Strategies for learning and teaching
Educators across JCU use a variety of licensed and freely available resources to supplement their in-house learning materials. It’s important to understand what types of resources are available, the conditions under which they can be used and appropriate ways to integrate them within subject and course designs.
Publisher content usually takes the form of pre-prepared teaching materials and locked proprietary content, dependent on textbook/eBook purchase or only available with access keys.
Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, educational, assessment and research purposes. Open licensing models such as Creative Commons typically allow broader use than traditional copyright depending on the licence options.
Reserve Online is JCU's central repository for past exam papers and e-learning resources such as required readings, music, moving images – DVDs, broadcasts and online video listed on subject outlines, hosted on the JCU streaming media server and available in LearnJCU. Reserve Online includes publication and metadata information for these works.
Lynda.com provides a searchable library of 3,000+ courses and 130,000+ videos on almost any topic that can be embedded into your subject site.
McGraw-Hill Connect allows you to connect your subject with your McGraw Hill account and embed online textbook content, assignments and assessments directly within your LearnJCU subject site
JCU Library licensed content (Reserve Online)