Open Education Challenge Series

How did we create the Open Education Challenge Series? How can it be adapted?

The Open Education Challenge series originally ran in Fall 2020 (and all the information here is from that first offering – the challenge series has since been slightly modified and updated). Here’s how they did it – and how you can run your own challenge series: The Open Education Challenge …

Challenge #10 – Where can I continue my professional development in open education

Open education is only one aspect of teaching and learning, but hopefully by now you can see the possibilities for educators.   Ongoing professional development and connection to an open education community are ways to continue to expand teaching and learning practices. Fortunately, this is very easy to do in …

Challenge #9 – How can myself or my students collaboratively create open, online content?

A SPLOT (also known as the TRU Writer)  is a WordPress theme that is very simple for faculty or students to use to create and contribute content in a website on the web.  Creating a post is as simple as using a web form and students can contribute anonymously or …

Challenge #8 – How do I search for open curriculum or courses?

Two of our challenges have introduced you to places where you can search for open textbooks, or searching for openly licensed images.  This involved searching within a collection or using Google Advanced search to across some collections. Searching for OERs is one of the biggest barriers for faculty and can …

Challenge #7 – How can my class annotate an online article or resource in the open?

Open Education isn’t just about reusing or creating resources for students –  it is also about being able to use open tools and open resources to create interesting student activities.  In other words, one of the advantages of openness is that it creates possibilities for different kinds of student collaboration. …

Challenge #6 -How can I apply openness to student activities?

Up until now, we’ve mostly been discovering open education resources and tools and thinking about how we can apply them in our teaching.  But one area of open education – sometimes referred to as open pedagogy – takes this a step further and applies concepts of openness to student activities. …

Challenge #5 – How do I quickly generate the license and attribution for a work that I’ve created?

In Challenge # 3, you learned about CC licenses and how they communicate to others how work can be used.  What if you’ve created something and want to share it with a CC license? How will you easily add your license and your creator information to that work? An attribution …

Challenge #4 – How do I find a Creative Commons licensed image to use in my course materials or presentations?

As educators we are often in need of photos, diagrams, and images we can use to supplement or enhance our course material.  This usually has us googling for images that may or may not be permissible for our use. Fortunately there are a variety of places where you can find …