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Wikipedia in the Classroom

Bumping this post up to the top for the OU Academic Tech Expo presentation!  (as an aside, just was in a G+ discussion about using PPT in teaching/classes and how much I don’t like closed slides – so am posting my presentation here as well as extra links).

Wikipedia – what is it and why should I learn to love it?

So we know students are going to Wikipedia, it is time to learn to love it!

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Here are the links from the original post made for the OU TSI…..

This morning, John Stewart and I are giving a panel presentation at the OU Teaching Scholars Initiative.  We have pulled together a lot of links that we plan to share, and I though I would post them here as well.

General:

How to Wiki:

Writing in the Classroom

How Wikipedia is used:

Faculty Stories – Dr. Michael R. Markham

Dr. Michael Markham, is the Case-Hooper Assistant Professor of Neurobiology in the University of Oklahoma Department of He has created a set of open materials for his students in his Introduction to Neurobiology course.   Course: BIOL 3833 Previous Textbook:  Different options over the years Alternative Textbook: a set of content and resources available on the courseContinue Reading

Faculty Stories – Dr. Wayne Riggs

Dr. Wayne Riggs is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Philosophy.  He has adopted an open textbook for teaching Logic.   Course: PHIL 4133, Symbolic Logic I Previous Textbook:  Different options over the years Alternative Textbook: forall x, An Introduction to Formal Logic, by P.D. Magnus The following is a briefContinue Reading

Faculty Stories: Dr. William Ray

Dr. William Ray is the Vice Provost and Dean, Tulsa Graduate College He has created a digital course pack for his course, including his class lecture notes and additional content that he wrote and makes available to students as PDFs. Course: HR 5023, Introduction to Research in Human Relations Previous Textbook:  Introduction to Statistics by Mario F. Triola Alternative Textbook:Continue Reading

First year as an OER Coordinator – a look back…

First year as an OER Coordinator – a look back…

I am presenting today at the Open Education Conference in DC today – so very excited they have a library track this year!!!  Last year way my first OpenEd and I LOVED it – learned so much that I have been able to use in my first year as an OER coordinator.  I am really honored toContinue Reading

Faculty Stories:  Dr. Lawrence Baines

Faculty Stories: Dr. Lawrence Baines

As part of our ongoing series of faculty’s experiences creating and adopting alternative textbook solutions for students, this weeks post is from Dr. Lawrence Baines,  Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Professor of English Education in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education has taken a different approach to open from some of the other faculty highlightedContinue Reading

Beyond OUr Walls: Kristi Jensen, University of Minnesota Libraries

Beyond OUr Walls: Kristi Jensen, University of Minnesota Libraries

Kristi Jensen from the University of Minnesota Libraries will be presenting a talk on Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability and Academic Success on Monday, October 20th at 3:00 pm in the Bizzell Library Community Room, LL118, just across from the new Bookmark Cafe. Learn more about Open Textbooks and how you can make a difference by adoptingContinue Reading

Open Textbook Workshop – October 21st

Open Textbook Workshop – October 21st

Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two-hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $300 stipend for your efforts! The University of Oklahoma Libraries is hosting an Open Textbook Workshop on Tuesday October 21st.Continue Reading

Faculty Stories: Paul Sims

Faculty Stories: Paul Sims

As part of our ongoing series of faculty’s experiences creating and adopting alternative textbook solutions for students, this weeks post is from Dr. Paul Sims.  Dr. Sims received a grant from the Alternative Textbook Initiative here through OU Libraries to take the iBook he created for his CHEM 3753, Introduction to Biomechanical Methods lab andContinue Reading

Why Tablets for Exams

Just a quick note from Stacy:  Dr. Kurt Gramoll will be guest blogging over the next few weeks to talk about his open textbooks and how he uses them in the classroom.  He received an Alternative Textbook Grant in the summer of 2014 to support further use of his content and assessments in the classroom.Continue Reading