Track Session Type

Understanding OER, Teaching and Learning with Free and Open Educational Resources, The Value of Open, Implementing and Scaling OER Initiatives

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner, Intermediate

Audience

Faculty, Librarian, instructional designer

Session Abstract

This presentation will demonstrate a Sustainable Human Development course by utilizing OER and Universal Design Learning principles in order to help beginner or novice educator and students. The reflective presentation will have four parts to demonstrate our process and describe our experience in building a sustainable Human Development OER Course.

Objectives of the Session

Demonstrate a Sustainable Human Development course by utilizing OER resources and Universal Design Learning principles in order to help users to learn how to read, understand, and critically evaluate sources as they relate to human development.

Full Description of the Session

The main objective of this presentation will be to demonstrate a Sustainable Human Development course by utilizing OER and universal design learning principles in order to help beginner or novice educator and students learn about human development. The reflective presentation will have four parts to demonstrate our process and describe our experience in building a sustainable Human Development OER Course. First, we will briefly present the rationale why we built the course, for whom, and outline how we built the steps. Second, we will discuss how we developed our understanding of OER, including understanding licensing, finding resources, and adapting an OER Textbook to correspond with the course. The third portion will cover how we designed and adapted an existing Human Development course to include only OER course material and incorporating Universal Design Principles to increase accessibility for a diverse body of students. The fourth and final section will include a sample of the course in Blackboard (CourseSites) that would be available as a current open educational resource for the purpose of continuing education and educator program development. The presentation agenda would include a review of the course as whole through an accessible syllabus and course outline, and a short navigation of the course content and open educational resources. We will have a short demonstration of the accessibility of course materials using a screen reader and closed captions featuring the different assessment methods to practice relevant skill sets important for teachers in the classroom using VoiceThread.

Special Zoom Requests

NA

Presenter Bios

Margaret Krone is a Doctoral Student in the College of Education and a Sustainability Curriculum Fellow for the academic year 2018-2019. As a graduate student, Margaret has extensive experience in teaching psychology and human development courses online and in person. As a graduate project assistant for Online Education, she works on projects related to implementing alternative technology, teaching online, and developing OER materials (i.e., Pressbooks).

Marcie Savoie, M.Ed. is an instructional design staff member of Online Education at UMass Amherst. She has expertise in universal design principles, teaching online, and alternative learning technologies.

Location

804

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Start Date

22-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2019 11:25 AM

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The main objective of this presentation will be to demonstrate a Sustainable Human Development course by utilizing OER and universal design learning principles in order to help beginner or novice educator and students learn about human development. The reflective presentation will have four parts to demonstrate our process and describe our experience in building a sustainable Human Development OER Course. First, we will briefly present the rationale why we built the course, for whom, and outline how we built the steps. Second, we will discuss how we developed our understanding of OER, including understanding licensing, finding resources, and adapting an OER Textbook to correspond with the course. The third portion will cover how we designed and adapted an existing Human Development course to include only OER course material and incorporating Universal Design Principles to increase accessibility for a diverse body of students. The fourth and final section will include a sample of the course in Blackboard (CourseSites) that would be available as a current open educational resource for the purpose of continuing education and educator program development. The presentation agenda would include a review of the course as whole through an accessible syllabus and course outline, and a short navigation of the course content and open educational resources. We will have a short demonstration of the accessibility of course materials using a screen reader and closed captions featuring the different assessment methods to practice relevant skill sets important for teachers in the classroom using VoiceThread.