OER Initiative Showcase

At this informal gathering, faculty who participated in this year’s OER Initiative will be speaking about their processes as they planned and implemented their zero textbook cost courses, and they will also be sharing about particular materials and assignments. Come and get some insight into using OER/zero cost materials, get to know other faculty who are… Read More OER Initiative Showcase

Copyright & Creative Commons

As we create, curate, and share educational materials for our online and hybrid courses it is important to understand the licenses associated with these materials.  In this session, we’ll explore a number of the questions that are generated by the shift to digital materials. What is Fair Use? How do I share library materials? What… Read More Copyright & Creative Commons

OER Creation and Development

This workshop will introduce attendees to and differentiate between OER (Open Educational Resources) and zero cost materials. We will focus on OER specifically as an opportunity to revisit pedagogical approaches, raise student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity. We will showcase already existing OER that are available for curation… Read More OER Creation and Development

Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop I

The topic of the first cohort meeting is “What are OER?”   In this session we will introduce attendees to and differentiate between OER and zero cost materials. We will focus on OER specifically as an opportunity to revisit pedagogical approaches, raise student information literacy, introduce a wider variety of course materials, and embrace interdisciplinarity.… Read More Spring OER Initiative Seminar: Workshop I

Engaging with Sources in the Era of Fake News: Faculty Resource Guide

The Department of English’s First-Year Writing Program and Great Works of Literature have compiled a guide containing resources and assignments faculty can use to teach students how to evaluate and cite sources ethically and effectively. These ideas can be applied to most disciplines.  Click here to view the guide. If you would like some help… Read More Engaging with Sources in the Era of Fake News: Faculty Resource Guide

Listening, Improv, & Fostering Digital Literacy: Discussion in the Post-Election Classroom

[Note: Sources listed/linked at the end] Last week I was asked to cover a class for a colleague. It was the first class meeting after the election and I was anxious but hopeful about opening up a discussion that would allow all students to voice their opinions and reactions in a calm and respectful way and in doing so,… Read More Listening, Improv, & Fostering Digital Literacy: Discussion in the Post-Election Classroom