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The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use. Created via Pressbooks (online publishing platform).
Date created: 2017-03-31
Through videos, text and quizzes students will learn the basics of library research, including understanding the peer-review process. This interactive Canvas (SFU's LMS) tutorial is a great tool for making sure that all of your students know the essentials, and can be assigned as preparation for more specialized library workshops. It takes approximately 50 minutes to complete.
We proposed to create a clicker question bank for a third-year undergraduate course in numerical analysis (MACM 316). The purpose of this question bank is three-fold. First, we aimed to better engage students in the MACM 316 classroom. This course is taught mostly in a lecture style and many students struggle with the material. We believed that providing the students with some opportunity for more active interaction in lectures will go a long way towards keeping their attention, engaging them more with the material, and encouraging them to reflect more deeply on important concepts. Secondly, we wanted to gauge students’ understanding of prerequisite material as well as determining which new concepts introduced in lecture require further explanation. To this end, we aimed to focus on developing two types of questions: “warm-ups” that focus on prerequisite material and are given at the start of class; and deeper concept tests that attempt to measure how well ideas just presented in lecture have been assimilated. Thirdly, having such a well-designed and comprehensive bank of questions that is openly accessible should (we hope) also encourage other instructors at SFU and elsewhere to implement them in their lectures.
Date created: 2019