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Friday, November 8 • 10:45am - 11:10am
Collaborative Lesson Planning Offline; via GitHub and via Google Drive

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Collaborative Lesson Planning (CLP) is a methodology and philosophy for teachers looking to capitalize on the work of other teachers and to improve those works by sharing their own remixes. This and is an update of the one I gave at OpenEd '11. Over the past two years I have found wonderful OER online made by others as well as developed many more Open Educational Resources that I have shared with teachers online and refined the methods for doing so. Building off the work of Dr. Karl Stolley I now primarily use GitHub to develop and share the OER I use in my English as a Second Language classes. Currently I use a mix of OER and proprietary resources provided by the school, but over time I seek to move to exclusive use of OER to reduce costs on my students, plus enhance the credibility and quality of resources for other instructors.

Subtly incorporating patterns uncovered by the Peeragogy Handbook (http://peeragogy.org), which I am a proud contributor to, at the College of Chicago I am collaborating with other teachers on lesson plans offline as well as via Google Drive. I will share best practices for other individuals and institutions looking to more formally adopt CLP. CLP can also be extended to student work, which I have begun by requiring students to blog a lot of their assignments (a la DS106 to a degree) and eventually I plan on educating them on Copyright so others can utilize their work more fully. For now it is enough that they complete the assignments!

Towards the same end I have started and offered two sequences of a MOOC for English as a Second or Foreign Language students online that almost only uses OER for materials. All of the course materials are available following the stream of the online lecture for students enrolled to use as well as for anyone online looking to self-study English. I am also planning on using these materials to ?flip? the classroom and will report back on that experience.


Friday November 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:10am

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