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CSci 127 Introduction to Computer Science

Hunter Computer Science | CSci 127 Introduction to Computer Science

Created by Katherine St. John, CSci 127 Introduction to Computer Science "presents an overview of computer science (CS) with an emphasis on problem-solving and computational thinking through 'coding': computer programming for beginners. Other topics include: organization of hardware, software, and how information is structured on contemporary computing devices."

The CSci 127 OER courseware includes:

  • Programming Assignments
  • Tutorials covering various topics, including Python, C++, Logical Circuits, and Machine Language
  • Open Source Programming Texts
  • Lecture Notes
  • Programming Exercises
CSci 335 Software Design and Analysis II

Hunter Computer Science | CSci 335 Software Design and Analysis II

Created by Professor Stewart Weiss, the CSci 335 Software Design and Analysis II OER courseware includes:

  • Lecture Notes
  • Tutorials covering various coding languages, including C/ C++, Linux, and Perl Scripts
  • Open Source Software Resources
  • Course Readings
Hunter Film & Media Studies | News Literacy

Hunter College | CS0 News Literacy

Created by Hunter faculty member
Sissel W. McCarthy, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of the Journalism Program

"The digital age has created the need for a new kind of literacy-a literacy that empowers news consumers to determine whether information is credible, reliable and truthful. This is not just a skill; it is a new core competency for the 21st century. So-called “fake news” is hard to spot and spreads easily, leading to disagreements over basic facts. The antidote to the growing challenges posed by this digital revolution is news literacy. This mini news literacy course includes two three-hour sessions that will teach anyone to become a more critical consumer of news. "

To download the CS0: News Literacy course materials simply follow the links below.

Hunter College | MATH 101

Hunter College | MATH 101 Algebra for College Students

From the About Page:

"This is a custom designed OER course for Hunter College’s Math 101 – Algebra for College Students – course, remixed by Dr. Tatyana Khodorovskiy, from Lumen’s OER materials.

This course presents topics including solving and graphing linear equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic functions and graphing parabolas, composite and inverse functions, exponentials and logarithms, graphing techniques, and applications. This OER text is interactive, aligned with OER videos, and complete assessments, this title is a great low-cost alternative to traditional publisher materials."

The MATH 101 Algebra for College Students Courseware includes:

  • Online Homework Management System (OHM) | [A $25 pre student fee is required for platform support]
  • Instructional Videos and Module/Chapter Summaries
  • Instructor Resources
Sociology 101

Hunter College | SOCIOLOGY 101

Created by Professor Jessie Daniels, the Sociology 101 OER course site "is a place for OER materials for Sociology 101 ("Introduction to Sociology") course for the college classroom. Jessie Daniels (Professor, Sociology, Hunter College) created the site for anyone teaching a beginning sociology course.

You can download, reuse, remix any of the materials here for teaching your own SOC101 class. In the short term, our goal is for ALL Sociology 101 courses taught at Hunter College in the spring 2018 will be 'zero cost' to students for books or other materials. You should make use of these materials toward that end.

Over the longer term, if you have your own OER (or zero cost) materials you would like to share with other sociology instructors at Hunter College and beyond, please add them to this site! This site is a wiki, which simply means that anyone can edit it, but you will need to create a login for the site. "

Adopt & Create OERs

Open NYS

Open NYS | Adopt
Faculty testimonials available on this page

Open NYS

Open NYS
OER Course Development Support

Five Steps to OER Adoption

Five Steps to OER Adoption

LibreTexts OER Remixer

LibreTexts OER Remixer

Open Access Academy

Open Access Academy

OER Self-Publishing Guide

BC Campus Self Publishing Guide

Faculty OER ToolKit

BC Campus Faculty OER Toolkit

CUNY Manifold

CUNY Manifold: Scholarly Publishing Platform

CUNY OER Accessibility

CUNY OER & Accessibility LibGuide

Open NYS

Open NYS
OER Course Development Support

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ACERT | Academic Center For Excellence in Research and Teaching



Helping faculty innovate in pedagogy, technology, and assessment

"ACERT seeks to promote excellence in teaching and research at Hunter. In collaboration with key offices, the Center integrates existing faculty development activities with new workshops and seminars based on input from faculty and Hunter’s academic community. These seminars allow participants to share and discuss high-impact practices that faculty can incorporate into their teaching and research. The Center fosters a community in which faculty use innovative pedagogy, technology, and assessment to enhance their activities as teachers and scholars, and thus to facilitate engaged learning. ACERT is a collaboration of Academic Affairs, Instructional Computing & Information Technology (ICIT), and the Office of Assessment."

