OERs Created by SLCC Faculty

This is a collection of OER learning objects created by SLCC Faculty.


ART 1135 - Printing Fundamentals - OERs
ART 1135 - Printing Fundamentals - OERs
This is a grouping of OERs used to teach ART 1135 - Printing Fundamentals at Salt Lake Community College. This is a hands-on class in which students will produce actual printed items. Printing history, printing processes, terminology, art preparation, photo reproduction, prepress, bindery, paper, inks and related items will be covered., Canvas Course Site and Slideshow Lectures created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
ART 1210 - Math for Visual Arts - OERs
ART 1210 - Math for Visual Arts - OERs
This is a grouping of OERs used to teach ART 1210 - Math for Visual Arts at Salt Lake Community College. The course covers basic math functions required of visual artists including fractions, decimals, and percentages. Concepts specific to working with computers, graphic arts, and other art related topics will be addressed as well as basic cost estimating., Canvas Course Site and Slideshow Lectures created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
ART 1280 - Photoshop Software - OERs
ART 1280 - Photoshop Software - OERs
This is a grouping of OERs used to teach ART 1280 - Photoshop Software at Salt Lake Community College. In this course students learn foundation through intermediate photo manipulation, processing, and formatting skills necessary for print and non-print media using industry standard software to prepare photo documents., Canvas Course Site, YouTube videos and Slideshow Lectures created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
ART 2120 – eDesign & Publishing - OERs
ART 2120 – eDesign & Publishing - OERs
For this OER, ART 2120 - eDesign & Publishing, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat are used for publishing to electronic devices such as the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle. Emphasis will be placed on mastering the Adobe InDesign to output digital page layouts. The creation of electronic documents including Interactive PDFs, ePUBs, and iBooks may be covered. All aspects of this OER (Canvas Site, YouTube Videos, and Slideshow Lectures) can be accessed at: https://www.opengraphicarts.com/courses/., Digital Open Educational Resources created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
ART 2200 - Advanced InDesign Software  - OERs
ART 2200 - Advanced InDesign Software - OERs
This is a grouping of OERs used to teach ART 2200 - Advanced InDesign Software at Salt Lake Community College. In this course students will develop advanced skills to create electronic files ready for printing. They will also use their skills to produce quality portfolio pieces., Canvas Course Site, YouTube Videos and Slideshow Lectures created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
An Introduction to Geology
An Introduction to Geology
This OER eTextbook, An Introduction to Geology, is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to Geology at no or very nominal cost. It contains both written and graphic text material, intra-text links to other internal material which may aid in understanding topics and concepts, intra-text links to the appendices and glossary for tables and definitions of words, and extra-text links to videos and web material that clarifies and augments topics and concepts. Like any new or scientific subject, Geology has its own vocabulary for geological concepts. For you to converse effectively with this text and colleagues in this earth science course, you will use the language of geology, so comprehending these terms is important. Use the intra-text links to the Glossary and other related material freely to gain familiarity with this language. You can access the OER eTextbook here: http://opengeology.org/textbook/, OER eTextbook created by Chris Johnson, Matt Affolter, Paul Inkenbrandt, and Cam Mosher, faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Art 1200 - InDesign Software - OERs
Art 1200 - InDesign Software - OERs
This is a grouping of OERs used to teach Art 1200 - InDesign Software at Salt Lake Community College. In this course students learn the skills, tools and procedures needed to create electronic page layout files for output using leading industry software., Canvas Course Site, Slideshow Lectures, and YouTube videos created by Jessica Curran of Salt Lake Community College.
BIOL 2060 Textbook - Microbiology
BIOL 2060 Textbook - Microbiology
BiOL 2060 Textbook - Microbiology is a website that integrates the OpenStax Microbiology eTextbook with ancillary resources for each chapter chosen by SLCC Biology Department Faculty. This gives a customized experience to students at Salt Lake Community College. A broad range of topics are covered in the 26 chapters with ancillary resources. The opening chapters present an overview of the discipline, with individual chapters focusing on microscopy and cellular biology as well as each of the classifications of microorganisms. Students then explore the foundations of microbial biochemistry, metabolism, and genetics, topics that provide a basis for understanding the various means by which we can control and combat microbial growth. Beginning with Chapter 15, the focus turns to microbial pathogenicity, emphasizing how interactions between microbes and the human immune system contribute to human health and disease. The last several chapters of the text provide a survey of medical microbiology, presenting the characteristics of microbial diseases organized by body system. The website can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/biol2060textbook/, Google Sites platform website OER Textbook created by SLCC Biology Department Faculty at Salt Lake Community College working with the OpenStax eTextbook "Microbiology."
BIOL 2065 - Laboratory Manual
BIOL 2065 - Laboratory Manual
BIOL 2065 - Laboratory Manual is a website that integrates materials from open educational resources to create a lab manual is customized for Salt Lake Community College students. Content come from SLCC Biology Department Faculty, OpenStax, and STUDENTfactureED. The Laboratory Manual is free for students and laid out in the following manner: students must read the pre-lab material prior to attending lab each week. Students need to print out and complete the pre-lab worksheet and bring it to lab with them. During the lab time, students can follow the protocol on their electronic format device or use a computer provided in the lab facility. Student also need to print out the lab worksheet and bring it with them to complete during the lab period. This electronic laboratory manual website has been beta tested and is being used for the first semester (2019) in a full lab setting. The Laboratory Manual website can be accessed here: https://sites.google.com/view/biol2065labmanual/, Google Sites platform website OER Laboratory Manual Textbook created by SLCC Biology Department Faculty at Salt Lake Community College in conjunction with STUDENTfacturED and working with OpenStax materials.
