More on Open Educational Resources

Following last week’s Open Pedagogy discussion, here are a few resources/events of possible interest. Enjoy!

Handout: Quick guide to find and use OER

A free webinar tomorrow  on Accessibility and OER (10/14 at 1 p.m.):

Arranged by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER). No preregistration necessary:

Library programs (Wine and cheese will be served!):

Tomorrow! (10/14, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in N227) – Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom: a panel discussion

Next Tuesday! (10/20, 4 – 6 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge) – Scholarship Matters – Speakers Jesse Daniels and Megan Wacha talk about social justice and making our scholarship more visible

An invitation to an Open Pedagogy Event 10/8, 4:30-6:00


collage of doodles with 'collaborate' written in the middle.

Collaboration on the OpenLab

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 4:30-6:00pm

Faculty Commons, N227

Refreshments will be served

This Open Pedagogy event brings together those interested in teaching and learning in the open, using readily available resources either within or in conjunction with City Tech’s OpenLab. Examples of collaboration among students, and between instructor and students abound in the OpenLab’s 1000+ courses. Emerging as well are collaborations between students and peer mentors, between courses across the college, and among faculty teaching parallel sections of the same course. First-Year Learning Communities can bring two or three courses together in a single space to further facilitate community, and can bring into that community the peer mentor for further student support. Course coordinators have created community within departments through the ability to share materials for better support of instruction across sections. The same kind of openness facilitates the community of pedagogy that draws on the support of Open Educational Resources developed with the support of library faculty. Come hear about these exciting examples from colleagues and OpenLab Community Team members, and share your own.

Can’t join us but want to think more about collaboration in your pedagogy? Here are two short pieces you might read to consider best practices in project-based collaborations:

A Student Collaborators’ Bill of Rights

A Collaborators’ Bill of Rights

Please share the invitation with colleagues–and feel free to comment on this post to let your colleagues know you’re planning to come!

Image credit: Collaborate by Brenderous