This panel of faculty will talk about their engagement with open learning materials and how their experience with open licensing enables them to take full advantage of OER in ways not otherwise possible with “closed” educational materials.Speakers
- Dr. Matthew VanCleave, Professor of Philosophy, Lansing Community College
- Joseph Mold, Director of Online Learning & Instructional Design, Bay College
- Dr. Charles Lowe, Associate Professor of Writing, Grand Valley State University
- Edited by Charles Lowe of GVSU and Patel Zemliansky – Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing is a series of 2 volumes of CC-licensed essays written as readings for the first year composition classroom.
- Benefits of OER via Charles Lowe:
- Working on OER projects can be good professional development
- Creating OER demonstrates teaching excellence
- Collaborating with fellow teachers; commons based peer production
- Developing pedagogical theory on creating textbooks for our disciplines which is otherwise lost through outsourcing
- Bay College Open Educational Resources Video – A campus wide initiative to support student success. OER provides freedom from the textbook. OER allows faculty to use their own expertise rather than have the curriculum be dictated by a textbook publisher. OER textbooks give a unique voice and campus context and personalized by students. When students pay for a class, they don’t want a textbook to teach them, they want the faculty to provide insight.
- Dr. Matthew VanCleave, Lansing Community College, wrote an open textbook “Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking“.
- Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform – Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development > How can we use OER for this important work?