#Openteach Book Launch: An Open Book for Educators

We invite you to join us at the launch event for the #Openteach: Professional Development for Open Online Educators open online book by Orna Farrell, James Brunton, Caitriona Ni She, and Eamon Costello. 

About the book

In this book we aim to share the knowledge, resources and research generated by the #Openteach project, which aimed to create an evidence-based and open professional learning approach to support educators to teach online.

Teaching online is different, in this book we explore this difference with the aim of supporting educators to develop their online teaching practice and knowledge of online pedagogy.

The book combines the theory and practice of teaching online and contains examples and ideas, drawn from the voices of online educators and online students. We consider key themes in online pedagogy such as presence, interaction, supporting online students, and synchronous and asynchronous engagement. 

Why an open book?

#Openteach: Professional Development for Open Online Educators is an open online book published on the Pressbooks platform. The book is further evidence of our commitment to open access publishing through a Creative Commons License (CCL). The principle of openness was at the heart of the #Openteach project. All of the resources and intellectual outputs were CCL and openly shared through social media and the project website. The #Openteach online course was freely available and participation was open to anyone, from anywhere, with the capability to join an online course. 

Read the book

You can access the book online here: https://oer.pressbooks.pub/openteach/

Come to our book launch

Date: Tuesday, 29th June 2021

Time: 10:00 am (Irish time)

To register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/openteach-book-launch-tickets-160191644521

For more information, contact Dr Orna Farrell orna.farrell@dcu.ie

Latest Moodle Munch Webinar: Universal Design for Learning

A recorded video and related slide-decks are now available from the latest (12th May) presentations in the Moodle Munch webinar series. Last week’s webinar included a talk by Suzanne Stone and Karen Buckley from the NIDL’s Teaching Enhancement Unit on how the principles of Universal Design for Learning have been embedded in Moodle through the development of a related toolkit. This was followed by a presentation reporting the digital architecture at Hibernia College located in the wider context of the DigCompEdu Competence Framework.

• Presentation 01 Slides: UDL Toolkit for Moodle

• Presentation 02 Slides: Moodle: part of digital architecture for T&L

Our next webinar in the MoodleMunch series takes place on Tuesday 2nd June. DCU will deliver a presentation on its Moodle integration with the video service Unicam, which allows students to express themselves in video format for learning and assessment activities. Dublin Business School will present on its integrated system to capture, organise and share recorded lectures and related resources with its learners. You can register to attend this webinar on Zoom. A full MoodleMunch schedule is also available in this document.