ACERT offers a variety of opportunities for Hunter faculty to develop their OER pedagogy, including:

  • Day of Digital Pedagogy - Though a past offering, the Day of Digital Pedagogy page contains information for those beginning to move toward a more digitally inclusive course structure.
  • Lunchtime Seminars - Held every Tuesday and Thursday, 12-2pm in room 1203 Hunter East, these seminars vary in content, and often touch upon OER, digital pedagogy, and the Hunter Zero Cost Textbook Initiative.
  • Guided Explorations - These workshops concentrate on various topics in digital pedagogy, ePortfolio use, digital tools, digital textbooks, video lectures, and OER interactive modules. Presented by a Hunter faculty member in conjunction with an educational technologist, many Guided Explorations result in a finished module or heuristic ready for implementation in an upcoming course.

Check ACERT's Upcoming Events for a comprehensive list of program offerings.



Faculty Innovations in Teaching With Technology


"Faculty Innovations in Teaching and Technology (FITT) is a competitive program for faculty seeking to enhance student learning in innovative ways. FITT awardees undertake creative pedagogical experiments and explore emerging technologies within a vibrant community committed to sharing experiences and expertise. FITT fosters a culture of assessment and encourages faculty to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning."

For more information contact the Technology Teaching & Learning Group

Hewlett Foundation | Open Educational Resources

The Hewlett Foundation OER Grants aim to "Reduce the cost of college and increase the quality of pedagogy by ensuring that OER, including open textbooks, are freely available for postsecondary courses, and that OER-based degree pathways are widely accessible in community colleges."

Through infrastructure investment, Hewlett Foundation OER Grants "Support people and institutions promoting OER, research on OER effectiveness, and the technical basis for OER, including policy and advocacy, research, open licenses, interoperability, and accessibility standards."

Shuttleworth Foundation

From the Shuttleworth Foundation:

"The Shuttleworth Foundation offers fellowships to individuals to implement their innovative idea for social change. We are most interested in exceptional ideas at the intersection between technology, knowledge and learning, with openness being the key requirement."

Fellowships for OER initiatives are offered year round. Contact the Shuttleworth Foundation for more information.

Gates Foundation

From BMCC:

"CUNY Office of Library Services has received a grant from the Gates Foundation to pilot Waymaker, Lumen’s OER and personalized learning courseware, in the 2017-18 AY. This project is part of a larger 3-year research study that will evaluate the impact of this courseware on student success, persistence, and retention.

BMCC Psychology faculty applied and were selected to participate in the study and will use Waymaker in PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology, with five sections running in fall 2017 and five in fall 2018. Monica Foust and Kelly Rodgers, are the lead Psychology faculty members for this project."

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Technology Teaching & Learning Group

Technology Teaching and Learning Group

From the Technology and Teaching Learning Group:

"ICIT’s Technology Teaching and Learning Group (TTLG) seeks to enrich the educational experience of students at Hunter College by encouraging the thoughtful integration of technology into the curriculum. Our team of educational technologists is available to guide, support, and collaborate with faculty, helping them incorporate technology in effective and innovative ways. We work with professors designing, implementing and evaluating hybrid and online courses. We also offer workshops and write technology-related blog posts. In addition, through programs like Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) and ACERT Lunchtime Seminars, we create opportunities for faculty to share ideas, form networks and communities, and learn from one another."

The Technology Teaching & Learning Group provides various opportunities for faculty to enhance their pedagogical techniques through the use of educational technologies, including:

For more information about partnering with a Hunter educational technologist contact the Technology Teaching & Learning Group

OER & Subject Librarians

Hunter Subject Librarians

OER Librarians

Alexandra Gil, OER Librarian
Sheena Philogene, OER Adjunct
Scott Lipkowitz, OER Adjunct

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