Yesterday’s cohort session was very interesting because it allowed us to see the beautiful progress Vanessa&Demetri and Illeana&Max have made with their projects. As part of the discussion, we saw how your changes address enhanced BIPOC and local representation through text, images, videos, data etc.
Yvonne, if you are curious about the apporaches Vanessa and Demetri take to engaging students in fruitful discussions and sharing of experiences through video messages, feel free to connect directly with the two or take a peak into their chapter here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/14Zw3XSbj8BB2nuV5NiK0KkyPPcOhz_Z5?usp=sharing
Max has been learning and teaching Illeana a new publishing software for Math, a skillset that enables the smooth display of problems and formula in a beautifully uncluttered design: [DevMath.pdf - Google Drive]
Rebecca joined us for a bigger part of the session. Her insights into licensing of images among other tips were much appreciated. She shared a link to the extensive libguide on OER for Framingham Finding, Using, Remixing, & Creating OER - Open Educational Resources (OER) - LibGuides at Framingham State University
Demetri and I were exploring ways to have students share ideas, questions, etc. in a collaborative space and looked a little more closely at open source collaborative documents as well as Hypothesis (which you can use within your Canvas environment or independently outside of the LMS through a free account). Vanessa is currently using the Hypothesis tool and might be willing to showcase the set up next time the cohort meets?
We noted how important it is to keep good record of all images that you bring in, i.e. the original url links, licensing info, and image descriptions for both images you find on the internet AND YOUR OWN. For headshots of people in your discipline (with no specific open license), consider exercising fair use to add them to your resource. For overview for Open image repositories, access Rebecca’s resource above or alternatively, use this quick link.
Wishing you a beautiful month of March until we next meet! Reach out to any of us should you need some guidance or want to spin off an idea.