The session will present the open education practices in AUCA, through student authored content. These works will later be used in consequent courses. The session also will include demonstration of Pressbook platform, which is used to create eBooks in multiple formats.
The session will present the open education practice in undergraduate Introduction to Sociology for non-sociologist class at AUCA. The students were encouraged to develop their own content as OER, which further will be used for this course in the following semesters. Based on their interest, students create their own content to reflect on societal issues in the country through their final projects, which will include both written and visual material. . Then with the help of librarians, student authored content will be presented as open eBook , allowing creation of an additional learning resource which will be further utilized for this course. For this project, we used Pressbook platform, which allows to create eBooks in multiple formats.
This is our first experience of engaging students to create OER. Through participation in this project students:
- consider and select from different formats to present their content;
- learn basics of instructional design which is needed to create OER;
- participate in peer-review to improve OER;
- engage in active learning.
The project helped provide opportunities for deep and active learning through open pedagogy approach. Students are also engaged in co-learning, as this project requires collaboration, review and feedback of peers’ works.