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Heather Ross

PROJECT 6 - OPEN SHORTFOLIO - Google Docs - 0 views

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    This is an interesting example of an open pedagogy project and I think it could be used in many disciplines (with topics changed).
Heather Ross

Efficacy of Open Textbook Adoption on Learning Performance and Course Withdrawal Rates:... - 0 views

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    "Open-source textbooks have been developed primarily in response to the rising costs of commercial materials. Concerns over quality and effects on learning have prompted numerous studies in this area. Based on the meta-analytic findings here, there are no meaningful differences in learning efficacy between students using open textbooks and students using commercial textbooks. However, students in courses with open textbooks appear to be less likely to withdraw. There are several limitations in research on open textbooks that indicate future research should consider K-12 students, the needs of students outside of the United States and Canada, and the potential moderating factors of student characteristics."
Heather Ross

https://www.utica.edu/academic/Assessment/new/Blooms%20Taxonomy%20-%20Best.pdf - 0 views

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    Bloom's Taxonomy of Measurable Verbs
Heather Ross

Helpful Resources - CCCOER - 0 views

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    "This page includes a list of links that we believe are helpful to those involved in open education. As you will see, these resources cover a variety of topics and include everything from printable documents that make handy reference materials to keep around the office to extensive online walkthroughs. Whether you are new to the concept of open education or you are an experienced open education practitioner, we believe you will find these materials useful."
Heather Ross

OER Toolkit - OER Toolkit - The Learning Portal at Ontario Colleges Library Services - 0 views

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    "Open Educational Resources (OER) provide equal access to resources at no cost to students. This toolkit provides information and tools to help faculty and library staff across all publicly funded colleges in Ontario to understand, engage with, and sustain OER in their work and practice. "
Heather Ross

Solve a Teaching Problem - Eberly Center - Carnegie Mellon University - 0 views

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    "This site provides practical strategies to address teaching problems across the disciplines. These strategies are firmly grounded in educational research and learning principles."
Heather Ross

Welcome to the Digital Polarization Initiative [The Digital Polarization Initiative] - 0 views

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    "The Digital Polarization Initiative is an attempt to build student web literacy by having students participating in a broad, cross-institutional projects around issues of digital polarization. The primary purpose of this wiki is to provide a place for students to fact-check, annotate, and provide context to the different news stories that show up in their Twitter and Facebook feeds. It's like a student-driven Snopes, but with a broader focus: we don't aim to just investigate myths, but to provide context and sanity to all the news - from the article about voter fraud to the health piece on a new cancer treatment."
Heather Ross

Open Educational Resources Used in Various Colleges - 0 views

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    "These lists and links are harvested from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources list serve (http://cccoer.org ) conversations and a few other sources.  This is a work in progress and will grow as more suggestions come in."
Heather Ross

Guidebook to Research on Open Educational Resources Adoption - 0 views

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    Produced by the Open Education Group for the Open Textbook Network. Good guide for those interested in getting started on research related to OER.
Heather Ross

Open Educational Resource 2017 Textbook List - 0 views

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    Extensive list of OER via Sacred Heart University.
Heather Ross

Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red - Wikipedia - 0 views

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    Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), a WikiProject whose objective is to turn "redlinks" into blue ones within the project scope. The project scope includes women's biographies (real women, fictional women), women's works (broadly construed, such as their paintings, books, schools, conferences), and women's issues (such as health, activism, and so on). In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia's biographies were about women. Since then, we have brought the figure up to 16.78%, as of 1 January 2017. But that means, according to WHGI, only 240,445 of our 1,432,907 biographies are about women. Not impressed? "Content gender gap" is a form of systemic bias, and WiR addresses it in a positive way.
Heather Ross

Converting Student's History Essays into Wikipedia Articles - John Stewart - 0 views

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    "Moving from a disposable research essay to a Wikipedia essay carries several benefits: Students gain a sense of confidence in their knowledge by contributing to a source that they know and use. Students trade the audience of one instructor for a broad readership (one of the students this semester revised an article on Japan's military Unit 731 that got more than 70,000 views in just December) Students improve their digital literacy through a better understanding of Wikis a medium. Students learn about source authority, especially the increasingly common semi-anonymous and anonymous web sources which so often fill their bibliographies. Instructors trade a stack of homogenous research papers for a variety of formatted essays. Essays are subject to open-review on the web."
Heather Ross

Giving Faculty the Freedom to Fail | Vitae - 0 views

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    There are many gems in this brief piece, including the benefits of giving faculty the chance to fail, as well as a bit of an introduction to the tools Hypothes.is and Scalar.
Heather Ross

