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OER Workshop Series 2022 from USM M.O.S.T.

Check out the line up of OER workshop offerings in 2022!

See below for registration links and details about OER workshop offerings:

M.O.S.T. OER Workshop Series 

We are excited to offer you again this year the opportunity to register for an upcoming series of webinars on high-demand topics in OER, hosted by the Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative in partnership with the Rebus Community and facilitated by Apurva Ashok, Project Lead for the Rebus Community and facilitator of the Textbook Success Program. This year's webinar series is generously sponsored by Prince George's Community College. 
These webinars are designed to help you explore topics such as developing ancillary materials, diversity, equity and OER, accessibility, and more. These webinars will not be recorded, so please register early and mark your calendars!

Coming Soon…

OER Ancillary Materials
Friday, February 14, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The term "Open Educational Resources (OER)" refers to not only high-quality textbooks, but also a number of additional teaching and learning aids called ancillary materials. Ancillary materials include presentations, quizzes, multimedia, interactive simulations, writing prompts, and more. In this session, we'll conduct an overview of different types of ancillary materials, where you can find them, and survey different platforms for delivery. We'll also cover how ancillary materials can be integrated with your textbook or used to align your content to course outcomes.
Interactive Textbooks with H5P
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
With the shift to digital learning in online classrooms, we are reminded about the potential of OER to better engage with our students. This session will introduce H5P, a free tool that lets you create interactive content to embed in your textbooks. We'll look at the range of content types in H5P, see examples from published textbooks, and highlight other tools you can use to make dynamic OER.
OER Publishing with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Core
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In this session, we'll discuss how Rebus' open publishing differs from traditional models by keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind throughout the production cycle. Working with the principles of DEI is critical to creating valuable resources, and can have impacts beyond improving the quality of the OER. We'll highlight how creators in Maryland have adopted this approach in their projects.
About Rebus Community: The Rebus Community is a Canadian charity that provides a new, collaborative process for creating open textbooks and OER ancillary materials. We offer services and resources to support open publishing, and to bring together a community of faculty, librarians, students, and others working with open textbooks around the world. Join us at www.rebus.community. Rebus Community is supported by generous funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, a leader in philanthropic support for education, environment, and global development.
About Apurva Ashok: Apurva Ashok is the Project Lead at Rebus Community and facilitator of the Textbook Success Program. Apurva studied literature and marketing at McGill University and completed the Master of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University. Her experience covers academic and open publishing, media, social justice, and volunteerism. During her time at Rebus, Apurva has worked closely with the teams of over 40 open textbooks including Blueprint for Success in College and CareerMedia Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and the Introduction to Philosophy series. She is the co-author of The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) and has contributed to the award-winning Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students. Apurva received the Support Specialist Award for Excellence from Open Education Global in 2020.
Special thanks to Prince George's Community College for sponsoring this year's OER webinar series!

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Posted: December 15, 2021, 9:47 AM