Curation for the classroom. A practical look at discovering and integrating OER and other disaggregated course content
Concurrent Session 9
Discoverability, affordability, relevance and access remain critical for a successful course materials strategy. Topics:
- Perspectives on the changing nature of content
- Barriers in moving away from traditional models
- OER pilots: cost benefits and academic results
- Ed Map CURATE: addressing the critical components of the content supply
The growing importance of the Web as an academic resource, coupled with the recognition of a digital divide, expensive textbooks, student curiosity and demand for instant access are driving interest in new ways to think about course materials. Options within the content landscape are increasingly plentiful. Just browsing the “standard” textbooks no longer suffices. Higher education needs focus on how content can support learning outcomes, not just on how the learning content is delivered.
Case studies are showing that the acceptance and use of free and low-cost non-traditional resources is growing. New players are entering the market offering content repositories for university staff to browse. Emerging technology solutions promise discoverability. Many schools are integrating the library deeply within the curriculum development process. But finding the most appropriate pieces to fit in the content puzzle is time consuming and, in many cases, costly.
Join a panel discussion by Thomas Edison State University, APUS and Ed Map to hear real life experiences in the new world of educational content discovery, curation, and use in the classroom.
The Presentation will discuss and share:
- Perspectives on the changing nature and use of course materials
- Barriers or challenges in moving away from traditional models
- Pilots built on OER and disaggregated content: cost benefits and teaching and learning results
- Emerging content curation technology
- Ed Map’s CURATE: addressing the critical components of the evolving educational content supply
Session Outcomes: Attendees will be able to
- Share their own experiences with other attendees and presenters
- Compare experience with the presenters and apply content curation advice to course development
- Develop justification for non-traditional course content strategy
- Formulate practical content curation plans