Open Educational Development Resources (OEDR)
Open Educational Development Resources (or OEDR) are a subset of OER and are defined as: a variety of materials and resources, developed for the purpose of engaging institutions, academic leaders, and instructors in the advancement of teaching and learning, and licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities: retain, revise, remix, reuse and redistribute.
I curate the OEDR I come across in my professional work as an Educational Developer on this Trello page: OEDR (Open Educational Development Resources).
Rubric for eLearning Tool Evaluation
Rubric for eLearning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners’ needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context. Licensed under the Creative Commons, co-author Gavan Watson and myself, have granted others permission to reuse, revise, and remix the rubric with attribution so long as it’s not for commercial purposes and adaptions are shared under a similar license.
Sample Work in Open Education Advocacy
Organizer of Western University’s First Open Education Day
Collaborating with the University Students’ Council, Science Students’ Council, OUSA, Western Libraries, and eCampusOntario, I spearheaded a day-long special event offering a comprehensive agenda to faculty attendees. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, inspired participants by introducing open educational resources from the perspectives of social justice and pedagogical innovation. Other events that day supported participants to locate and evaluate OER, as well as appreciate the potential for student impact.
Co-Chair, Western’s Open Education Working Group
Alongside my co-chair, Lillian Rigling, I brought together a campus-wide team of representatives from instructors, students, and librarians to sustainability and equity offices. We connected with our campus communities asking how they currently understood open education, where they felt supported, and where potential gaps might exist. Together we formulated 11 recommendations that were delivered to the Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) for strategic action. See a sample of this report: Open Education Report Sample
Coordinator of the Open Education Showcase
In March 2019, I coordinated an Open Education Week event at Western University by securing funding support from eCampusOntario. With the funds, I established a microgrant for students (undergrad and grad) to develop and present academic posters that shared their own experiences learning from or with open educational resources and practices. Posters were presented at the Open Education Showcase – an public event celebrating Open Education at Western.
MOOC Contributing Author: Making Sense of Open Education
I am the original author of the module titled Adopt, Adapt, or Create? for Making Sense of Open Education