In the past, classroom instruction has revolved around textbooks and resources licensed from traditional publishers. However, open educational resources (OER) can offer a less expensive and more flexible alternative.
OERs favor social collaboration and equality of access for learners. However, few studies have examined the development of OERs in languages other than English within higher education.
1. ACE Blog
The ACE Blog features a variety of articles on higher education trends, student affairs news and more. It is a great resource for learning how to study smarter and for finding tips on paying for college, maximizing military benefits and other aspects of the student experience.
The blog also features a series of blogs on students from marginalized communities, including Black and Latino students and asexual students. These blogs use data, research and commentary from ACE staff and guest authors to shed light on the issues and challenges facing these students in higher education and offer solutions that administrators can implement to make a difference for their own institutions.
In addition, the ACE Blog features a number of general ace blogs where people can share their experiences and stories about being aces. These include Asexuality Studies, a blog for discussing new asexuality-related research and statistics, Asexual Archive, a blog for promoting tumblr ace sites and asexual fandoms, Ace Secrets, a secret-posting tumblr and aceshineefics, a tumblr for recommending shonen ace fanfiction.
In addition to a collection of blogs, the ACE website has a variety of other resources for students, including the ACE Student Toolkit and a curated list of online resources for the ace community. These resources include a list of ACE-approved scholarships, advice on studying and study habits, a guide to navigating college life, a list of ace-related organizations and more. They are updated regularly to reflect the latest information on upcoming events and resources. In addition, the site offers an extensive list of ACE-approved professional development programs and a directory of ACE-endorsed colleges and universities.
2. ACE Library
The ACE Library provides UNLV students and faculty with access to university-level resources, including digital books and full-text journals. The library also offers an extensive collection of streaming video materials and allows students to request interlibrary loan services for articles that are not available in its collections. Students and faculty can access the ACE Library through their Canvas accounts by clicking on the Library icon on the main left navigation menu or by visiting its homepage.
The library’s professional librarians are available via chat, text, Zoom meetings, and e-mail to provide online reference assistance. They can assist with library databases, answer research questions, and help students and faculty find the best source for information. They can also recommend resources and offer two webinars each term for students.
In addition, the ACE Library offers a variety of professional development opportunities through its Learning & Teaching Competencies. These competencies can help students and staff align their goals to the Libraries’ strategic priorities, which include supporting student success and scholarly research.
ACE is an acronym for Adaptive Communication Environment, which is a software framework for developing portable, high-performance networked multithreaded applications. The ACE framework provides abstractions for sockets, demultiplexing loops, threads, and synchronization primitives. It is used in high-performance, distributed real-time and embedded systems such as those developed by Boeing, NASA, Facebook, and Intel. In addition, ACE is used in high-performance simulation software such as MCNP and GEANT4. ACE libraries are compiled with C++ and run on any platform.
3. ACE Research
ACE Research features a collection of relevant articles, blogs, data sets, programs and initiatives, and reports. This portfolio of work explores the intersection of student success and equity.
OER are freely available, digital, reusable learning resources that have been created or modified with the permission of their creators. Research shows that students who use OER in their courses achieve better grades and lower failure rates than those who do not. OER also help to break down barriers of affordability and accessibility by making course content more personalized and responsive to student lived experiences.
These bi-monthly e-Digests from NCSSLE include federal and state resources, examples of effective field practice, new NCSSLE resources, and links to additional learning opportunities. The e-Digests are designed to assist higher education administrators, prevention coordinators, and community members in implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework for College and University Students.
The ACE Lab is a cross-departmental research group at the UW Information School that creates Accessible Computing Experiences. The lab’s mission is to create interactive technologies that are more accessible to a broader range of people. They use human factors, computer science, sensing, and crowdsourcing to design and build, and evaluate interactive systems that empower people. Their past work has made iPhones easier to use, changed gesture recognition, and enabled the creation of startup companies. Their work is published in top-tier academic journals. The ACE Lab is an affiliate of the world-class HCI & Design group at UW. They collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to create innovative, accessible technology.
4. ACE Publications
ACE Publications is an American magazine publisher founded in 1952. It published a number of science fiction magazines until 1967 when it was sold to Grosset & Dunlap, then later became an imprint of Penguin Books.
Initially launched by Future Publishing, the magazine was bought in 1988 by EMAP and relaunched as ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment). The editorial team at launch included several ex-Amstrad Action staff. The magazine covered multi-format machines – including the Amiga, Atari ST and ZX Spectrum – and regularly featured articles on graphics and computer music as well as games features. A cover cassette and, later, floppy disk were included to feature game demos.
5. ACE Social Media
ACE Social Media is a dynamic platform that features a robust social media presence on ubiquitous youth channels, including TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Social media strategists and content creators conceive, develop, implement and manage engaging campaigns and content to grow and advance ACE’s presence on these platforms. They also support ACE Action Teams across the country in their local campaign work, primarily by creating and sharing digital engagement tools and resources. In addition, ACE Social Media identifies and supports opportunities for broader online engagement with students, educators, partners and other stakeholders. This position can be done from anywhere in the United States.