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Developing an OER Training Program for Faculty Online

Instructor: Stephanie Quail, Scholarly Communications Librarian, York University 

In 2020, two librarians from York University created an open educational resources (OER) mini-course for faculty who received funding from York's internal teaching and learning grant. While the program was initially conceived as an in-person learning opportunity, the shift to online learning during Covid-19 required that the program be redeveloped into a fully online learning opportunity. The program was delivered asynchronously and synchronously using technologies such as eClass, H5P, and Zoom. Faculty participants were asked to complete a set of four modules that covered the following topics: OER 101, Copyright & Open Licensing, Finding & Evaluating OER, and Depositing to YorkSpace (York's institutional repository).   

 Over the last few years, the program has been modified and now any faculty member with an interest in OER and open education can participate in the synchronous or asynchronous version of the program. This session will describe how the librarians created the training program and participants will leave the session better understanding:  

  • How to develop online modules for adult learners and apply these best practices when teaching faculty synchronously and asynchronously  

  • How to access the complete curriculum for York’s OER training program and learn how to remix the content for their own training initiatives 

  • The common types of questions and misconceptions that arise when teaching an open education and Creative Commons licensing program for faculty 

Friday, March 10, 2023
1:10pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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