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Tuesday, November 10 • 12:00pm - 12:55pm
You Don't Have to Write the Textbook: Curating Your Content for Class

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Are you currently using a purchased textbook for a course you are teaching? Does every student have a copy? Does it include examples of different races, gender and living circumstances? Does it have examples of cultures different from your own? Creating an OER resource/textbook for student use can feel like a daunting task. Come and listen while we work to take the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty out of creating such a resource. Adding diversity in your content has many benefits. We aren’t re-writing the textbook, we are guiding student learning by compiling the best resources from open content. Gather a syllabus and a computer as we journey together to start the process.

Learning Outcomes:
Participants will identify 3-5 online resources to help them begin curating content for the creation of an OER playlist for a course in which they teach.
Participants will learn that creating an OER textbook does not have to be a daunting task and has many rewards for all involved.
Participants will experience a collaborative work environment that supports a range of ideas in curation of content.

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Gina Loveless

Education Technology Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
I have been through the ranks of K-12 education from coach, parent, teacher, instructional technology specialist, data specialist, and technology director. I currently am employed with the Michigan Department of Education as an Educational Technology consultant. My position has brought... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:00pm - 12:55pm EST
Concurrent 3
  Open Education 101, Workshop