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Tips for introducing active learning activities using OER and sharing your own content, shared by Jason Rhode @jrhode during Northern Illinois University's Teaching Effectiveness Institute, January ...

Tips for introducing active learning activities using OER and sharing your own content, shared by Jason Rhode @jrhode during Northern Illinois University's Teaching Effectiveness Institute, January 10, 2014

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  • 1. Open Educational Resources Tips for Introducing Active Learning Activities Using OER and Sharing Your Own Content Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Spring 2014 Teaching Effectiveness Institute Beyond the Textbook: Using Open Educational Resources January 10, 2014
  • 2. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 How are students already using OER? Photo credit: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013, https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1302/ERS1302.pdf
  • 3. Implementation sites Countries represented Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Population description States represented 2013 Educause Study of Undergraduate Students
  • 4. 71% of students For every 10 students… Source: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013, https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1302/ERS1302.pdf Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 have used OERs in past year
  • 5. Student Quote Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 “Sometimes taking notes and listening to a lecture [by] the same person can be like bashing yourself over the head with a textbook if it doesn’t make sense. But it’s nice to listen to other styles of teaching like Khan Academy. It gives a valuable perspective.” Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/9610353582
  • 6. “Students recommend that their instructors use freely available course content, we found that most identified, at least vaguely, ways that they imagined bringing free course content into their studies: as learning aids, as supplemental information sources, and as providers of different perspectives on topics.” Source: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013, https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERS1302/ERS1302.pdf Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Study Recommendations
  • 7. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Students Seeking Out OER Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049783061
  • 8. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Khan Academy khanacademy.org
  • 9. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Stats Available on Progress
  • 10. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 MIT Open Courseware ocw.mit.edu
  • 11. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 MOOCs (example: EdX) edx.org
  • 12. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Open Textbooks collegeopentextbooks.org
  • 13. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Tips for Introducing Active Learning Activities in Your Course
  • 14. • What is it students should be able to do by the end of your course? • What performance gaps or patterns do you recognize among your students? • What activities or resources will better help them develop necessary skills, knowledge, or attitudes? Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Keep Your Course Objectives in Mind
  • 15. Identify activities and resources you currently use to create key learning moments Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55955607@N02/8374316458 What’s Working?
  • 16. Look for activities or resources that might further enhance the learning experience Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049787629 Keep Your Eyes Open
  • 17. Provide clear guidelines and expectations for students on assigned resources and activities Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049800812 Be Explicit
  • 18. Help students realize why resources and activities assigned aren’t “busy work” Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/10164574656 Show Relevance of Resources to Learning Outcomes
  • 19. Whenever possible select resources and activities that all students can access Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/9607439071 Keep Accessibility in Mind
  • 20. If multiple resources or activities are available, let students choose from among several options Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/10163884836 Provide Options and Alternatives When Possible
  • 21. Consider incorporating activities where student-generated content can be a resource for future classes Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049767663 Let Students Contribute
  • 22. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Sharing Your Content with a Wider Community
  • 23. Choose the level of access you’d like to grant other users and how envision your resources will be shared Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049767663 How Widely You Want to Share?
  • 24. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Share within NIU The Blackboard Content Collection can be used to share resources with other NIU faculty
  • 25. Coming soon will be the ability to share easily with faculty from other institutions who also use Blackboard Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049767663 Blackboard xpLor
  • 26. Upload your resource to a publicly-available online site and apply the desired creative commons license Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049767663 Post Your Resources Online
  • 27. Consider submitting a resource you’ve created with one of the many creative commons repositories Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049767663 External Repositories
  • 28. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Q&A What additional questions do you have or comments would you like to share? Tweet presenter @jrhode