Professional Learning

Leeward CC has developed and conducted professional learning using two different instructional modalities. The workshops have been designed to equip instructors with foundational knowledge, tools, skills, and resources to incorporate no-cost and low-cost resources into their courses.

The workshops were offered as a week-long, In-Person or a 6-week "Flipped" Classroom .  


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The In-Person version of this workshop was used during a week-long workshop where participants met from Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm. The workshop incorporated mini-lectures, hands-on activities, group discussions, guest speakers, and individual time to work on their own course. Participants did not have homework as all activities were done in class. The Flipped Classroom version of this workshop was used during a six-week workshop series where participants did at-home reading and activities during the week and met once a week for 1.5 hours to participate in activities and discussions designed to reinforce the learning objectives.

Both versions of the openly shared with the hopes that other educational institutions will provide training and support for instructors seeking to adopt OER course materials. The training and materials are licensed as CC-BY unless otherwise noted.

Objectives include:

  1. Articulating the value of OER in higher education

  2. Defining OER

  3. Distinguishing between openly licensed, public domain, and copyrighted materials

  4. Finding OER in your subject area

  5. Evaluating OER

  6. Understanding the differences in Creative Commons license types

  7. Combining different types of Creative Commons licensed materials

  8. Adding a Creative Commons license to your own work

  9. Giving proper attributions to OER