In the past I’ve relied on our Pitts Theology Library staff to help me wade through copyright laws, Emory policies, Bb opportunities and constraints. This module has been helpful so I can be better informed and also equipped to search on my own for OER.
I was grateful for the reference to Open Washington where I found a variety of Open Educational Resources for the DMin class, as well as a OER for other courses I’m developing. While not many OER texts books related to my course on (theological and social) community analysis existed, a search in sociology unearthed these two books (below) that look promising, particularly the book on changing the social world. What student doesn’t appreciate a free text book?
Text book: http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=141 Continuity and Change. Steven Barkan, University of Maine
Text book: http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/BookDetail.aspx?bookId=38 Understanding and Changing the Social World. Steven Barkan, University of Maine
Open Washington’s library of videos linked to Vimeo.com. A search in the nonprofit and activism category revealed lots of international videos that didn’t relate to my course until I found this one that I encourage you to watch: H(R)OPE Video: https://vimeo.com/groups/creativecommons/videos/64110751 This brief, quiet and surprising video highlighted one of the physical assets of an urban community that might expand students’ imagination as they observe neighborhoods.
The photos/images available through Flickr.com (also linked from Open Washington) was a fine resource. There were dozens of photos I could download and lodge in a fast-paced PP presentation. One of those was a simple photo of a sign in Berkley advertising a Tool Lending Library, one more creative community asset that draws on the power of associations and social capital: Tool Lending Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/41840698@N05/8540453967/in/photolist-e1G4qk-e1G2FT-e1MGbj-e1G3aR-e1G3ix-e1G2Wz-e1G2fp-e1G456-e1G3xc-e1MGHq-e1G3Dc-e1MFPj-e1G3J8-e1MFqf-e1MEKJ-e1MFuL-e1G46D-e1MEVG-e1MGVU-e1MEq3-9qXFyn-ngzsib-niizgP-ngwZaP-ngzsbh-neuLCw-e2mm1U-9qxMuc-9ZtYZU-4Vj7X-bz7sU6-e48qfj-cZuH77-6V7UHx-8TXaNm-d3vHJJ-e1BiF3-6mXUCC-bmTSRo-5ZcNcR-nWUs7W-88WjDs-byv1AP-2tt6ZX-8SXazN-cqwdLh-bU8MyT-e1MEQC-e1G4gc-e1G28Z That’s quite a long link for a little photo.
Enjoy. David Jenkins