Education is currently facing a tremendous challenge with the shift of teaching and learning to an online format. Tapping into Open Educational Resources (OER) is an excellent path forward for finding, creating and customizing openly-licensed materials for your teaching and learning. OER are educational materials (including textbooks, modules, streaming media, simulations, images and much more) that can be accessible, adaptable, time-saving and engaging alternatives to commercially published textbooks or having to create learning materials from scratch. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of the variety of sources and collections that exist for OER, including McMaster’s own OER By Discipline Guide. Explore examples of how these resources have been successfully used in online courses. Join us and discover how to best source and use open content in your teaching and learning.
Presenter: Joanne Kehoe, Lead Educational Developer, Digital Pedagogy (MacPherson Institute)