Schedule of Events
Monday, March 1, 2021, Tues, March 2, 2021, Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Open Educational Practices for Equity and Inclusion
Webinar 1: Designing Collaborative Online Tasks for Various Contexts
Are you an instructor or TA who wants to incorporate purposeful collaborative online tasks in their courses to foster active learning? Then please join this webinar! It will include collaborative activities and serve as a model for participants to use or adapt in their courses. We will examine a variety of options for tasks at different thinking levels while taking advantage of the benefits of online environments.
This webinar is not a prerequisite for Webinar 2 of this series, but is for Webinar 3.
Webinar 2: What are the Behaviours that Cause Exclusion?
This webinar uses collaborative online activities to examine why equity and inclusion must be increased in higher education. We will examine specific actions and scenarios that lead to exclusion. We will discuss the impact of exclusion and inclusion on students.
This webinar is a prerequisite for Webinar 3 of this series.
Webinar 3: Collaborative Online Tasks that Increase Equity and Inclusion
By participating in this webinar, you will apply what you have learned in Webinars 1 and 2 of this series. Collaborative online tasks will focus on techniques and tasks to foster the formation of equitable and inclusive classes in a variety of contexts. The aim is for you to leave the webinar with ideas to adapt your courses to improve the learning experience of all of your students.
Presenter: Danielle Dubien, Educational Developer, MacPherson Institute
Webinar 1: Monday, March 1, 2021 | 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Webinar 2: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 | 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Webinar 3: Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
Calling all Instructors & TAs: Create interactive elements for your course!
Interested in incorporating an OER into your course shell this semester? Set aside one afternoon to learn H5P, an easy-to-use open software to create interactive elements for your course. After an overview of H5P options and examples from McMaster instructors and teaching assistants, you’ll have an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in a work session. Experienced using H5P? Drop-in during this time with any questions you may have!
Check out the H5P website for some inspiration: https://h5p.org/content-types-and-applications
Also check out this extensive catalogue of H5P interactions - created by Ontario educators and learners!
Special invitation to Teaching Assistants
Want to contribute to the course you are TAing by creating an OER interactive elements? Want to build key online course delivery skills, learning how to use H5P (great for CV building)? Attend and we’ll show you how! Consider chatting with your instructor for the course you TA for in advance, and coming to this afternoon workshop with an idea of a component of the course you would like to re-imagine.
2:00 pm-2:45 pm - Overview of H5P Options & Examples from McMaster Instructors & TAs
2:45 pm-3:00 pm - Break & Brainstorm
3:00 pm-4:30 pm - Dedicated Development Period: Set aside time to work on an H5P OER and drop-in with any questions
Joanne Kehoe, Lead Educational Developer, Digital Pedagogies, MacPherson Institute
Jennifer Williams, Educational Development Fellow, MacPherson Institute
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 12 noon-1:00 pm
Showcase: Teaching in the Open at McMaster
Interested in how instructors are incorporating open education into their teaching? Hear from the 2020-2021 OER Grantees as they update us on their awarded projects. Learn about the projects (one Adaptation and two Creation); hear about the grantees' experiences with exploring new teaching approaches using OER: and hear about students' experiences with contributing to course content. There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentation. Learn more about the McMaster OER Grant which will be offered again in Spring 2021.
Zhen He, Assistant Professor (Economics)
- Microeconomics interactive study guide and question bank as supplementary resources
Caitlin Mullarkey and Felicia Vulcu, Assistant Professors (Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences)
- Interactive manual on Biochemistry Basics: Exploring modern biochemical techniques through drug discovery
Alex Peace, Assistant Professor (School of Earth, Environment & Society)
- A virtual geology field trip to Whitefish Falls, Ontario: Geoscience fieldwork in the age of Covid-19 and beyond
For more information about Open Education Week 2021, please contact Olga Perkovic, Open Education and Scholarship Librarian.
Slideshow prepared by Anna Flak, Learning Support Librarian.