(Please post a response by Sunday, 7/24)
Below is a list of just a few, common categories of educational resources that can be designed to be student-driven.
An in-class activity (i.e students are tasked with generating a grading criteria for the class, or for a project)
A handout/A study guide: (i.e students create a hand out or study guide that they think would help other students learn an important topic in the class)
A video: (students can take a pre-existing video that is either public domain or uses a CC license and edit or remix it with other CC/Public Domain footage)
An essay/article that synthesizes information from copyrighted articles or textbooks for the benefit of other students.
For more ideas and information about types of open assignments, take a look at this list of assignments (which is itself an OER!)
After considering these lists, answer the following questions:
1) What skills are most necessary for your students to absorb and apply the content/topics of your class?
2) Which of the above categories (or another of your choosing) do you think would best help them learn these skills?
3) As you saw in the example from the live session, it’s possible to take an existing educational resource and edit or remix it–is this something that interests you? If you were to search for a pre-existing OER to edit, what search terms might you use?