Extreme Makeover - OER Edition: Using SoftChalk And SkillsCommons To Redesign OER To Optimize Learning
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Equipped with SkillsCommons' vast repository of open educational resources (OER) and SoftChalk's innovative lesson design tools, you can renovate your course materials to align with the unique educational goals of your institution and students. Though we teach common courses across institutions, each institution and each classroom educates a unique combination of students, programs, and pedagogies. This interactive presentation will demonstrate how OER from a program like SkillsCommons and a course authoring tool like SoftChalk enable faculty and staff to make over OER to redesign curriculums.
In this two hour workshop participants will review the importance of Affordable Learning Solutions initiatives and their relationship to OER, review the benefits of using a lesson authoring tool like SoftChalk, and focus on workforce development. Participants will have the opportunity to see SkillsCommons and SoftChalk in action in redesigning OER content for lesson design.
This workshop is designed for institutional administrators as well as instructores and educators of all levels. Gerry, Sue, and Rick look forward to working with you to renovate and remodel your course materials to meet your specific and unique needs.