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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Workshop A – Making Sense of Course Resources

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Schedule: Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Location: Welcome Centre, 204
Instructors: Jenni Hayman
In this active, two-hour workshop learning designer Jenni Hayman will share what she calls a sensemaking process in partnership with participants. The purpose of the process is to explore how educators decide on course resources for use for their teaching, and the types of successes, outcomes, concerns, and barriers they experience using their current resources in partnership with students. Course resources, for purposes of our activities and discussion will be textbooks, digital courseware, readings, activities, assignments, quizzes, and exams – any of the items that educators choose and design for students to help them achieve learning outcomes. Jenni will partner with participants to make sense of the ways they choose resources, the types of influences on those choices, and what really matters to them in terms of balancing their workload with supporting effective student learning. 30 minutes of the workshop will be dedicated to talking about and learning about open educational resources (OER) in the spectrum of new choices for teaching and learning. Often educators are already using OER, whether or not they call them OER. Participants will be provided with some reflection and exploration activities to start to determine whether or not OER might have value for their current teaching.