James Skidmore + Myrto Provida
Open educational resources (OERs) are basically open access materials for teaching and learning. As an Open Education Fellow with eCampusOntario, Skid produced - with the assistance of Myrto Provida - a research report on how universities can encourage greater uptake of these shareable materials. This research has led to the examination of other open educational practices that Skid is now beginning to employ in his German studies courses. The most promising of these seems to be co-creating OERs with students that can be used in those very same courses. A series of self-directed workshops on the instructional skills needed in the technological age is also being developed with the assistance of Sara Ghaffarian.