Co-creating Open Educational Resources to foster deeper learning and global reach

Your Name and Title: Dr. William Ju, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream

Twitter Handle: @NeuroscienceUT

School or Organization Name: University of Toronto

Co-Presenter Name(s): None

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:Toronto, Canada, North America

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s):Students, Educators, Higher Education, Administrators, Educational Developers

Short Session Description (one line): Co-creating Open Access/Open Educational Resources in the form of online textbooks with university level students for deeper learning and have global reach

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):Upper year undergraduate students were tasked with creating online textbook chapters in an Open Educational Resource environment. They were responsible for not only content-creation but understanding how to translate Open Access biology to textbook material, and how OERs are important in many areas of the world in terms of access to learning materials. The practice, theory and discussion of how OERs can be used to frame global connectedness of learning and why Open Education is important in the global setting will be discussed.

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