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Educators Can Save Time When They Stop Reinventing the Wheel with OER. Since my early days of teaching I always wondered why hundreds of thousands of teachers across the globe were working in isolation to deliver the same classes to their students.

Educators Can Save Time When They Stop Reinventing the Wheel with OER

If teachers everywhere were teaching English 1, World History, Algebra 1, Poetry, etc., why were they all writing their own lessons, searching for their own resources and materials? Hasn’t this all been done thousands of times before? The answer is yes, it has, and requiring teachers to waste their time writing lesson plans that already exist and search for resources that have already been found numerous times before is a colossal waste of time.

Furthermore, if teachers were writing all these lesson plans and compiling resources, why on earth were we wasting countless dollars on dry, dull, and painfully BORING textbooks? It made no sense! As I entered into the world of teaching I found something very disturbing and that was that many teachers preferred doing business in isolation, behind closed doors. Until now… 350 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. Advertisement Get 1150 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.

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Find OpenCourseWare with OCW Search. FlexBooks. Flat World Knowledge. Connexions - Sharing Knowledge and Building Communities. Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history. Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia Paleolithic art Neolithic art Art of the ancient Mediterranean Ancient Near East Egyptian art and culture Aegean Greek Nabatean Etruscan Roman Judaism in art Art of Medieval Europe A beginner's guide to medieval Europe Books and the dissemination of knowledge in medieval Europe Early Christian Byzantine (late Roman Empire) Latin (Western) Europe Late Gothic art in Italy Art of the Islamic world Renaissance and Reformation in Europe Art of the Americas.

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