Next Steps for Your OER Workby Joanna Schimizzi 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Advancing OER can take on many different forms, such as:
- curating OER for your use
- evaluating OER to share your expertise and lens during coursework evaluation
- creating OER
- having discussions about OER with colleagues.
How are you planning to advance your OER work after today?
My next step is to finishing working on the OER textbook. I would also like to connect with others who teach in this field to get feedback.
I plan to work with a professor to discuss Creative Commons and publishing in Pressbooks. I also plan to polish an OER presentation and brainstorm some faculty departments to work with.
I will continue with polishing up the example lab experiment I shared in today's session, incorporating some useful feedback I got. Then I will expand to writing more lab experiments, to have 10-12 in total. We do 8 or 9 wet labs per semester, but it would be nice for faculty to have some flexibility in which experiments they would like to do in a given semester.
My next step is to curate OER textbooks for my institution's education courses.
Right now, I'm hip deep in curating Smarthistory resources. I have a few more chapters to go. My colleague is working on reviewing my collection to make sure the sources are copyright appropriate. I will continue to work on that and hopefully finish by March 1. Next, I will review the material and make sure it is a coherent presentation and see what holes that I need to fill in with my own writing/materials.
My project is a work-in-progress. I will share my ideas with my ESL colleagues. I will incorporate their suggestions and ideas. I will also have to talk to the coordinator of ESL-21 course, and with mutual understanding, I would like to do a pliot in one of my classes, probably in the fall 2023.
My most immediate focus is on completing the C++ version of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist:
I submitted a talk to an OER conference in Scotland this April:
titled "The Strange and Wonderful History of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist", and my talk was accepted, so I want to get the C++ version at least mostly ready by then. I'll be using it in class next September.
I'm always advocating for OER. It was really exciting to attend the VIVA Academy and see just how fast our community is growing!
How am I planning to advacne my OER work?
1. I am contacting other Bio faculty from OpenStax forum and within VCCS system. Initial coversations have talken place with Dr. Shalini Upadhya from Reynolds CC and with Prof. Tracei Bates from NTCC - Lacombe Campus. I will be working with these two faculties in developing more Biology resources.
2. I am creating BIO 101 anicillary resources and will share them as they are made.
3. I have uploaded Ch 1 Lecture slides on VIVA site as well as on OpenStax site.