NSCC faculty share their experiences creating, adapting, customizing and using OER in 3-6 minute lightning talks.
Two sessions with different faculty presenters.
Faculty OER Lightning Talk #1 - Recording Available
Tuesday March 8th 12:00-1:00
Leah Grandy / Melanie Grant / Mike Kaminski / Rhea Langille / Shelley Withers / Tanya Dalton & Wanda Jackson / Jules Fauteux
Faculty OER Lightning Talk #2
Wednesday March 9th 12:00-1:00
Bonnie O'Toole / Keri Sheridan / Di Best / Connie McPherson / Judy Munro / Donna Lee / Julie Crouse
Learn how to use NSCC Pressbooks to adopt (use as is) or modify an open textbook.
Thursday March 10th 12:00-1:30
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A Global Celebration of Open / March 7 - 11 2022
Started in 2012 by the Open Education Global as a collaborative, community-built open forum, Open Education Week seeks to raise awareness and highlight open education efforts worldwide. OE Week provides practitioners, educators and students an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of open educational practices and be inspired by the wonderful work being developed by the community around the world.
Adapting, creating and sharing OER increases dissemination of your work.
Finding, adapting, and creating OER gives you more freedom in your course design by providing opportunities for you to customize and localize your content to the needs of your students.
Open teaching practices allow you to tailor your courses to current research, align outcomes, and engage students as learning partners and co-creators.
OER ensures that students have the current and relevant course materials they need from day one of the course – they don’t have to spend time searching for older editions, rental options, or other ways of “sharing” textbooks –allowing them to get to work on your course.
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OERs are a powerful resource. They are free to use and don’t require permissions. They can be any kind of learning and teaching resource (textbooks, lesson plans, assignments, test banks etc) in any format (digital or print). What they have in common is an open copyright licence that allows the content to be modified, adapted, shared and redistributed.
This means you can give a digital OER to students for FREE. Yes … zero, no cost! Print versions are also possible and can be printed and shared on a cost recovery basis, a huge benefit for students struggling with the high cost of education.
Open is flexible and adaptable. The open licence allows instructors to use the resource as is, or mix and match with chapters from other OERs to create a new resource based on course outcomes. An OER can also be customized by adding local content or visuals. The key point here is that OERs give the power to you. You have flexibility to make the content relevant to your teaching and course(s).