Discipline

For all our disciplines, except for Computer Science, OpenSkill has created a course content package and several ready-to-use assignment guides that incorporate the tools.

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English

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Biology

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Chemistry

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Student Success

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Communication

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Computer Science

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What are Content Packages?

Definition and explanation

Teams of instructors curated existing OER to create each Course Content Package. Each package includes the content needed for the course and interactive, ready-to-use assignments using the OpenSkill tools. The content included for each course was chosen by synthesizing the course requirements from three partner institutions to create universal competencies with a goal that each course addresses the major concepts from multiple college’s perspectives.

Examples of use

OpenSkill Course Content Packages are designed to offer instructors flexibility and ownership over the content and materials they teach with. OpenSkill content can be used as a whole package or a la carte, where an instructor can take specific elements to supplement their own existing material. Customization is also offered within the content and assignments, so you can tailor it to your course needs.

English

Resources

Course Content Package

English Composition I was created by Matthew Bloom from Scottsdale Community College of the Maricopa County Community Colleges.

English Composition II was created by Professor Tricia Foster and Professor Marisol Varela from Miami Dade College, Professor Gerald Maki from Ivy Tech Community College, and Professor Kelly Romirosky from Gateway Community College.

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Universal Competencies - English Composition I

Universal Competencies - English Composition II

Biology

Resources

Course Content Package

This Course Content Package for non-majors Biology is 14 chapters. It was created by Professor Catalina Aristizabal and Professor Juan Morata from Miami Dade College, Professor Jeffrey Miller from Estrella Mountain Community College, and Professor Kevin Law from Ivy Tech Community College.

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Universal Competencies - Introduction to Biology

Chemistry

Resources

Course Content Package

The Chemistry Course Content Package has 16 chapters. It was developed by Dr. Noor Hussain from Ivy Tech Community College and Dr. Alan Rodriguez-Santiago from Miami Dade College.

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Universal Competencies - Introduction to Chemistry

Student Success

Resources

Course Content Package

The First Year College Success Course Content Package has 9 chapters, and it was developed by Professor Jim Rubin of Paradise Valley Community College. It is being reviewed by Dr. Rahnuma Ahsan and Professor Vellisse Grimes of Miami Dade College.

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Universal Competencies - Student Success

Communication

Resources

Course Content Package

The Interpersonal Communications Course Content Package has 12 chapters. It was developed by Professor Stephanie Hill Alexander and Professor R. Ann O'Connor-Whaley from Ivy Tech Community College, Professor Janea Judge-Hemans and Professor Terri Johnson from Miami Dade Community College, and Professor Azra Mahmood from South Mountain Community College. It was reviewed by Dr. Elizabeth Cantu of Estrella Mountain Community College.

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Universal Competencies - Interpersonal Communications

Computer Science

Resources

Course Content Package

We have worked with the Computer Information faculty to iterate on the four tools. We also have some assignment guides using the tools coming soon. CIS does not have a Course Content Package.