Presentation on theme: "Sustainable Texts and Disciplinary Conversations: OER in practice and policy Colleen McKenna, Jane Hughes Photo:"— Presentation transcript:
Sustainable Texts and Disciplinary Conversations: OER in practice and policy Colleen McKenna, Jane Hughes Photo: Kathleen Cohen
Sustainable Texts - Overview Context JISC/HEA OER Phase 3: Institutional OER Embedding Building on CPD4HE (OER phase 2 OMAC project) Photo: Andrei Ceru Key Areas of Work OER in academic practice - disciplinary focus Policy surrounding OER Broadening conversations about OER creation, use and practices Bringing people interested in Open Education together Creating e-book of disciplinary narratives Project partners Dr Ulrich Tiedau Dr Jane Hughes Dr Colleen McKenna Photo: Andrei Ceru Photo: Eric Hackathorn
Project Outputs E-book: texts about teaching and learning by academics and researchers who teach in HE Related resources: podcasts of interviews with e-book authors, writing prompts, workshop plans, presentations Guidance on using the materials, including advice on incorporating writing into professional education courses A toolkit to support institutional OER possibilities and policy Project report, paper(s), webinar, disseminating what we have learned … Photo: Paul Slick
Disciplinary Conversations ebook
Activity 1: working with narratives Photo: TechCocktail Please select one of the extracts What markers of disciplinary practice are present? How, if at all, do these disciplinary practices differ from your own? Is having a sense of the narrative voice helpful? (As compared, say, to a 3 rd person case study.) Photo: wonderlane How would you go about a similar sort of task? (eg, what examples might you write about? What discipline might you use for a comparison?
Activity 2: Suggestions for re-use Please work in pairs or small groups. 1.On the sheets of paper provided, make a list of ways in which you think any of the sample texts could be used: a.In an accredited academic professional development programme b.In any other contexts 2.If you have time, suggest other OERs that might be used in conjunction with these. We will collect the results of this exercise at the end of the session and circulate all your suggestions.
What we have learned Where Open Education can align with institutional strategies What types of strategy documents might address OER Who are the key people who might be able to effect change in relation to OER) How to find support from subject areas and programmes with a potential interest in open education and digital disciplinary narratives That academics from a range of disciplines are happy to engage in open publication About ebook formats and software About the editorial process About other projects engaging with disciplinarity and academic practice About how Open Educational values can be aligned with HE teachers personal and professional values How to consider the intersection between Open Education and Open Access
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