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Teaching Remotely @ R-MC

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***NOTE: Access to most of these resources is ending as of June 30, 2020. The box below this, which lists freely available resources will be unpublished during the first week of July.***

 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous vendors and content providers are making their materials available for use for free. This can include access to resources such as etextbooks, ebooks, online homework, technological tools, journals, videos, and more.

  • Access to these materials is not permanent and can likely not be continued after the current situation has passed, but is being provided as emergency support as institutions around the globe make the quick and unexpected transition to online learning.
  • Some of these resources require the faculty member to request access, others may need someone from the institution to get involved. If institutional activation is required, please contact Laurie Preston at lpreston@rmc.edu.

 

This list will continue to grow as we become aware of more resources.

Free Resources

  • Amazing Educational ResourcesEducation Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings.
  • Cambridge University Press TextbooksCUP is offering free access to their 720 textbooks. These are now available in the Library catalog, but can be linked to directly from the linked website. These will be available until the end of May 2020.
  • LOEB Classical Library<. The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church fathers who made particular use of pagan culture—in short, our entire classical heritage is represented here in convenient and well-printed pocket volumes in which an up-to-date text and accurate and literate English translation face each other page by page. The editors provide substantive introductions as well as essential critical and explanatory notes and selective bibliographies. Available until June 30.
  • KanopyKanopy is working with their partners to provide films for free for the next 30 days. This list will be updated as titles are added. These could be linked in Canvas.
  • KuduKudu is an online education platform that includes a digital textbook, online homework system and in-class polling system. All content is fully customizable,  and there are advanced features such as native LaTeX support and randomizable variables. Available for Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, Political Science, Economics, Psychology, Mathematics
  • National Emergency Library. Full-text of digitized books that are not in the public domain. Normally restricted by digital lending guidelines, now openly available (though not downloadable) until June 30. Includes many older texts that can be hard to find digitally.
  • WILEY "Online Learning Solutions" As a growing number of schools are being affected by COVID-19, Wiley is aiming to ensure instructors who need to teach remotely have the necessary tools to help their students. Beginning today, instructors without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta or zyBooks, can receive free access for their students for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Instructors teaching at impacted institutions can request access to WileyPLUS or Knewton Alta here; instructors looking for zyBooks access can apply here. For current WileyPLUS and Knewton Alta instructors, Customer Success Specialists are equipped to provide additional support, including extension of due dates, adjusting assignments or increasing the capacity to work remotely.
  • University of Michigan Press: Free Access to Scholarly Books. These books will be available March 20-April 30.