Recently, I completed the Certificate of Open and Online Learning (COOL) through the University of Windsor’s Office of Open Learning, which has provided me with an opportunity to embrace open practice in my teaching.
Some of the outcomes of these courses include:
I have also had an opportunity to attend a recent open education conference and join in on an open learning book club.
During the past year, I was fortunate to receive an OER ACE: Adopt, Create, Extend Open Educational Resources Grant through the University of Windsor Office of Open Learning. The grant allowed me to lead a project, which has resulted in the publication of Leadership and Management in Learning Organizations with two colleagues, M.Ed. graduate student Carson Babich and Mark Lubrick from the University of Windsor Office of Open Learning. Recently, I received a second OER ACE-Adopt, Create, Extend Open Educational Resources Grant through the University of Windsor Office of Open Learning to support the writing of an online textbook on the theories of individual and collective learning. This book project should be completed by April 2021. I have recently submitted an eCampusOntario Digital Content Expression of Interest to develop the remaining four Minor in Organizational Learning and Teaching course OERs.
While I am still new at open practice, I am looking to incorporate more of it into my teaching in the coming year. I am currently engaged with modifying the delivery of my fall classes to ensure they can be offered online.
Team writes book on learning leadership (University of Windsor Daily News, 28 May 2020)