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Reimagining Inclusive Design/Policies with OER & Open Pedagogy: Going Beyond Affordability

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Presented at OpenEd20 conference

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogy have been shown to increase affordability, credit hours taken, and other issues related to retention. However, faculty and administrators often do not think of these resources as a part of the solution to address more systematic equities. Administrators, in particular, often do not consider drafting policy to include OER in campus initiatives beyond affordability.
Anti-Racism, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice are at the forefront of our societal conscience as we navigate these turbulent times. Many institutions of higher education are placing requirements for training, change, and accountability in addressing these issues within their educational communities. This discussion will lead participants through examples showing how OER and Open Pedagogy can be incorporated in this important work. Specific examples of initiatives being engaged at two different academic institutions will include drafting OER into a campus-wide Inclusive Excellence Action Plan and innovative training workshops for faculty. These examples will provide the foundation for discussion. Participants will have access to materials that will help them plan and develop policy and/or training for their own institution.

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Identify examples of how Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Pedagogical approaches facilitate diverse and inclusive course materials

Identify methods for incentifying faculty to evaluate their own courses for diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism issues

Identify examples of how policy can help frame Open Educational Resources to include diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism goals


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