Resources & Community

This section provides you with resources to engage more deeply with the topic & people.
  • Open Knowledge Spectrum Podcast’s episode of Disability-informed open pedagogy is a great conversation between host Josie Gray, and guests Arley Cruthers and Samantha Walsh chat about creating space for disability and difference in the classroom. Transcript for the episode is also available.
  • In this session of Office Hours, guest speakers Janice Carello, Caitlin Gunn, and Mays Imad speak about Trauma-informed pedagogy, how trauma responses affect learning, and identify opportunities for trauma-informed practices in teaching, as well as explain connections between OER, equity and trauma-informed practices in higher education.
  • Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy  (Gloria Ladson-Billings, 1995) In this paper, Gloria Ladson-Billings discusses the concept and history of culturally relevant pedagogy, providing examples of it in action and an analysis of how it relates to students’ relationships with others, their social interactions, and their understanding of various cultures.
  • The Open Pedagogy Notebook is an openly-licensed website that serves as a resource for educators interested in learning more about Open Pedagogy. It offers examples and invites readers to contribute their own examples.
  • Clint Lalonde’s blog post about the pedagogical features of a textbook breaks down some examples of pedagogical features of a textbook, including Chapter Objectives, Checklists, Further Reading suggestions, etc.
  • Robin DeRosa’s blog post, “My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice”, provides a great first-hand account of creating an open resource and the effects on pedagogy.
  • A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students is a great resource for those interested in “practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of OER.” It provides resources, case studies, and sample assignments to support the co-creation of open resources with students.
  • In the Office Hours session, OER & Instructional Design Part 2: Student-Centered Development, Educational Developer Iwona Gniadek offers some OER tools that she uses during the design process to center students. Iwona notes that creating personas helps “build a shared understanding of who we are designing for, so we don’t think about a faceless crowd of students or people but we focus on specific individuals”
  • OER & Open Pedagogy Community of Practice (CoP) by Ikunspsccedu. Faculty have created this OER for two purposes: 1) to capture the work of the OER & Open Pedagogy CoP and 2) to explore and learn how to use the Pressbooks publishing platform for OER-enabled open pedagogy assignments in their courses.
  • Forward with FLEXibility is A comprehensive guidebook created at McMaster University to support instructors, Teaching Assistants, and those in other educational roles in applying Accessible Education principles across teaching and learning contexts to enhance access for all.


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Making Ripples: A Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation Copyright © 2023 by Rebus Community (Kaitlin Schilling, Apurva Ashok, Jördis Weilandt) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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