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Art Images for College Teaching
Over 2000 images for use in college classes. "Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) began as a personal project dedicated to the principle of free exchange of image resources for and among members of the educational community."
"Pictify is the global home for sharing your favourite artworks, seeing other people’s, adding your comments, and building your own collection of
favourite paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings, or any other art medium."
Planner 5D is a cross platform service that allows users to create their own floor plans and interior designs. Work on projects with other users, share your project looks with your friends, add real furniture to your project from integrated manufacturers catalogs, and export high-resolution images.
MediaCollege.com is a free educational website containing tutorials, reference and other resource material in all areas of electronic media production. The site includes hundreds of exclusive tutorials covering video & television production, audio work, photography, graphics, web design and more. You'll also find utilities, reference material (e.g. user manuals), industry news and a helpful forum.
"process.arts.ac.uk is an open online resource sharing day-to-day practice and research of art, design and media. The site encourages users to openly share and use creative commons licensed content and support others in doing the same."
Design & Innovation
Free course materials from The Open University (UK), including videos, audio, and documents.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
This course will introduce the student to the process of modeling 2- and 3-D objects with computer-aided design; the student will learn the basics of drafting by hand as well. This free course may be completed online at any time. Has PDF materials, Powerpoint lectures, YouTube videos, and more.
Introduction to Design Inquiry
"Introduction to Design Inquiry explores the nature and exercise of design intelligence. It aims to open avenues for further research and, along them, to open vistas on the teaching of design and on more mindful professional design practices." These are lecture notes that are meant to be read in advance of the lectures, serving as an introduction and supplement to them.
Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!