OpenStax | OER Commons - 0 views

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    OpenStax has launched their "working groups" for participants to collaborate on and share resources related to OpenStax textbooks. It's free to take part and you may find something useful (even if it's a connection with a potential collaborator). There are groups for all of the OpenStax textbooks including the two Biology books, Principles of Economics, Introduction to Sociology, two Chemistry books, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychology, and several other subjects.
Heather Ross

Evaluating digital services: a visitors and residents approach | Jisc - 0 views

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    "This guide contains advice on evaluating the services you offer to your users. The focus is primarily on digital/online services but set within the broader context of more traditional services, exploring the relationship between the two."
Heather Ross

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice - actualham - 0 views

  • People often ask me how students can create textbooks when they are only just beginning to learn about the topics that the textbooks cover.  My answer to this is that unlike many other scholarly materials, textbooks are primarily designed to be accessible to students– to new scholars in a particular academic area or sub-specialty.  Students are the perfect people to help create textbooks, since they are the most keenly tuned in to what other students will need in order to engage with the material in meaningful ways.  By taking the foundational principles of a field– most of which are not “owned” by any prior textbook publisher– and refiguring them through their own lens, student textbook creators can easily tap their market.  They can access and learn about these principles in multiple ways (conventional or open textbooks, faculty lecture and guidance, reading current work in the field, conversations with related networks, videos and webinars, etc.), and they are quite capable, in my opinion, of designing engaging ways to reframe those principles in ways that will be more helpful to students than anything that has come before.
  • My answer to this is that unlike many other scholarly materials, textbooks are primarily designed to be accessible to students– to new scholars in a particular academic area or sub-specialty.  Students are the perfect people to help create textbooks, since they are the most keenly tuned in to what other students will need in order to engage with the material in meaningful ways.  By taking the foundational principles of a field– most of which are not “owned” by any prior textbook publisher– and refiguring them through their own lens, student textbook creators can easily tap their market.  They can access and learn about these principles in multiple ways (conventional or open textbooks, faculty lecture and guidance, reading current work in the field, conversations with related networks, videos and webinars, etc.), and they are quite capable, in my opinion, of designing engaging ways to reframe those principles in ways that will be more helpful to students than anything that has come before.
  • As students and alums worked with me over the summer to create that first skeletonic text, it was clear something amazing was happening.  The students immediately seemed invested in the project– almost like they were, well, writing a book with me. To me, the work seemed sort of second nature, since I often write for publication. But for my students, the idea that they were creating something that would be read/used by a different cohort of students a few months later was a truly novel and thrilling concept. They repeatedly volunteered to work for free (I resisted this), and they still sometimes inquire about whether there are roles they can play now that the book is at its next stage of development. When the students in the class started working with and contributing to the book, they often made comments about liking our textbook! But by getting to contribute to the book, make curatorial decisions about the kinds of texts to include, and frame the work in their own words, they seemed more connected to the textbook itself, more willing to engage with it. Here’s a short video featuring several of my students, which explores their experience of using OER and engaging in open pedagogy-based learning.
Heather Ross

10 questions for teacher reflection… | What Ed Said - 0 views

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    "'Have you ever written a blog post on strategies, tools or frameworks that a teacher can use to reflect on their past year of teaching?' My immediate response: ' Reflection has to happen all the way along. It's too late at the end of the year.' But here are some questions to ask yourself, as you look back, look within and look forward…"
Heather Ross

Digital Culture & New Media - College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan - 0 views

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    "This interdisciplinary minor provides a foundation in the history, theory and practice of digital media production and communication. "
Heather Ross

Digital Research Centre - College of Arts and Science . University of Saskatchewan - 0 views

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    "Whether you're a faculty member interested in using digital tools, a graduate student looking for innovative ways to communicate your research, or an undergraduate student who just wants to learn more, you're welcome to stop in to the DRC anytime. The DRC offers industry standard hardware and software, rooms for you, your class, or your research assistants, support for your project or grant application, and information about new media classes available at the U of S. One of the core principles of the digital humanities is collaboration, so come find out how we can work together to meet your goals. "
Tereigh Ewert-Bauer

Inclusive Teaching Resources and Strategies - 0 views

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    "In any discipline or field, a key goal as well as challenge is supporting the learning of all students despite their many differences. Through programs, consultations, and resources, CRLT supports teachers in creating learning environments where students of all identities and backgrounds can flourish." This website provides an endless supply of fresh resources regarding inclusivity, with one page of invaluable articles or links, leading on to more and more. Spending a little or a lot of time on this site will vastly increase your understanding of inclusive teaching, provide you with tools and ideas to implement, and provide you with some of the research that substantiates all that has been included on the site.
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