Track Session Type

The Value of Open Creation: OER Creation & Management, Copyright, Licensing, and CC 101, Instructional Design and Ed Tech for OER, Open Pedagogy

Presentation Type

Presentation

OER Level of Expertise

Beginner

Audience

Faculty, instructional designer

Session Abstract

QCC developed online/at-home physics labs during COVID, matching a recent self-study. This presentation includes an overview of our self-study process, the list of included lab topics, the materials needed for the online labs, and a link to the labs, and will help participants to develop their own online labs.

Objectives of the Session

After this presentation, attendees will be able to

  • Identify important lab content for their courses, and free online lab simulations in their own content area, and

  • Share the materials they create using Google Drive

Full Description of the Session

This presentation will take participants through the process of identifying the most important topics for inclusion in online/at-home labs, identifying online simulations and other online resources, considering materials students can find at home, and an example of how to share final products. Following the research-based methods of STEM teacher professional development workshops, participants will have time to discuss in small groups how to bring the ideas of this session into their own classrooms, and what they see as challenges they may face in the process.

The presenter will share resources including highly regarded websites for simulation-based labs in physics and astronomy, and the physics and astronomy labs the presenter created for use during the COVID pandemic remote instruction. Participants will be given a Google Drive link to share the material they create with each other after the conference.

This presentation is recommended for beginners at developing their own materials for OER usage, or anyone who wants a space to work through some ideas for developing online labs.

Special Zoom Requests

Breakout rooms, with participants able to share their screens

Presenter Bios

Andria Schwortz is a recent PhD graduate in Physics from the University of Wyoming, studying issues in equity and empowerment in post-secondary physics and astronomy students, and STEM teacher professional development. Andria is also a tenured Full Professor of Physics at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA, with an interest in online education, and reducing costs for students of physics and astronomy.

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Start Date

26-5-2022 4:00 PM

End Date

26-5-2022 4:30 PM

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This presentation will take participants through the process of identifying the most important topics for inclusion in online/at-home labs, identifying online simulations and other online resources, considering materials students can find at home, and an example of how to share final products. Following the research-based methods of STEM teacher professional development workshops, participants will have time to discuss in small groups how to bring the ideas of this session into their own classrooms, and what they see as challenges they may face in the process.

The presenter will share resources including highly regarded websites for simulation-based labs in physics and astronomy, and the physics and astronomy labs the presenter created for use during the COVID pandemic remote instruction. Participants will be given a Google Drive link to share the material they create with each other after the conference.

This presentation is recommended for beginners at developing their own materials for OER usage, or anyone who wants a space to work through some ideas for developing online labs.