources with a yellow icon are not open for public use. Resources with a green open lock indicate they are open for public use.

2. University of Wisconsin - Computer Science Online Resources 

Find specific Computer Science resources using this website. Groups such as Computer Science Organizations, Government Organizations, and Programing organize the sources. 

Education

Counseling

1. MastersInCounseling.org - Top Counseling Resources on the Web

This resource contains several open educational resources organized by category. The categories include but are not limited to grief and anxiety, art and music therapy, addiction counseling, and school and children's counseling. Each resource provided contains a short description.

Early Childhood

1. U.S. Department of Education - Early Learning Resources

Use this list to find publications containing free resources. A short description is included with each link.

2. Scholastic - Early Childhood Today: Links & Resources

This website contains a list of Early Childhood resources. Each resource contains a short description.

Educational Technology

1. John Hopkins - Educational Technology Resources Database

Use this tool to find databases, articles, videos, and more.

2. MERLOT II - Instructional Technology

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

3. The University of British Columbia - Learning Technology

Using the dark blue toolbar on the top of the page, navigate through associations, podcasts, software reviews, and more.

Elementary Education

1. Clark College - Tools and Resources

Find tools easily with this website, resources separated into categories. These include assessment, learning centered teaching, open educational resources, diversity, and more.

2. The University of British Columbia - Education

Using the dark blue toolbar found on the top of the page, navigate through resources such as websites, associations, theses, statistics, and lesson plans.

 

Special Education

1.MERLOT II - Special Education

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2.Vanderbilt Peabody College - IRIS Resource Locator

Select a topic to view modules, case studies, activities, videos, and other resources that correspond. Topics include Accommodation, Learning Strategies, Related Services, Transition, and more.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

1. American Society of Landscape Architects - Sustainability Toolkit: Environmental Models

Given several Environmental Models to choose from, find resources specific each one. Do so by selecting Go to Resources below the model. You will be navigated to a page containing various resources. 

2. ESD Toolkit

 Use this toolkit to locate various types of resources for instructors. A thorough description of each resource is provided. 

3. MERLOT II - Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

4. Michigan State University - Community Sustainability 

Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

General Education

1. USciences - Online Resources for General Education Assessment

This tool contains various sites meant for faculty planning. The links provided each contain a brief description to help users choose the most fitting resources.

History and Political Science

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - History (United States)

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Political Science

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

3. MERLOT II - History

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

4. Michigan State University - History

Use this tool to locate various instructional resources. Each source contains a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

5. Michigan State University - Political Science 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

6. Political Science Toolkit

This toolkit contains a list of links, each divided by category. The categories include Data & Analysis, Primary Sources, Articles on Media Political Bias and Accuracy, Voting Records, and Follow the Money!

Language and Literature

1. MERLOT II - Language and Literature

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. University of Illinois - Literatures and Languages Easy Search

Find online resources by selecting a topic from the left-hand sidebar, each directing you to a new window with online resources exclusive to that subject. You may also view the Popular Resources in Literatures and Languages guide by clicking the name found within the Welcome! paragraph. 

Latino/Latin American Studies

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Latin American Studies

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Duke University Libraries - Latin American Network Information Center

View various categorized resources here. Categories include Academic & Research Resources, Arts & Culture, Media, Professional Associations, and more. 

3. John Hopkins - Latin American Studies

Locate online resources, references, books, primary sources, free digital sources, citing sources, and electronic theses & dissertations with this tool. Use the box on the left-hand side of the page to choose the type of source. Each source page is organized by category. 

Mathematics

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Mathematics 

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. MERLOT II - Mathematics

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

3. Michigan State University - Mathematics

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Middle Eastern Studies

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Middle Eastern Studies

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. GeorgeTown University Library - Arab & Middle Eastern Studies: Internet

    Resources

Use this source to locate articles, books, reference sources, primary sources, e-journals, archives, and calendar conversions. Use the toolbar on the top to navigate through them. 

Music

1. MERLOT II - Music

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. Michigan State University - Teaching Resources for All Areas of Music

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

3. Michigan State University - Teaching Resources for Specific Areas of Study in Music

Navigate through various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Philosophy

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Philosophy 

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Michigan State University - Philosophy

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

3. Philosopher's Toolkit

Use this toolkit to find free online courses and lectures, helpful student writing hints, and suggested websites and blogs.

Physical Education

1. Shape America - Researcher's Toolkit

Locate E-lectures, case studies, interactive assessment activities, and online references with this tool. 

