Welcome! This workshop is designed for instructors who have a foundational knowledge of OER, including an understanding of how Creative Commons licenses work. One of the advantages of OER is that the content can be remixed with existing and original content to create customized learning materials. Intentionally designed materials can support equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in the classroom and align with larger institutional initiatives.
Note: Zoom meeting details will be sent to participants via email.
At-home readings, videos, discussion posts, and other activities will be assigned and are to be completed before each session. The synchronous sessions will consist of brief presentations, guided discussions, and small group activities.
Attendance at the synchronous sessions is required. Sessions will not be recorded.
A final deliverable in the form of an action plan proposal will be due by June 14, 2021.
Go to Channels and select #1-introduction [New Window]. Start your introductory post. To add text and a photo, type your introduction in the message box and select the paperclip to add your photo.
By selecting "Return" or "Enter," you will be uploading your post. If you wish to edit your post, please mouse over your post until you see an icon menu.
Select the last icon circled in red, and select "Edit message" to edit your post.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [New Window] from the Open Education Network's Open Textbook Publishing Orientation
Diversity and Inclusion [New Window] from The OER Starter Kit by Abbey Elder
"Equity & Openness: Perspectives from North American colleges and universities" [New Window] is a timely collection of blog posts organized through the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) and focused on a variety of EDI topics and themes.
Using the Table of Contents, please read the following blog posts:
"Sometimes we don't notice privileges because they're so ingrained in our culture. We are confronted on a daily basis with cultural and social norms that may be related to a certain groups' privilege. We are also confronted with marginalized communities and perspectives that deserve to have a voice. Understanding and acknowledging privileges is key to understanding why and how we react and perceive our surroundings." - from Taking steps toward greater inclusivity [New Window]
Follow the instructions provided on the Privilege Walk Activity [Google Doc]
When you complete this activity, you will have a final count number. Please bring this number to Session 1.
Watch this optional video for a review of CC license permissions.
For more review (optional), view this slide show presentation on Creative Commons Licenses [New Window]
Please watch this video in which faculty participants in the Open for Antiracism (OFAR) pilot program [New Window] share their experiences with changing their courses to be antiracist using OER. The disciplines represented in this video include Business, Chemistry, Counseling, English, History, Psychology, and Social Work.
Please also watch this video of Tara Robertson's OpenCon 2017 panel presentation. Robertson shares her experiences co-creating the BCcampus Open Education's Accessibility Toolkit [New Window] and her professional and personal concerns about diversity and inclusion.
This optional video showcases three faculty who took different approaches to adopt more inclusive teaching practices through the use of OER and open pedagogical practices. The disciplines represented in this video are Anthropology, Human Biology, and the Humanities.
In the video "Who is Missing?" Tara Robertson ends her presentation with three questions for the audience: "Whose voice is missing? Whose voice are we leaving out? and How do we change the way we work to really include diverse voices?" As an educator, what is your response to these questions?
Post your response to the Slack OER and EDI #4-reflection-response channel [New Window].
Make a copy of the EDI Action Plan for OER template [Google Doc] to use for your final deliverable.
For session 2 on Thursday, 6/3, work on the Action Plan sections 1-2.
The Anti-Racist Discussion Pedagogy by Dr. Selfa Chew, Dr. Alisa Cooper, Dr. Akil Houston is © 2020
Post to the Slack OER and EDI #5-final-reflection [New Window] channel your reflection on the following:
Respond to What? So What? Now What?
What happened? What did you learn? What did you expect and what was different?
Why does it matter? To you? To your students? To the college? To society as a whole? How might equity, diversity, and inclusion influence your use of OER?
Now what? How will you address inequities in higher education?
Complete your EDI Action Plan for OER to use for your final deliverable. Action plan template [Google Doc]
Please submit your EDI Action Plan for OER by sharing your Google Doc with the facilitators:
Please provide "Commenter" access if you would like feedback.
Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
An overview of best practices for developing accessible OER from BCcampus.
Best Practices in Fair Use for OER: Opening Up Publishing, Practice and Policies by Open Education Network is CC BY