Open Pedagogy Event: Open Educational Resources at City Tech
Thursday September 22, 5:30-7:00pm (Faculty Commons, N227)
*Refreshments will be served. (Thanks to the Faculty Commons for its generous support of this event!)
*Part-time faculty are eligible to receive a stipend for participation.
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Join faculty and staff around the college at the next Open Pedagogy event, where we will be partnering with the Library to discuss open educational resources (OERs): teaching materials that are free to redistribute, revise, and remix. Together, we’ll deconstruct the nebulous acronym “OER,” and distinguish what makes a resource free and what makes it open. We’ll discuss examples of several homegrown OERs and hear from the City Tech faculty who developed them.
We’ll also share updates on OER initiatives at City Tech and throughout CUNY, considering the following questions:
- What challenges have faculty encountered while developing or considering developing OERs?
- How can OERs impact student learning? How can they impact the teaching process?
- How might OERs support course coordination and fill the gaps in course sequencing?
- How can you use the OpenLab to create and circulate OERs you design?
- What does the future of OERs and curricular materials look like?
Want to learn more about OERs? Here are a few short pieces for reference:
- “What Do We Mean by Open Education?” (January 16, 2015). Audrey Watters. Hack Education: The History of the Future of Education Technology.
- “Pedagogy, Technology, and the Example of Open Educational Resources.” (November 9, 2015). Robin DeRosa and Scott Robinson. Educause Review.
- “Open Pedagogy in Biology and Political Science.” (June 14, 2016), Cailean Cooney. Open Pedaogy.
- “Into the Open” (August 5, 2016). Karen Cangiolosi, Professor of Biology, Keene State College
*Image credit: opensource.com