Pre-Health

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Medicine 

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. MERLOT II - Health Sciences

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

3. Michigan State University - Clinical Skills Training & Resources 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Michigan State University - Resources in the Disciplines

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Pre-Law

1. The University of British Columbia - Law - Research & Course Guides 

Navigate through the various research and course guides. Select one to open a new window containing webpage links, indexes, and more. Note: Some resources are not open for public use. 

Psychology

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Psychology

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. MERLOT II - Psychology

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

3. Michigan State University - Psychology

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Religious Studies

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Religious Studies 

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Michigan State University - Religious Studies

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

1. American Anthropological Association - Anthropology Resources on the Internet

Search through a thorough list of online resources easily and efficiently with this tool. Resources are categorized by topic and some include a brief description. Find resources exclusive to teachers by clicking For Teachers on the left side. 

2. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Anthropology

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

3. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Sociology

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

4. Criminal Justice Profiles - Criminal Justice Online Resources

Find online resources easily with this tool. Resources are organized into categories such as General Resources, Drugs and Alcohol, Law Enforcement, and Electronic Journals & Newsletters. 

The following tool contains OERs that have been categorized by open textbooks, resources, other course materials, OER commons, videos, and images. This tool is easy to use as descriptions are included for each resource.

5. Library of Congress - Sociology

This tool contains a list of online resources, each with a short description. 

6. Michigan State University - Anthropology and Archaeology

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

7. Michigan State University - Criminal Justice

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

8. Michigan State University - Sociology 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

9. National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Virtual Library

Use this tool to find a collection of resources and services. Search for specific topics by selecting on any of the Browse By Topics topics seen on the left-hand side. 

Women and Gender Studies

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Women's Studies

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Michigan State University - Gender and Women's Studies

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

3. University of Illinois - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Resources

Use this tool to find resources such as Organizations, International Issues, and  Academic Sites on Women and Gender. 

Graham School of Management

Below you can view the selected resources for each discipline. A short description is included with each resource. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us.

Accounting

1. MERLOT II - Accounting

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. Michigan State University - Accounting and Information Systems

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Finance

1. MERLOT II - Finance

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. Michigan State University - Finance

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Management

1. MERLOT II - Management

Discover various teaching materials here. Each material contains a short description, material type, author, and date added and modified. On the right-hand side you will find a description of additional resources connected to the material such as learning exercises and discussions. 

2. Michigan State University - Management

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

Marketing

1. MERLOT II - Marketing

Navigate through hundreds of materials, all provided with a description of the material type, author, and date added and modified. Each material also contains ratings from peer reviews, discussions, and learning exercises. Look through specific topics by using the drop-down box on the left-hand side. Create an account to bookmark materials for later viewing.

2. Michigan State University - Marketing 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

School of Nursing

View a list of alphabetized resources below, each with a short description. To view a resource, click the title and it will appear in a new window. If you have any suggested resources or find dead links please visit the Suggestion Box page to inform us. 

A-Q:

1. Center for Research on Learning and Teaching - Medicine 

This tool contains various links to online resources. Each resource contains a short description. Share this page with students by selecting the Printer-friendly version or Send by email options on the bottom of the page.

2. Michigan State University - Broad Based Resources

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

3. Michigan State University - Clinical Skills Training & Resources

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

4. Michigan State University - Cultural Diversity

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

5. Michigan State University - Enhancing the Core Competencies 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

6. Michigan State University - Evaluation and Assessment

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

7. Michigan State University - Evidence Based Medicine - Teaching & Resources

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

8. Michigan State University - Osteopathic Principles and Practice 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

R-Z:

9. Michigan State University - Resources for Teaching and Precepting

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

10. Michigan State University - Resources in the Disciplines 

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

11. Michigan State University - Work and Life Skills

Locate various instructional resources, each with a description and link. Navigate through the drop-down boxes on the left-hand side to find resources on specific topics. 

12. The University of British Columbia - Global Health

Using the blue toolbar on the top, select a topic to find resources that correspond. Resources include websites and databases, each with a description. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public. 

13. The University of British Columbia - Health Statistics & Data 

Select a topic from the blue toolbar on the top of the page to begin finding resources. Descriptions are included with all resources. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public. 

14. The University of British Columbia - Nursing 

Select a topic from the blue toolbar on the top to find resources that correspond. Topics include instructional videos, websites, associations, and more. Note: resources not open to the public display a yellow lock icon. Resources with an open green lock are open to the public.