Open Logic Update: OER Week

Posted on March 9, 2018 by

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This week (March 5-9, 2018) is OER week (OER stands for Open Educational Resources). As many of you know, I’ve been working on a free and open logic textbook, forallx: Calgary Remix. You can find my last update, including plenty of links, here.

For OER week, Richard Zach and I gave a one hour workshop we called “OER: What, Why, When and How” (slides), and showed off our open textbook projects at the UCalgary OER Pilot Project Showcase.  Ours were not part of the pilot, but all of the OER projects currently running at UCalgary were invited to participate. There were some really cool projects from many disciplines and faculties.

Richard posted links and information about our projects over at the Open Logic Project.

D’arcy Norman (of the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning at UCalgary), recorded our workshop and edited it into an episode of his new Taylor Institute Learning Technologies (TILT) podcast. We cover the the basics of what OER are, why you might use them or create them, where you can find information and extant OER, or get involved, and how you can create your own. Have a listen if your interested in saving your students money or sharing pedagogical resources.