Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Apr 24, 2017
Suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Britt Abel (German and Russian Studies) and Ron Joslin (Library) will present, "An Open Educational Resource (OER) Collaboration: Grenzenlos Deutsch and the creation of an OER toolkit for Macalester faculty."  In the fall of 2016, Britt Abel, began working with a colleague from Central College in Iowa on an online, open-access curriculum for introductory German language and culture courses. Grenzenlos Deutsch will create an inclusive and interactive learning experience that is intended as a no-cost alternative to current traditional textbooks in the field. When completed, this full-year curriculum will mix materials from real-world, contemporary communication scenarios, multimedia content, and online learning activities. At the same time, Ron Joslin, was exploring ways to overcome obstacles that might deter faculty from the creation and adoption of OER. A collaboration was born! Together Ron and Britt successfully obtained funding from the Mansergh-Steussy Fund for College Innovation to support the development of a resource toolkit to help faculty in the creation and adoption of open textbooks and other open educational resources. Ron and other library staff are working with Britt and her colleague, documenting the creation process and helping identify tools and resources to support their work. In this session, Ron and Britt will discuss their collaboration, including support for a project that spans the research/teaching divide and the toolkit that will be able to assist faculty on campus in the future.  All faculty welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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