Equity in Open Textbook Content
Open Educational Resources offer the opportunity to increase access and build a sense of belonging among all students. The academic freedom these materials provide can improve engagement and educational practices. Inclusive development and teaching is a detailed and nuanced endeavor, which requires careful consideration and processes involving a diverse group of contributors. The purpose, intent, participants, audience, and outcomes of these efforts can be rewarding for the entire institution, and achieve meaningful results for individual faculty and students.
In this session we will cover inclusive approaches for OER development, curation, and usage in courses. We will discuss how creation and review methods can be conceived and adapted for a variety of teaching situations, and how faculty and student collaboration can lead to meaningful learning experiences and more dynamic resources. Finally, we will explore means to welcome and impact students of widespread intersectional identities, and consider ways in which instructors can address challenging topical issues in a supportive and effective manner.
What you can expect:
- Sample frameworks, guidelines, and examples of equity oriented course and resource planning and execution, as well as methods of reflection and continual improvement.
- Several real-world examples of challenging decisions and priorities, with the opportunity to provide your own views and listen to other participants.
What you will take away:
- A template for a DEI development/review framework as well as a customizable template for inclusive design principles.
- A deeper understanding of inclusive development considerations.
- Opportunities for further discussion and feedback.