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Open Educational Resources (OER/ZTC/LTC)

This guide provides information about OER and a basic primer about copyright and fair use for instruction

Economics

Macroeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

  • By OpenStax. Print and online formats. Testbank questions available with OpenStax account.

Principles of Macroeconomics

  • By Saylor. HTML, PDF, Word format options.

Macroeconomics: Theory Through Applications

  • By Saylor. Faculty reviewed.

Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy

  • PDF format.

Macroeconomics: Fundamentals of Economics I

  • HTML format. Tests and quizzes with registration.

Macroeconomics

  • By Lumen Learning.

Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

  • By OpenStax. Print and online formats. Testbank questions available with OpenStax account.

Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications

  • Online and print formats available. University affiliated and reviews available.

Principles of Microeconomics

  • Online formats. Some assessment available through Lryyx.

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models

  • PDF only, has issues opening with Firefox, use IE or Chrome

Microeconomics

  • By Lumen Learning.

Micro and Macro Resource

  • Sponsored by ASCCC-OERI, available in Canvas Commons

Economics: OER Supplemental Resources

Macroeconomics

Open Yale: Lecture videos on range of economic topics created by Yale instructors

Khan Academy: Microeconomics instructional videos

MIT OpenCourseWare: Open course content, some audio and video files included

Economic Policy Simulator: Online activity by IE Publishing, requires Flash

Macroeconomics simulation game: From Econland, free limited use

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Free webinars

Microeconomics

ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics: Open course by Saylor, guests cannot view exams

Khan Academy: Microeconomics instructional videos

Principles of Microeconomics: Course with video lectures by MRUniversity, free but not Open

General Equilibrium Simulation for Microeconomics: Java applet

Beat the Market Online: Microeconomics simulation by Gold Simulations, free but not Open

OER Supplementary Modules for Principles of Economics Courses

OER Supplementary Modules for Principles of Economics Courses 

The following seven modules are user-ready supplements to the Principles of Economics courses. They are linked to the Openstax textbooks but may be added to any course using Canvas. Each module is divided into separate lessons, each available to download individually into a course. For more information contact Amber.Casolari@rcc.edu 

Income and Wealth Inequality
Seven lessons introducing a topic that has minimal coverage in many textbooks. 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/95ca5ed28a7545eebb84c05d168a7496?shared 

Behavioral Economics
Three lessons on a topic new but important in economic analysis 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/56b71e0c185e4b1fa8a51ddd9f88b52d?shared 

Adding Local Data to Openstax
Approaches to making the unemployment chapter relevant to students using local data 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/b31febc4a94d46899846b254669bc5d1?shared 

History of Economic Thought
Nine lessons including resources and assignments on economic thought from classical, Marx, feminist, pluralist, institutional, Keynes, evolutionary, Austrian and neoclassical.  

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/26b669ab47ef4723bd09eb1bebd785ce?shared 

Game Theory
Four lessons on Prisoner's Dilemma, Strict dominance, Iterated Elimination, and Backward Deduction 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/68fd7ad2d6e94f199b955bc62b50433d?shared 

Climate Change
Eight lessons on an important topic that receives minimal coverage in many textbooks. 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/239f1eb7d05a45deb544d728b94a9a4c?shared 

Integrating CORE Textbook into Principles Courses 

Chapter by chapter integration of the challenging CORE textbook into the more widely-used Openstax textbook. 

https://lor.instructure.com/resources/ba7d189ced65438fab7f97e441e7803e?shared 

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