Open Educational
Resources
Tips for Introducing Active Learning Activities
Using OER and Sharing Your Own Content

Teachin...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

How are students
already using OER?

Photo credit: ECAR Study of Unde...
Implementation
sites

Countries
represented

Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Population
description

...
71% of students

For every 10 students…

Source: ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013,
ht...
Student Quote
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

“Sometimes taking notes
and listening to a lecture
[by]...
“Students recommend that their instructors
use freely available course content, we
found that most identified, at least
va...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Students Seeking Out OER

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Khan Academy

khanacademy.org
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Stats Available on Progress
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

MIT Open Courseware

ocw.mit.edu
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

MOOCs (example: EdX)

edx.org
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Open Textbooks

collegeopentextbooks.org
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Tips for Introducing Active
Learning Activities in Your
Course
• What is it students should be able to do
by the end of your course?
• What performance gaps or patterns do
you recognize...
Identify activities and resources you currently use to create
key learning moments
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - Janu...
Look for activities or resources that might further enhance
the learning experience
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - Jan...
Provide clear guidelines and expectations for students on
assigned resources and activities
Teaching Effectiveness Institu...
Help students realize why resources and activities assigned
aren’t “busy work”

Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January...
Whenever possible select resources and activities that all
students can access
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January ...
If multiple resources or activities are available, let students
choose from among several options

Teaching Effectiveness ...
Consider incorporating activities where student-generated
content can be a resource for future classes

Teaching Effective...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Sharing Your Content
with a Wider Community
Choose the level of access you’d like to grant other users and
how envision your resources will be shared

Teaching Effect...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

Share within NIU

The Blackboard Content Collection can be used to sh...
Coming soon will be the ability to share easily with faculty
from other institutions who also use Blackboard

Teaching Eff...
Consider submitting a resource you’ve created with one of
the many creative commons repositories

Teaching Effectiveness I...
Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014

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What additional questions do you have or comments would
you like...
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  1. 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. 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. 3. Implementation sites Countries represented Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Population description States represented 2013 Educause Study of Undergraduate Students
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Students Seeking Out OER Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hackny/8049783061
  8. 8. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Khan Academy khanacademy.org
  9. 9. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Stats Available on Progress
  10. 10. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 MIT Open Courseware ocw.mit.edu
  11. 11. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 MOOCs (example: EdX) edx.org
  12. 12. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Open Textbooks collegeopentextbooks.org
  13. 13. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Tips for Introducing Active Learning Activities in Your Course
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 22. Teaching Effectiveness Institute - January 10, 2014 Sharing Your Content with a Wider Community
  23. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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