In the 2017 – 2018 academic year, I applied for and was invited to participate in an OER Incentive Initiative at Delta College, where I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science. In the 2018 – 2019 academic year, I am implementing the ideas that I proposed in my incentive application and redesigning the course materials for my sections of CST 133, Computer Concepts and Competencies at Delta College.
I am most excited about the student-led, maker projects using Raspberry Pi computers beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. In collaboration with my Delta colleagues, a free, checkout model is being implemented for the Raspberry Pi kits. The checkout model will allow students to checkout Raspberry Pi kits from the Delta College library for the duration of the semester. A stock of Raspberry Pi kits and accessories have been purchased by the Division to pilot the program. I am currently researching other funding opportunities and sources which could allow for expansion and adoption of this as an OER project in other courses. Students also have the option to purchase the Raspberry Pi kits if they would prefer to own the device. I am working with the Delta College bookstore to offer for purchase options by the Winter 2019 semester.
CST 133 Computer Concepts and Competencies materials, redesigned projects and labs are available below. I will be adding to these throughout the academic year. In the redesign of this course, I am using graded, captioned videos for my lecture materials. Analytics and grading of the video content is being done through TechSmith Relay. Video content is also available below.
CST 133 Topics by Week
- Devices & Gadgets
- Education, Technology and Accessibility
- Networks, The Internet & Society
- Data, Security and The Internet of our Things
- Productivity – Making the most of devices and apps
- Sharing Information, Rights and Attribution
- Social Media & Professional Networking
- Coding with Python
- Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Projects
- Python and Raspberry Pi
- Working with Databases
- Blog your Pi Project Sharing
- Raspberry Pi In -Class Showcase
- Computer Science Week Expo of Raspberry Pi Projects
- Course Wrap-up and Feedback
I will be adding to the OER Projects and Labs, shared, Google Drive folder, as well as the CST 133 Computer Concepts and Raspberry Pi Projects YouTube Playlists below as I continue to redesign my course content throughout the upcoming academic year. Content in the Google Drive folder will be organized by weekly topics, as shown in the 15 week model above.
For more information or if you wish to collaborate on a project, contact me at Nicole Ryan at delta.edu.
OER Projects and Labs on Google Drive
CST 133 Computer Concepts Graded Videos [using TechSmith Relay]1/2Year 2060: Education PredictionsTechnology in Education | Zayd Mian | TEDxYouth@AnnArborThe FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom OrderNet neutrality is dead, now what?Protecting your data inside the Home of the FutureComputer Science is Changing EverythingWhat is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfeeDr Sam Aaron - Sonic PiWhat happens to your social media when you die?Full Interview with Eben Upton, and the Raspberry Pi 3The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet | Tanya MenonThe BEST Programming Language To Start WithRunning an SQL Injection Attack - ComputerphileSlow Loris Attack - Computerphile1/2
CST 133 Raspberry Pi Project Videos1/4Retropie 3.6 Tutorial - A beginners Guide to Setting up RetroPie on the Raspberry Pi 3Make "Alexa" Control ANYTHING!Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation - Zelda: Ocarina of Time | Sufficiently AdvancedHow To Make The Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation System - Zelda: Ocarina of TimeGUIDE: BUILD A RASPBERRY PI3 WITH TOUCHSCREEN FOR CAR DASHBOARDHow to Put a Computer in Your Car with the Raspberry PiBuild a Desktop Arcade Machine with Raspberry Pi 3 and Retropie: Super Turbo Pro EditionTouchscreen Smart MirrorHow I built my touchscreen smart mirrorSmart Mirror (EASY Software Setup)How to Make a Raspberry Pi Smart MirrorHow to Give Your Smart Mirror Artificial IntelligenceLamp Project GrovePi SetupLamp Project Relay WiringLamp Project Test1/4
Other Resources1/1Use Video to Improve Student Retention - TechSmith Relay and Odessa Community CollegeReclaim Your Domain Episode 1 - Signing UpTechSmith Fuse1/1