5 The Spirit of Open: OER Stewardship and the CARE Framework

5 The Spirit of Open: OER Stewardship and the CARE Framework

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Now that we have explored OER and OEP, it’s time to think about stewardship more deeply. Stewardship is  an ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources. In Learning Area 5, we will explore issues related to OER stewardship and the ways we can take care of students and ourselves when implementing Open.

Key Takeaways

  • A better understanding of what it means to be a good steward in Open
  • A greater awareness of the risks to students and ourselves when we participate in Open
  • A greater awareness of the issues surrounding student data privacy and data rights
  • An exploration of practices, strategies, and policies to protect our students and ourselves in our Open work and to help us be good stewards in Open

JUNE 3-7: Asynchronous Activities

Read and Annotate

5.1 Please read the following two articles and use Hypothes.is to annotate.

  1. The CARE framework — This article was written in 2018. The concept will continually evolve as our understanding of stewardship in open does.
  2. Digital Detox 2021/8: Platform pedagogy, privacy, and the pandemic by Amy Collier.

Once logged into Hypothes.is, be sure you are in our group, RLOE Network, before you start annotating.

5.2 Please also read the following. You may annotate if you choose.

  1. The Web We Need to Give Students by Audrey Watters was written in 2015.
  2. Sample MOU when working with students from the Rebus Guide for Making Open Textbooks with Students.

Connect and Discuss

5.3 Answer all of the questions below for yourself. Then go to OEG Connect Learning Area 5 and post about the one question there.**IMPORTANT NOTE: You must be logged into OEG Connect in order for the link to work and take you directly to the discussion thread.

  1. In what ways are students at risk when they participate in Open? How is this different for marginalized or underserved students?
  2. In what ways are faculty taking a risk when participating in Open? How is this different for marginalized or underserved faculty?
  3. What needs to be added to or edited in the existing CARE framework so that it “articulates a set of shared values and a collective vision for the future of education and learning enabled by the widespread adoption and use of OER” that truly meets the needs of all?

Write Your Strategic Plan

5.4 As you are thinking about what stewardship means for open educators, you can begin thinking more deeply about what sorts of activities you can plan that will support your open education strategic plan. Be sure to consult the Strategic Plan Template for a few ideas about types of events.

  1. Please DRAFT IV. Activities in your strategic plan.
  2. Please REVIEW at least three of your colleagues’ IV. Activities section.
  3. Please PROVIDE FEEDBACK. This can be comments, reactions, questions, etc.
    • You can do this by using the Insert>Comment feature in Google Docs or by typing directly into the document.
    • Remember that all our strategic plans are accessible in the Strategic Plans RLOE Cohort 3 Folder.
    • Use this asynchronous collaborative opportunity to learn from each other and to enhance your own strategic planning.

THURS, JUNE 9 : Synchronous Zoom Session

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Topics: Stewardship and the CARE Framework, Strategic Plan: Activities