Open Education and Technology’s Symbiotic Relationship: Insights from Two OER Cases

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2022-09
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Commonwealth of Learning (COL)
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PCF10 Sub-theme: Building Resilience // Through the examination of two cases developed in a fully virtual environment, we illustrate and uncover the role and value of open educational pedagogy and practices as part of building educational resilience. The first project, Form and Function, wove together for teachers of secondary students, an interdisciplinary OER animation and learning activities as part of developing computational thinking. Following from this work, the Accelerating Vaccine Confidence project produced a science and digital literacy OER animation including open learning assets embracing student stakeholder voices. Throughout the co-creation of these curricular assets, the projects had collaborative design teams ranging from university professors and graduate students in the first case to high school students, their teachers and community members in the second. Hegarty’s (2015) attributes of open pedagogy frames and informs both projects and allows for a structured analysis of the processes and choices made. Participatory technologies formed a keystone of both projects and contribute toward the processes of educational resilience. The two cases highlight how interweaving open education with technology as a set of values and a mindset contributes toward educational innovative and resiliency. // Paper ID 5194

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Open Educational Resources (OER),Open Educational Practices (OEP),Educational Resilience,Educational Technology
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Canada
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Caribbean and Americas
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