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Wednesday, May 13 • 11:35am - 12:05pm
Sprinting to the finish line: Resources for guiding OER development

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Sprinting to the finish line: Resources for guiding OER development

Writing sprints have been shown to be an effective way to provide faculty and students time to focus on the writing and development of OER resources. From the development of question banks to adapting resources to full textbook development, focused space and time has been shown to be a needed support for OER and OEP development (Jhangiani, Pitt, Hendricks, Key & Lalonde, 2016). The efficient organization and implementation of sprints can be one way to develop inclusive and accessible learning opportunities through OERs and open educational practice.

Over the past year at Thompson Rivers University an interdisciplinary support team has helped organize a variety of sprints, building on existing resources (UBC Sprint Toolkit Wiki, n.d., Accessibility Toolkit, 2010) to develop checklists, guides and workshops to help provide effective time management during this precious in-person time. In addition we have focused on incorporating student-voices through participation and feedback sessions, the inclusion of multiple perspectives, and ensuring accessibility. This session will provide an overview of the types of promising practices we have found so far, present the sprint resources we have developed and adapted, and also provide time and space for participants to present and share their own ideas and effective practices for helping provide faculty/student supports.

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Michelle Harrison

Senior Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, TRU Open Learning
Michelle Harrison is a senior instructional designer and assistant professor at TRU Open Learning. She is currently a BCcampus Open Education Research Fellow and has been supporting openness at TRU through OER development and adoption, helping establish TRU’s open education working... Read More →

Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:35am - 12:05pm
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