What do students have to say about OER?

Open educational resources (OER) are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.”

The NYSCAS Business & Accounting department has long been a champion of OER (we highlighted Professor Angelo DeCandia as a Textbook Hero on this blog in July). At the end of the fall 2020 semester, the chair of the department, Dr. Sabra Brock’s students shared their feedback on their OER textbooks with us — and they had a lot to say.

After reading what students have to say, are you interested in using OER in your courses? Contact the Libraries to learn more about how you can save your students money, keep them enrolled, and help them succeed!

Bringing Scholars to the Limelight: Preliminary Results of a Study on Touro Scholar

A glimpse of Touro Scholar
A glimpse of Touro Scholar

You may have seen earlier blog posts hinting at a new library service called Touro Scholar. OK, so we’ve mentioned it a little. But what is it? It’s Touro’s new institutional repository, launched in April 2016, which showcases the full breadth of the scholarship of the Touro College and University System (TCUS), including New York Medical College (NYMC). Unlike the Faculty Publications Database, Touro Scholar will have full text articles, data sets, and even video. Continue reading

We love hearing from YOU!

The results are in! Here’s what students and faculty have to say about the Touro College Libraries:

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We value your feedback and use it to shape the services we provide and our direction for the future. If you have any additional feedback or suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

Contributed by: Sara Tabaei, Information Literacy Services Director, Midtown