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05.09.2018 - 2 min. Read

OER Workshop Materials Available for Download

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Are you an educator looking to integrate OER into your teaching? A new set of workshop materials, designed by Maureen Glynn and Jenni Hayman as part of a pilot with Ryerson University’s Digital Education Strategies (DES) team, is now available. This package of workshop materials for teaching and learning professionals is designed to build awareness and use of OER on campuses across Ontario.

eCampusOntario’s Open Education Fellow Maureen Glynn (also an Instructional Designer at Ryerson University) and Program Manager Jenni Hayman have crafted a package of workshop materials for anyone to download, use, and customize. The resources are made available in Google Docs for maximum adaptability, and licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

The resources were collected and created as part of two workshops that were piloted with the DES team in March and April 2018. Jenni and Maureen have compiled their work and made it available via this Google folder: http://goo.gl/qHGdMw. The resources include facilitation guides, presentation slides, activities and handouts that can be used as is, or re-mixed, for your audience.

The materials were developed to be flexible, recognizing that people who participate in this type of workshop may have a variety of knowledge about OER. “We intentionally designed these resources to support a spectrum of learners,” Jenni acknowledged.

Workshop One includes materials to support learning about OER, how OER might fit into course design processes, why OER matters to your stakeholders, where and how to find OER, how to assess OER for quality and suitability, and Creative Commons licensing and attribution. The workshop builds on activities and dialogue aimed at fostering fruitful conversations around OER.

Workshop Two focuses on finding and using OER, and making OER an integral part of course development. Activities include an OER scavenger hunt and a mini-OER discovery and integration sprint.

The DES team at the Chang School have used their experience and knowledge gained from the workshop to help guide future direction in their work.

“Moving through the process of examining what integrating OER means for us helped us ultimately realize that we needed to clarify our vision as a group and articulate a policy to help shape understanding and expectations,” Maureen reflected.

The resources were recently featured in the IDIG Ontario webinar on August 14. Watch the recording to learn more.