This toolkit offers a handpicked set of information and resources for the Macalester College Community, especially for faculty that are interested in learning more about:
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OER materials share these two attributes:
“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.”
Britt Abel, Director of Writing, Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching & Associate Professor (NTT), Department of German and Russian Studies, is Co-Project Director of Grenzenlos Deutsch, German Language Open Education Curriculum. This OER, authored by faculty from a variety of institutions, has included support from individuals in the Macalester Art and Art History Department, Information Technology Services, and the DeWitt Wallace Library. The project was funded through an NEH grant. It incorporates inclusive, interactive content and has accessibility features built in. It is concurrently in the pilot, revision, and creation stages.
Awarded a library OER Stipend, Sonia Mehta has been actively writing an open textbook for her class, Building Trust: Education in Global Perspective (syllabus in MS Word). The text creation stemmed from the lack of textbooks on this topic at the undergraduate level. In addition, Sonia incorporates Open Education Practices / Pedagogy into the class by creating a community of learners both in the classroom and across the world. Students also demonstrate agency and ownership of their learning through an infographic assignment.
Online publication forthcoming
Joan Ostrove and Ariel James have adopted the open Psychology course content from NOBA for their classes.
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