Session 7: Content Creation (October 2022 B Cohort)

Hey, @oct22-b-cohort! Today we’ll dive into a subject that many of you have been eager to discuss–Content Creation. Here are the Week 7 Slides and handout .

Before jumping into our Zoom session, remember to post your weekly update to the Week 6 forum. Thank you:)

Hey y’all! Thanks to all who joined today’s session - it was nice seeing everyone and chatting about content creation. One thing before diving into the recap: the Homework Activity is found at the bottom of this announcement. For the homework, we encourage your teams to work on the OER Structure Template as a way to begin thinking about the different levels of content creation and what we covered during Session 7.


Greetings to those of you who couldn’t make it. Please find here our brief recap and all resources related to the session for your reference:

The creation of content is one of the most important stages in the process. The work you do in this phase can make the next phases of editing, review, and formatting much easier. As OER content creators or contributors, your project teams can change the status quo in education.

With your student audience at the core of your efforts, you can develop both OER and specific pedagogical methods that in synthesis will work to support accessible, equitable, and inclusive learning. Well-structured content not only helps your students identify what matters to the discipline and specific courses, but also what matters to them. Thus we looked closely how specific elements in textbooks/ OER can work to represent and support your diverse learners on the book and chapter levels.

Homework Activity

Thinking through the structure of your OER will take some time and dedication, but we hope that the homework activity will guide your team’s discussion around the structure and parts in your resource [see Session 7 handout link]. It will help you redefine the alignment of your content with the envisioned outcomes for your project, so you can determine the parts that will further enrich your OER and make it stand out within your discipline. Feel free to browse the examples shared in your handout for inspiration as well.

Next week, we will dig a bit deeper into the editing process and how you can set up an equitable workflow and smooth logistics that includes checklists, tracking sheets, and an author guide to orientate everybody on your team.

Share Team Progress Updates in Forum

To let each other know of the progress you are making as you are working through the tasks of the week, post your reply to Session 7: Content Creation thread in the Discussion Forum prior to our next session:

  • What activities (from the Homework activity and otherwise) have you managed to complete?
  • What resources have you found that guide your work?
  • What challenges have you faced and what solutions have you found to address those?

Leave a few thoughts around the outcomes for Session 8: Authoring and Editing Logistics [Read the initial 5 slides].

  • What excites you?
  • Would you like to know more or have questions about?

Hope you all enjoy your week ahead! See you all next week :slight_smile:

Hi Kaitlin,
I’m sorry I had to miss today. Is there a recording of today’s meeting?


Hi Kiel,

Not a problem! The session was recorded and should be available shortly in the Textbook Success Program Recordings & Link Document Emily created.

Have a wonderful week ahead,