Session 7: Content Creation

Hey there @jan24-cohort ,

Reminder that we’ll be meeting this morning at 11am-12:30pm for our next session: Content Creation.

Here’s the Zoom link: [[Launch Meeting - Zoom]]

See you soon!

Hey @jan24-cohort ,

Thanks to everyone who could make it to today’s session! 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 handout linked above]. 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.

Reminder that next week is our last session in Phase 1! We’ll 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.

See you all next week!

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