neon sign reading OpenOpen educational resources can contribute to a more equitable approach to instruction, and a Dec. 6 workshop will introduce how to use them.

Workshop to teach instructors about harnessing the power of open for inclusive education

Did you know that the University of Windsor has its very own Open Educational Resource Ranger? Come learn from Tranum Kaur (she/her) about how the open education movement can be a powerful force for creating more inclusive educational experiences.

She will host a 45-minute workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 11 a.m. This hybrid session will be offered both in-person in room 1232, Centre for Engineering Innovation, and online via Teams. Sign up for the workshop in the Office of Open Learning workshop database.

Dr. Kaur is a faculty member and co-ordinator of the Master of Medical Biotechnology program in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. She is a recipient of the 2023 Dr. Alan Wright Award for Exemplary Digital Teaching Award.

In this interactive session, she will introduce open educational resources and their benefits and help instructors identify some of the repositories to find OERS.

“With the rising cost of living, how many students are able to afford to purchase required textbooks?” Kaur asks. “Integrating open educational resources in your teaching can make a more cost-effective and equitable student learning approach.”

She will also highlight the difference between free and open resources and the six Creative Commons license types promoting the sharing and reuse of OERs.