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Professor Simon requested a platform where she could provide her students with links to specialized resources and websites that relate to her course that are freely available on the web or through the library. Since her course relies heavily on site visits, she was also looking for a way to share images with students that would be accessible on a mobile device and allow a student to upload images and video to share as well. Mindful of the fact that not all her course material is available on the web, some of the course material is password protected.

The full site is available at and was developed in collaboration with Miriam Deutch and Diane Dias de Fazio.


This open educational resource was created as part of The Brooklyn College Open Educational Resource Pilot Project, 2014-2015. This project was designed to encourage faculty experimentation and innovation using open and/or library licensed resources for their course materials. The project supported faculty writing their own content, curating openly available scholarly digital content, and library assistance with resource identification, online publishing, creative commons licensing and copyright compliance. This alternative to print textbooks addresses multiple learning styles and pedagogies through customizable, interactive, multimedia content and may result in greater student learning and lowering student costs. Approximately 5000 Brooklyn College will be served yearly by the completed projects. Moreover, the resources are accessible to a global audience.

The Pilot Project was coordinated by Professor Miriam Deutch, Library, and overseen by Terrence Cheng, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, Brooklyn College.

Special thanks to Karen L. Gould, President, Brooklyn College for funding the pilot project.



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