Let’s Talk About Teaching 2022 | August 30- September 1, 2022
Hosted by the Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI), this year’s Let’s Talk about Teaching event focuses on connecting and building relationships.
There are four sessions on OER.
Our Journeys Developing Open Education Resources for Math Courses
Presenters: Trefor Bazett, Jane Butterfield, and Chris Eagle, Mathematics & Statistics
Summary: We are the recipients of three Open Education Resource (OER) LTSI grants in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics to work on three projects, two of which are online textbooks and one a review package. In this talk we will share our objectives for these projects and what our journeys have been thus far, bumps in the road included! We will share some of the cool elements made possible by technology such as having interactive websites for the projects with embedded problems, videos, and animations. Read more
Tuesday, August 30th
10:15am – 10:45am
Create Materials with Students: Making Questions
Presenter: Lijun Zhang, Economics
Summary: This session introduces one assignment to:
1) encourage and facilitate active learning by students and
2) create more questions and build up a test bank, accumulating and updating an ORE resource sustainably.
One challenge of using OER is the lack of good facilitating resources. As instructors, we want the materials to be update-to-date and interesting to students. At the same time, flipping a classroom and inducing active learning has been proven effective if done appropriately. Read more
Tuesday, August 30th
12:30am – 1:00pm
Open Education Resources (OER) in Action: A Panel Discussion
Location: HHD 128
Presenters: Inba Kehoe, Head Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Gayle Palas and Jeff Baxter, Technology Integrated Learning (LTSI)
Panelists: Chris Eagle, Mathematics and Statistics, Loren Gaudet, Academic and Technical Writing Program, Michael Paskevicius, Curriculum & Instruction, Inba Kehoe, Head Copyright & Scholarly Communications
Summary: Are you curious to learn more about OER and how other educators are incorporating them into their practice? Join us for a robust conversation with current practitioners and subject matter experts on getting started with OER, keeping momentum, pedagogical considerations, and accessibility and inclusion. We will discuss what makes OER unique, the associated benefits for instructors and students, and share resources to support you in your OER journey.
Wednesday, August 31st
10:45am – 12:00pm
About Loren Gaudet
About Chris Eagle
About Inba Kehoe
About Michael Paskevicius
The Anti-Racism and Decolonial Potential of Open-Source Writing Textbooks
Presenters: Sara Humphreys, Academic and Technical Writing Program
Summary: I had the good fortune to lead a team that built an LTSI-funded, open source textbook for The Academic and Technical Writing Program titled Why Write?: A Guide for Students in Canada. What makes this OER special is not just that it’s specifically designed for first-year composition courses in Canada; it explicitly takes into account anti-racist pedagogy, needs of Indigenous students, and Canadian perspectives while building upon the latest research and developments in the field of Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies. Read more
Thursday, September 1st
2:45pm – 3:30pm
Location: HHD 110