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Freedom! Developing Your Course Syllabus Using Free Resources

Room: OM 1330

Facilitators: Brenda Smith, Open Education Librarian; Ken Monroe, Instructional Designer

Abstract: Open textbooks is not the only route to using free resources in your teaching. This hands-on workshop will provide you with a brief overview of the different kinds of free resources that you can use in your teaching, and a discussion about what issues need to be considered in when and how you use these resources. You will also be given the chance to find a various types of free resources in your discipline, including OER, that you may wish to adopt or to adapt to your needs. In this session participants will:

•    Locate “free” teaching resources in the TRU Library and via the web
•    Embed permanent links to articles, ebooks, and streaming video into your Moodle course
•    Identify and describe how Open Educational Resources (OER) differ from other free resources
•    Locate different types of OER via tools such as Google Scholar, Flickr, and Youtube
•    Interpret Creative Commons licenses
•    Identify basic Pressbooks features for adopting and/or adapting open source books


Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kamloops Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Brenda Smith
Teresa Dickmeyer