Thoughts? Carnegie Mellon's 'OpenSimon' Initiative/Toolkit

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    James Paradiso
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    Hello, community!

    Per request, I’d like to re-share some recent news out of Carnegie Mellon announcing a learning engineering community called OpenSimon https://www.cmu.edu/simon/open-simon/index.html said to “catalyze a revolution in learning and teaching for the world’s educational institutions.”

    I’d love to hear any stories from the ‘field’ of individuals or institutions who have already pursued using one or more of the freely available tools offered through this effort. (Please reply to this post if you’ve heard of or used any of them.)

    One of my initial favorites from the ‘Open Toolkit’ is the ChemCollective http://chemcollective.org/home: “a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, tutorials, and concept tests. Teachers can use our content for pre-labs, for alternatives to textbook homework, and for in-class activities for individuals or teams.” (The content carries a CC BY-NC-ND license, so it’s free for instructors and students to use and download for offline use.)

    Please share (if you’re so inclined)! 😊

    Best,

    Jim

    James R. Paradiso, M.Ed.
    Assistant Instructional Designer
    Program Coordinator of Textbook Affordability
    University of Central Florida

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