Online Open Access Resources
- Welcome to Smithsonian Open Access, where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking.
- New York Public Library‘s Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse.
- At the Cleveland Museum of Art, Open Access means the public now has the ability to share, collaborate, remix, and reuse images of many as 30,000 public- domain artworks from the CMA’s world-renowned collection of art for commercial and non-commercial purposes
Books During National Emergencies
- See this New Yorker piece by Jill Lepore about the “National Emergency Library” (March 26, 2020)
- The Public Books Database aims to catalog such resources in a single location and to highlight titles of particular interest: https://www.publicbooks.org/public-books-database/
- The Institute for Historical Research has put together a guide to open-access online materials: https://www.history.ac.uk/library/collections/online-resources/open-access-resources
Writing Program, Pedagogy, Online Literacy
- Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) Resources: https://www.glosole.org/oli-resources.html (See also GSOLE’s “Just In Time” guide to getting online in a hurry, when need arises.)
- The Online Writing Instruction Community: http://www.owicommunity.org (Links to an external site – you will find sample syllabi, assignments, videos, instructional resources, links to other books and research on OWI, instructor development, web tools, and much more.
- Personal, Accessible, Responsive, Strategic: Resources and Strategies for Online Writing Instructors (https://wac.colostate.edu/books/practice/pars). In the book you will find strategies for moving your courses online in a way that utilizes best practices, engages students, and walks you through what might feel like an overwhelming transition into teaching online.
- Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities, in it’s “pre-print” digital platform in light of the national emergency and the widespread, last-minute conversion to online or distance education. This project includes 59 keywords (Collaboration, Textual Analysis, Language Learning, and more) about how to teach a particular concept digitally. But, the most important aspect for us right now: each keyword offers 10 annotated artifacts — that’s more than 590 assignments, syllabi, rubrics, articles available right now. All FREE! It will remain open access (digital) forever.