Public Speaking and Communication

SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Public Speaking and Communication courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Title Source License  Notes
Communications Boundless CC BY SA
The Public Speaking Project The Public Speaking Project CC BY NC ND
  • this is the foundation text for Lumen’s template course, Principles of Public Speaking
  • website has ancillary materials and quizzes with verified registration, but these materials are NOT openly licensed
International Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication Graphy Publications CC BY
  • Peer-reviewed journal
  • Open access
  • all articles published with open licensing
Public Speaking: The ACA Open Knowledge Online Guide American Communication Association CC BY NC ND
  • complete textbook that has since been taken offline. The open license on it means it can still be used, however.
  • The first chapter (0f 13) is linked here. Please contact us if you would like access to the remaining sections for review.
Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking Anonymous (hosted by University of Minnesota) CC BY NC SA
  • complete textbook

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.