Presentation Type


Session Abstract

The presenters redesigned an undergraduate history course to utilize an open history text, and a three-part renewable assignment that approaches topics in American history through storytelling. The presenters will discuss the open-pedagogy approach and will share sample student work, early impressions of student success, and the impacts on student learning.

Presenter Bios

Dr. Leslie Lindenauer is Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures at Western Connecticut State University, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. Before entering academe, Dr. Lindenauer worked as a museum educator and administrator.

Aura Lippincott is Instructional Designer at Western Connecticut State University where she works with faculty across the campus to design engaging and effective courses. As part of the design process she encourages faculty to consider open resources in the selection and design of learning materials

Start Date

31-5-2018 3:00 PM


May 31st, 3:00 PM

The [Hi]story Lives On: Using OER and Renewable Assignments to Engage Students


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