General Ed

Hindi Grammar Lecture Series

Author(s):Sunil Bhatt

Description:The Hindi Grammar Lecture Series with Sunil Bhatt is a YouTube video series created to help students learn Hindi as a second language. Each video will cover one grammar point, explaining it in detail and giving some example sentences. This resource is beneficial for students learning independently, as well as for use in the classroom.

The Japanese Women Directors Project

Author(s):Colleen Laird

Description:Japanese Women Director’s Project is a public-facing production of resources designed as educational materials that can be experienced individually or incorporated into a classroom syllabus. Each Digital Dialogue contains suggestions for additional viewings and readings, as well as sample discussion questions.

Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150

Author(s):Tristan R. Grunow, Naoko Kato

Description:Digital Meijis: Re-visualising Modern Japanese History at 150 is a curated and edited collection on the Meiji Period, pairing digitized materials and documents with historical narrative and interpretive analysis.

RMST 202: Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World II, Modern to Postmodern

Author(s): Jon Beasly-Murray

Description: In this course, we read literary texts, mostly novels, originally written in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The site comes with lectures for each text (as well as an introductory and concluding lecture) in video format, uploaded to YouTube; written transcripts are also provided. There are also conversation videos (also uploaded to YouTube) with other experts in the field. In addition there are many additional resources, not the least of which are the contributions of students, who post weekly responses to the reading. All this is organized both in terms of the authors covered and via a tag cloud of major concepts.

LAST201: Popular Culture in Latin America

Author: Jon Beasly-Murray

Description: LAST201 is an open exploration of the many facets of Latin American popular culture, from folk tales to the Internet, coca to lucha libre, Mexico to Argentina. We will investigate concepts and topics such as nationalism, class, gender, globalization, autonomy, and resistance. It is also an opportunity therefore to think more about culture in general, and popular culture in particular, viewed through a Latin American lens.

Introduction to the Nepali Language

Author: Binod Shrestha
Description: Introduction to the Nepali Language provides students with an introduction to basic Nepali vocabulary and grammar in order to respectfully engage in interactions that might take place in a community setting. It is designed as a self-paced, open access course and offers learners a basic introduction to the Nepali language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

Introduction to the Tibetan Language

Author(s): Sonam Rinchen Chusang

Description: Introduction to the Tibetan Language provides an introduction for students to study colloquial expressions in Lhasa Tibetan. It is designed as a self-paced, open access course and offers learners a basic introduction to the Tibetan Language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

Digital Himalaya Project

Author(s):Mark Turin, Alan Macfarlane

Description: The Digital Himalaya project preserves in a digital medium archival anthropological materials from the Himalayan region that are quickly degenerating in their current forms, including films in various formats, still photographs, sound recordings, field notes, maps and rare journals.

Arts One Open

Author(s): Jason Lieblang, Derek Gladwin, Jon Beasley-Murray, Robert Crawford, Jill Fellows, Christina Hendricks, Brandon Konoval, Deanna Kreisel, Renisa Mawani, Brian McIlroy, Kevin McNeilly, Gavin Paul, Arlene Sindelar, Caroline Williams

Description:Arts One Open provides Creative Commons licensed recordings and other material from lectures given by some of UBC’s most experienced and distinguished teachers. These instructors hope to provoke you to think in new ways about authors from Plato to Shakespeare, Defoe to Coetzee, and about issues such as knowledge, monstrosity, science, and politics.

eNunciate Pronunciation Resource

Author(s): UBC Department of Linguistics, UBC Deparment of Asian Studies

Description:The eNunciate site is an openly licensed resource that developed that was born out of the collaboration of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Asian Studies, so that the former could apply the ultrasound technology to test biovisual feedback (Gick, et al. 2008) in the context of the second language learning, and the latter could provide students with video materials to help them to improve their pronunciation outside the class.

Phylo: The Trading Card Game

Author(s): David Ng

Description: Phylo is a card game that makes use of the wonderful, complex, and inspiring things that inform the notion of biodiversity; and an exercise in crowd sourcing, open access, and open game development.