College Algebra: A Partnership between Institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education
College Algebra: A Partnership between Institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education
The development of this OER textbook was initiated by Salt Lake Community College to provide its students with a low-cost textbook. University of Utah and Weber State University later joined the project. These institution have cooperatively developed a rigorous text. The body of the text conforms to the College Algebra Learning Outcomes identified by the Utah System of Higher Education. In addition to those mentioned as publishers, several others have made substantial contributions creating MyOpenMath homework, video lectures, and providing technical support. At Salt Lake Community College this textbook is used for Math 1050 and Math 1060., PDF of OER Textbook was provided to SLCC Digital Archives by Suzanne Mozdy, Associate Dean of Mathematics, 2019-03-05.
Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography
Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography
This website/eTextbook, Dynamic Earth: Introduction to Physical Geography, covers an introduction to physical geography as well as chapters on topics such as the universe, the solar system, planet earth, plate tectonics, earth's tectonic forces, weathering, erosion and deposition, fresh water, oceans and coastal environments, the atmosphere, weather processes and systems, climate systems and change. As of 2018, this next book is in the process of being updated to a PressBooks format. You can access the eTextbook (and some of the PressBoook chapters) here: https://www.opengeography.org/physical-geography.html, Website/eTextbook created by R. Adam Dastrup, faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Introduction to Human Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
This website/eTextbook, Introduction to Human Geography, covers the an introduction to geography as well as chapters on topics such as population and migration, cultural geography, political geography, sustainable development, food, water & agriculture, urban geography, environmental issues and living with disasters. You can access the eTextbook here: https://www.opengeography.org/human-geography1.html, Website/eTextbook created by R. Adam Dastrup, faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Introduction to Physical Geography - PressBooks Format
Introduction to Physical Geography - PressBooks Format
This Pressbooks book, Introduction to Physical Geography, covers the Introduction to Physical Geography, The Universe and Solar System, Planet Earth, Plate Tectonics, and Earth's Tectonic Forces. This PressBook can be accessed here: https://physicalgeog.pressbooks.com/, Online book created using Pressbooks software by R. Adam Dastrup, faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Natural Disaster and Human Impacts
Natural Disaster and Human Impacts
This website/eTextbook, Natural Disaster and Human Impacts, covers the an introduction to natural disasters as well as chapters on topics such as plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, tsunamis, weather hazards, sever weather, hurricanes, climatic disasters, wildfires, and climate change. You can access the eTextbook here: https://www.opengeography.org/natural-disasters.html, Website/eTextbook created by R. Adam Dastrup, faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Open English @ SLCC: Texts on Writing, Language, and Literacy
Open English @ SLCC: Texts on Writing, Language, and Literacy
Open English @ SLCC is an evolving digital book created and maintained by English Department faculty at Salt Lake Community College. It exists to provide our faculty–over one hundred full- and part-time instructors–with robust, flexible, and locally produced open educational resources (OER) that can be used for teaching a variety of courses across our composition sequence. The book is organized around a set of six locally-responsive threshold concepts that form the conceptual backbone of how our department approaches the work of teaching reading, writing and rhetoric. These threshold concepts–transformative, integrative and troubling ideas that we feel are essential for any kind of mastery in writing and literate practices–build on foundational work in thresholds by Eric Meyer and Ray Land, in addition to more recent work on threshold concepts in writing by Linda Adler-Kassler, Elizabeth Wardle and many others. Unlike a traditional textbook, the writing in this book invites remix, adaptation, and repurposing to match the specific needs of its users–SLCC writing students and instructors primarily–but also faculty and students at other schools, course designers, WPAS, and anyone else interested in open texts about writing, language and literacy. You can access the OER here: https://openenglishatslcc.pressbooks.com/, PressBooks platform OER Textbook created by the SLCC English Department Faculty at Salt Lake Community College.
Open Geography Education
Open Geography Education
This website is dedicated to providing free or open curriculum and resources to anybody who is interested in our geographic world. Using the world as our contributors and content experts, we will strive to make the most engaging, dynamic, and relevant information possible. UPDATE: This website is going through a redesign as of Summer 2018. The content and textbooks will be migrating over to PressBooks to align more with other OER material. If you would like to help, please feel free to contact me at opengeography@gmail.com. Access the website here: https://www.opengeography.org/, Website with OER eTextbooks created by and curated by R. Adam Dastrup, Faculty of Salt Lake Community College.
Open Graphic Arts: Free Resources for Graphic Arts Teachers
Open Graphic Arts: Free Resources for Graphic Arts Teachers
The content posted to Open Graphic Arts is free to be used by educators for educational purposes. We currently share access to the course materials developed for our own classes, access to public versions of our Canvas courses (Note – Not all content can been seen at the public level), and provide downloadable Canvas courses upon request (which does include access to 100% of the course content). Our OPEN work started with a desire to make all Graphic Communications courses at Salt Lake Community college free or low cost for all students once tuition and fees have been paid. This process began by developing resources, teaching materials, lectures, and recordings to be used in lieu of items requiring hard costs like textbooks, course supplies, and subscriptions specifically geared toward SLCC students. As our processes have expanded internally to include seven fully OER designated courses we have committed to streamlining our OPEN content to be more easily adapted by other high school, college, and university teachers. We are currently working to update all OPEN content to remove SLCC specific information like course numbers, mentioning project specific information within recorded demos and lectures, etc… In addition, we are in the process of formatting our comprehensive slideshow lectures into a more textbook-like format. Access the website here: https://www.opengraphicarts.com/, Website created by Jessica Curran, Whitney King Hyans, and Eric Dederding, Faculty of Salt Lake Community College.