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Getting Started with Open Educational Resources book cover

Getting Started with Open Educational Resources

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Mahrya Burnett, Jenay Solomon, Heather Healy, Nancy A. Henke

Editor(s): Jenay Solomon, Heather Healy, Mahrya Burnett

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Last updated: 26/05/2023

This guide is primarily intended for recipients of the University of Iowa Libraries’ OpenHawks OER grants. It includes information from openly licensed sources on topics such as copyright, licensing, OER definitions, and open pedagogy.

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Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Music

All Rights Reserved   English

Author(s): Matthew Arndt

Institution(s): University of Iowa

Last updated: 23/04/2023

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Science for Developing Scientifically Literate Citizens

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  10 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Dr. Ted Neal

Editor(s): Rachel Dunn, Jenny Haley, Ella McDonald, Ben Smith, Jeff Nordine

Last updated: 18/04/2023

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Handbook for Teaching Excellence

All Rights Reserved  19 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): University of Iowa - Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology - Center for Teaching

Editor(s): Anastasia Williams

Institution(s): University of Iowa

Last updated: 12/04/2023

The Handbook for Teaching Excellence, created by Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center for Teaching staff, supports all UI instructors in navigating their teaching roles and creating meaningful learning experiences for their students.

In the handbook, you’ll find opportunities for reflection on learning and teaching experiences and evidence-based strategies for:

• Planning aligned and equitable courses

• Nurturing a sense of belonging for students

• Teaching in various contexts

• Other teaching and learning topics.

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Success at Iowa - University Services E-Book

All Rights Reserved   English

Author(s): Suzette Blanchard

Last updated: 11/01/2023

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Success at Iowa - Campus Involvement E-Book

All Rights Reserved  18 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Suzette Blanchard

Last updated: 13/12/2022

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Elementary Science Methods I

Public Domain   English

Author(s): Cathryn Carney, Laura Webb, Karly Raus

Subject(s): Education

Last updated: 20/12/2021

This book is to be used in conjunction with the EDTL 3165: Elementary Science Methods 1 class at the University of Iowa. Through this course students will gather meaningful and practical learning experiences to foster elementary science learning environments that engage learners in scientific practices and understanding of biological and chemical sciences; essential concepts; instruction to promote elementary student learning; learning, teaching, subject matter, curriculum, and assessment.

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Surviving Seesaw – You got this!

All Rights Reserved  20 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Subject(s): Education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)

Publisher: CommUnity Health Action Lab

Last updated: 02/10/2021

The purpose of this book is to provide guidance to people navigating the online education platform, Seesaw, which was adopted by many primary and elementary schools during the coronavirus pandemic. This manual was produced by the CommUnity Health Action Lab through a partnership with the Iowa City Community School District and the University of Iowa. It was created using ethnographic research methods with affected community members and it is founded in technology adoption theory and supportive communication literature. CUHAL publishes resources as soon as the first draft is ready and updates in real time. This means that we plan to update it frequently and add/edit content as we get feedback. Our goal is to get this material to the community as quickly as possible at no cost, which means no editors and we appreciate your patience. All of the content is designed with examples from the Iowa City Community School District, but we have added suggestions for how to get to the same type of information for your school district (when applicable). We appreciate your patience with the process.

The March 2021 Version of the Seesaw Manual covers the following:

  • – A basic orientation to CUAHL publications and the manual
  • – A basic orientation to technology
  • – How to get Internet/ get online
  • – How to connect a device to the Internet (Chromebook, PC, Mac, Apple and Android tablets)
  • – How to get to and navigate Clever and the Clever Badge
  • – An overview of Seesaw including an icon glossary
  • – How-to instructions for the calendar, the weekly schedule, and assignments (activities)
  • – Detailed step-by-step instructions for assignments: finding them, figuring out how to complete them, saving drafts, submission, and review

All chapters include images to aid the step-by-step instructions.

These resources are frequently under construction or being updated, but are published as soon as possible for immediate community use. We appreciate your patience with the process and any blunders we may make.

One thing that the CommUnity Health Action Lab does is produce free, evidence-based resources that are grounded in theory. Lab co-director Dr. Magsamen-Conrad guided the production of this manual. “Dr. MC” is one of the most well-respected researchers in the country working at the intersection of community engagement and communication. In one of her previous projects, she spent more than five years on a multi-generational technology training project where she began to develop concepts related to technological capital, digital privilege, and the digital divide. This book is written for individuals who, through no fault of their own, may be “technologically undercapitalized.” Many people who write about how to use technology enjoy a level of “digital privilege” that makes it hard for them to realize that they may have started an explanation using elements of “technological capital” that are not universally understood. The authors have taken care to peel back instructions and explanations so that this manual is understandable at all levels. You may find explanations that you do not really need – that’s cool. Bask in that digital privilege and know that the text is there for others who aren’t as lucky as you are.

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Relate: Sex, Intimacy, and Conflict

All Rights Reserved   English

Author(s): Jacob B. Priest, Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Abigail Lee

Subject(s): Interpersonal communication and skills

Last updated: 27/07/2021

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The Institute of Agricultural Medicine

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Author(s): Kelley J. Donham, William McCulloch

Subject(s): Public health and preventive medicine, Rural communities, History of medicine

Publisher: Kelley J. Donham

Last updated: 23/06/2021

The Institute of Agricultural Medicine at the University of Iowa played an important role in bringing scholarly and professional attention to the health and safety of farmers and rural residents. Its impact is evident in many professional education opportunities available to health care providers today. The Institute also engaged in foundational research on the health and safety of farmers. This text tells from the personal perspectives of the authors the story of the institute, its national and international  connections and influence,  and its key people over its decades-long history.