Review existing OERs for remix

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A significant feature of the OERu model is that courses are based solely on OER and typically assembled from existing OER. The purpose of this page is to identify any gaps in the course materials or where improvement will be required to meet the standards of your institution. The content and structure of this page will be determined by your approach for the course, for example:
  • If this is an existing course developed by your institution to be released under a free cultural works approved open license, this page might contain a summary identifying any third party copyright resources which must be replaced by OERs.
  • If the course is a full OER course sourced on the Internet, this page will summarize any gaps between the OER course and your specified learning outcomes.
  • If the course is assembled from OERs from a variety of sources, this page may contain a summary of the resources reviewed to assist with selection of the most suitable resources for reuse and/or remix. See for example this review of existing OERs for the Open Content Licensing course.
  • Be sure to consider the file formats of the source materials to estimate the effort required for conversion into editable formats.
  • Many courses may direct learners to open access materials available on the web. Here the licensing of the materials, formats etc are less of an issue. However all core OERu course materials, for instance study guides, must be available under a free cultural works approved license (CC-BY, CC-BY-SA or Public Domain declaration) and available in open file formats to be accommodated on the WikiEducator platform.

note - COCE = SNHU College of Online and Continuing Education-sourced materials

1.1.1 Resources: Writing concise sentences (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Writing structured paragraphs (YouTube) (COCE) Ways to structure sentences State College on Saylor) Sentence fragments State College on Saylor) Sentence combining skills (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Reading and writing as conversation (Colorado State University on Saylor) How writing leads to thinking (not the other way round) Historical Institute on Saylor) The fundamentals of critical reading and effective writing on Saylor) Subject and predicate of Ottawa on Saylor) Guide to grammar and writing Community College on Saylor) Quotation marks Community College on Saylor) Avoiding primer language Community College on Saylor) Sentence variety Community College on Saylor) Run on sentences, comma splices Community College on Saylor) The elements of style – William Strunk The notorious confusables Community College on Saylor) The apostrophe Community College on Saylor) Possessive forms Community College on Saylor)

1.1.2 Composition and writing skills (St Josephs on Saylor) Using examples (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Developing a definition (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Rules for comma usage (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Parentheses (Capitol Community College on Saylor) The exclamation mark (Capitol Community College on Saylor) The question mark (Capitol Community College on Saylor) The verb to be (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Conjunctions (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Articles, determiners and quantifiers (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Grammar self-check quizzes (COCE)

1.1.3 How to write an effective essay – the introduction Tips for essay writing on Saylor) Using unbiased language Community College on Saylor) A social model of writing State University on Saylor) Cause and effect Community College on Saylor) Correlation and causation Using italics and underlining Community College on Saylor) Punctuation between two independent clauses (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Overview and contradictions on Saylor) Is it plagiarism yet? on Saylor) Avoiding plagiarism on Saylor)

1.2.1 Why social media is far more important than you think (COCE) Wordpress site (COCE) Setting up wordpress blog Advice on blogging (COCE) Wordpress tutorial on how to blog Top 10 reasons to start a blog Top 10 tips for beginner bloggers Parallel form Community College on Saylor) Parallel structure on Saylor) How to write a blog post (COCE) Blog safely (COCE) Twitter Mania (COCE) 50 Examples of great blog engagement (COCE) Blogs and your Business (COCE) Five Factors for selecting social media marketing tools (COCE) How to use Social media successfully (COCE) Charles Leadbeater on Innovation (COCE) The Future of Social Media (COCE)

1.2.2 Writing guide – audiences State University on Saylor) Guide to public speaking Audience awareness A+M on Saylor) Audience analysis books on Saylor) Writing for children (COCE) Introduction to business writing (COCE) Professional, technical writing (COCE) Writing for a job or a professional audience (COCE) Know your audience (COCE) Writing for a North American business audience (COCE) Study guides and strategies (COCE) How to write for a global audience (COCE) 25 do-s and don’t-s – writing for a global audience (COCE)

1.2.3 Business Letters are different (UNC on Saylor) Effective workplace writing (Purdue on Saylor) Business writing (Colorado State University on Saylor) 12 Tips for better business writing (COCE) Business writing Guide to basic business letters Why is business writing so awful? Grammar development – modifiers (Capitol Community College on Saylor) Grammar development – Pronouns (Capitol Community College on Saylor)

1.3.1 / 2 / 3 The body of the essay (Saylor) Writing an Analysis (COCE) Literary analysis (an Analysis essay of a book – tutorial and examples) (COCE) Elements of Analysis (COCE) Organizing your Analysis (COCE) Words that signal changes and movements in the text to the reader (Saylor) Ending the essay (Harvard on Saylor) Grammar development – the passive voice (Colorado State University on Saylor) How and why to create a useful outline (Purdue on Saylor) Revising your essay (COCE)

1.4.1 / 2 The Ethics of Blogging 21 ways to create compelling content (COCE) Social media in plain English (COCE) The editing and rewriting process (Capitol Community College on Saylor)

1.4.3 How to properly research on the Internet (COCE) The Internet Detective (COCE) 10 Places to conduct academic research online (COCE) Online research quiz (COCE) Plagiarism (COCE) Cite generator (COCE) All writing is argumentative (Methods of discovery on Saylor) Arguments are everywhere (UNC on Saylor) MLA formatting and style guide (Purdue on Saylor) Editing the essay (Harvard on Saylor) Editing the essay part II (Harvard on Saylor) How can I effectively present my argument? (Purdue on Saylor) The Toulmin method (Colorado State on Saylor) The pattern of an argument (Saylor) Counter-argument (Harvard on Saylor) Anticipated objections and rebuttal (Colorado State on Saylor) Logic in argumentative writing (Purdue on Saylor) Basics of MLA citing (COCE) Citation game homepage (COCE)

1.5.1 20 stunning social media statistics (COCE) Social Media – disease or menace? (COCE) What is a research paper? (Empire State College on Saylor) Developing a research question (Empire State College on Saylor) Taking notes (Empire State College on Saylor) Using research and evidence (Purdue on Saylor) Evaluating websites – criteria and tools (Saylor) Editing and proofreading (UNC on Saylor) Critically analyzing information sources (Saylor)