Learn something new for your teaching or research every day during Open Access Week! All workshops will be online; join us from the comfort of your office or home.
Data Visualization I: Explore and Clean Data with OpenRefine
Monday, Oct 25th at 1:15pm
This workshop will introduce OpenRefine, a powerful but user-friendly program for exploring and cleaning messy data. With its ability to incorporate textual cleaning techniques such as clustering and faceting, OpenRefine provides an advanced alternative to Excel without needing to understand computer programming. Registrants will be sent instructions for installing OpenRefine prior to the workshop.
Activating Annotation in Moodle with Hypothesis
Tuesday, Oct 26 at 4:30pm
Becky George, Hypothesis Success Specialist, will discuss how collaborative annotation with Hypothesis can be used to make student reading visible, active, and social. In addition to sharing pedagogical best practices for collaborative annotation, Becky will demonstrate how Hypothesis can be used with course readings in Moodle. After presenting, Becky will lead participants in a discussion about how Hypothesis collaborative annotation can be used in their specific disciplines and with their specific teaching and learning objectives. Participants can expect to come away from this session with a clear idea about how they can start incorporating collaborative annotation into their courses to improve student success.
Copyright Essentials for Teaching and Research
Wednesday, Oct 27 at 10am
Do you have questions about which materials you can use in your teaching and research, and when you can use them? In this workshop, we’ll help you sort through the key issues surrounding copyrighted materials, including the application of Fair Use as well as various exceptions to copyright, such as the TEACH Act and library reproduction. We’ll also dive into some issues that arise most frequently among college faculty, including the use of copyrighted materials in teaching and assignments; images and video; concerns arising from the public presentation of student work; and copyright/ownership of your own research.
OER and Your Course: Integrating Open Content into the Curriculum
Thursday, Oct 28 at 1:15pm
It’s Open Access Week! Explore copyright-free multimedia resources to use for your teaching. In this workshop, we will look at newly created resources for the humanities, social sciences, STEM and biological sciences. Faculty OER advocates will discuss the ways in which OER reduce prohibitive costs, help you incorporate diverse voices, and support your unique and creative courses.
Introduction to PressBooks: Publish Digital Books & Open Educational Resources
Friday, Oct 29 at 1:15pm
Interested in creating, adapting or remixing a digital book? With Pressbooks you can create textbooks, monographs, and teaching materials; export books in multiple digital and print formats; and create custom course materials and open textbooks. Add embedded media and interactive content to Pressbooks for added engagement and assessment of learning. See examples here.
ArcGIS Online is a powerful cloud-based mapping and analysis platform that can be used to create informative and compelling web and story maps. This workshop will demonstrate the features and functionality available through a free public account, with a focus on free data available through Esri’s Living Atlas data repository. During this workshop participants will create a public account, or optionally use an organizational account through their institution, and learn how to create web maps focused on socioeconomic and demographic data, including historic redlining districts for major cities in the US.