AHTR has created this Repository that not only includes course content, but also offers insight into how these resources can be effectively used in class. The OERs materials added to AHTR provide an overview of Open Educational Resources with a focus on OERs as an opportunity to expand pedagogical choices, develop student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity. We will focus on OERs that may be of special interest to art history (beyond the wonderful smarthistory.org and museum websites). AHTR will publish materials authored or curated by art history faculty that introduce the resources, sample assignments, and other teaching artifacts that including a brief description of an OER; an assignment,lesson plan, or in-class activity using one of the open texts or resources contributed; and an introduction to teaching the materials.
We hope that these initial resources are helpful. Please contact AHTR at info@arthistoryTR.org if you would like to contribute to this resource. We’d love to have your input!