LOEL Open Courses

The Collaboration mini-grants in the LOEL project focused on creating open courses through collaboration between librarian and disciplinary faculty member. The below courses are all open courses and all funded through the LOEL grant.

LOEL Philosophy 101:

This course package by Catharine Ross at Community Colleges of Spokane is made available through partnership with a librarian and the Library as Open Education Leader grant. The course is licensed Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial. Please respect licenses and copyrights of other contributions to this course.

Modules in this courseware include:

  • What is Philosophy?
  • Reasoning
  • What am I?
  • What is knowledge?
  • Is there a God?
  • What is justice?
  • What is real?
  • Free will
  • What are right and wrong?

It can also be used by instructors who will be Tailoring I-DEA; however, modules and module content that will not be used should be unpublished upon import into Canvas. This course includes an editable syllabus, homepage, tech assessments, grading scheme, Google Drive instructional folders for each module, and other course settings that are used in Project I-DEA.

Please note that the modules contained in the course package are also posted individually for those who are offering Tailored I-DEA.  To learn more about full vs tailored I-DEA, please review the I-DEA Program Specifications Google Slides Presentation.  To learn more about full vs tailored I-DEA, please review the I-DEA Program Specifications Google Slides Presentation.

Course outcomes: As I-DEA is based on modularized instructional topics,  there are no course level outcomes for this course package.  All outcomes are module based and can be found on the objectives page within each module, as well as the instructional guide housed in the Google Folder accessible from the link at the top of each module.

Biology 175

Chemistry Concepts for Funeral Services Programs

IS 450: Project Management II

ENGL& 202

PHYS& 221

GEOL& 100

The following modules contain resources to support the curriculum of Geology 100 The Earth Revealed as taught by Jennifer Barson of Spokane Falls Community College. These OER and open access materials were created and compiled for the Librarian-Faculty Collaboration Mini-grants 2016-2017 offered by Libraries as Open Education Leaders. Most materials are open educational resources along with some open access materials. Licenses can be found either at the bottom of the resources or on the Canvas content pages.

EDUC 202

Education 202: Introduction to Education with a focus on Washington State

This course will survey the historical as well as contemporary issues that shape education, teaching, and learning in America.  Our investigation will focus on the expanding professional role of teachers and the changes leading education into the 21st century.   For those who would like to be placed in a school for a field experience of 35 to 40 hours during the quarter, information regarding that option will be shared in class.  This course will help those considering teaching as a profession to make an informed career choice.

BUSN 160:

Study of human/labor relations in the workplace today. This course focuses on the global strategies and management approaches from the perspectives of labor and culture which influence behavior within organizational settings. Topics include contemporary workplace issues faced by employers such as diversity and global matters, the impact of technology, ethics and social responsibility, communication, problem solving, and group dynamics/teamwork. This course was developed with LOEL grant to provide cost free Human/Labor Relation class to students.

ENGL& 101:

This is an English 101 course with readings and student essays regarding math anxiety and math access. There is some research that suggests that having students read, understand, discuss, and reflect on math anxiety and access actually helps them be more successful in math. There is no math content in these readings; students read open access articles regarding topics such as stereotype threat or women in STEM.

ANTH& 210

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