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Hello! I am John Dillon, in HHLPS dept at Los Angeles Valley College. I teach History of the Americas, California, US, and Western Civ.
Harold Marcuse at UC Santa Barbara, working on a chapter for an OER textbook
Jay Hester, History @ Sierra College
Hi Everyone! Vanessa Crispin-Peralta, Long Beach City College
Angela Feres, Chair of History, Grossmont College in El Cajon, CA
Rowena Bermio, History at West Hills College Lemoore, and CSUFresno
OERI list: https://asccc-oeri.org/open-educational-resources-and-history/
What is the process of review for the OER materials? Published textbooks go through a lengthy review process.
I use InQuizitive from Norton and my students really like it. is there anything like that in the OERI resources?
I've also been using videos from the series Unfinished Nation for US History. Those are available through Intelecom, which the school subscribes to
Are there any good sites for world history primary sources?
Asking in general.
We could definitely us an OER US Women’s History Textbook
I second the Women's History comment
I am very grateful for your work on world and western civ histories. I teach at a very small college and teach outside of my area of expertise. These resources are most helpful.
@ Rowena - Older texts that are out of copyright can be found on sacred-texts.com The focus is primarily religious/cultural texts.
Rowena I used this site a lot https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/
Hello Rowena. Here is a website with a lot of primary sources, sorted by region and time period (https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/index.asp). Unfortunately, this website is somewhat old and many links are broken. But it is still a good place to start.
Thank you John Dillon, this is the one I utilize, but so many links are broken
I have been working on a Woen's History course using OER but found it difficult. Primary materials on Women's History is so diverse and wide and still very Euro/USA centric. In short, on the internet, Women's History is scattered
can these OER resources interface with programs like Perusall and Feedback Fruits?
I use Perusall. All you need is for the content to be in pdf format.
I’ve used American Yawp primary sources in Perusall and it works great. The students like it, and it’s particularly useful for primary sources.
A video database with fully correct closed captions would be great. Is someone already putting one together?
Perusall also uses AI to grade the student contributions
Does Perusal ost$$$???
Perusall is free!
What do y’all do when you want students to read, say, a primary source in class, and it’s an OER, but you don’t know if everyone has their own device, and you cannot be sure of your classroom’s WiFi, and now they have to be six feet apart, so they cannot share the same device?
The videos from Unfinished Nation are great. each one is 26 minutes, there are 52 of them and they come through Intelecom.
@ Lillian - Your library may have access to Kanopy, Films on Demand - Academic Database
lots of major US history profs as the talking heads
Re: Kanopy. I have my students sign up for a library card online which gives them access to Kanopy.
Josh: Materials can be downloaded
Thomas - Where can I find Unfinished Nation?
Print = cost
Yes, but downloaded to what device? I guess I’m asking is owning a device now the price of admission to our classes?
I've heard that the bookstore can print copies of these books and sell them to students for very low cost
students could use grant funds to pay if it's from the bookstore, right?
If there are websites to contribute to the community, will ASCCC be acting as a repository of links?
Yes, students can use grant funds to pay for OER through the bookstore.
Emily’s site anti social studies has lots of ideas and resources for diversifying I Hesse courses
You mentioned Yawp is canvas ready. are most of these canvas ready. I feel like I have spent countless hours setting up my modules already and do not want to have to completely start from scratch again
For more niche historical topics, I have found this OER archive: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/subjects/history
so do you pick individual chapters to add them to your canavs modules.
I'm trying to get a sense of the mechanics of how you've created these
Great resource John, thanks!
I just perused the descriptor on U.S. History to 1877 and it lists numerous textbooks. Are those textbooks available through OER?
Does anyone have any links to a repository of images for any of the history surveys?
Sorry I'm late. I have a friend in hospital who had to be transferred to another. I'm 100% here now.
LoC has lots of videos and images that are in the public domain
Has anyone done a class project where the students interact with the OER authors? One of my students found a small error in The American Yawp, so we emailed the authors and got a nice response. That’s a small example. I know some history professors have had classes revise Wikipedia entries, as an other example.
Met Museum website has lots of art images
Rowena: I tend to use Wikimedia Commons for historical images. Almost all images on the Wiki are creative commons.
@ Joshua: I've encouraged students/classes to write textbook authors of published texts when finding errors in content, definitions, interpretation.
Josh: it is an evolving collaborative, so changes can be made
don't forget you have to write accessible descriptions for all the images you use. :-)