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Tuesday, April 24


Increasing Use of OER in Ontario Using a Sensemaking Approach
In this 30-minute presentation session, Jenni Hayman will describe her doctoral action research to date. The purpose of her research is to increase the use of OER in Ontario, Canada by designing and delivering an educator awareness and support strategy in partnership with college and university staff. She is currently at the end of data collection and will have a variety of preliminary analyses and findings. Jenni will also describe her research design and her application of Weick, Sutcliffe, and Obstfeld’s (2005) organizational "Sensemaking" model influencing her interactions with learners, educators, and administrators. Session attendees will be encouraged to share their own successes and challenges related to increasing use of OER in their contexts.


Jenni Hayman

Arizona State University

Tuesday April 24, 2018 16:10 - 16:35
Commissie 3


Exploring Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogy and Teachers’ Trust
Within Canadian K-12 education, the nascent movement toward OER use and practices continues to develop within various pockets throughout the country. Unlike the growth of OER at higher education, for the Canadian K-12 system unique OER complications arise with which school authorities at all levels must wrestle, in part due to provincial authority over this level of education, the role of information privacy concerns for minors, and the powerful legacy of educational publishers dominating the supply of resources for K-12. Despite these complications, OER and an Open Pedagogy are developing within K-12 classrooms although practitioners may not initially identify their educational practices as part of an Open Pedagogy. This lack of acknowledgement of their open practice speaks to the need for further OER awareness within the field by all levels of educators. Albeit nascent OER users, educators practice to some degree aspects of the eight attributes of an Open Pedagogy (Hegarty, 2015) and it is through their experiences of teaching that they explore and discuss their perceptions of OER and the complicated implications that accompany the use of and support for K-12 OER. This paper provides the context for a proposed research study whereby practicing K-12 teachers as part of their graduate studies, participated in online discussion forums that examined OER awareness, use and issues. Using an interpretative phenomenological analysis will be justified to examine the eight attributes of an Open Pedagogy with a deeper examination of the attribute of Openness, Trust and People. This presentation examines the research in process with respect to the role of trust within an Open Pedagogy.

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Constance Blomgren

Assistant Professor, Athabasca University
Dr. Connie Blomgren is an Assistant Professor at Athabasca Univeristy where she has designed and implemented professional learning modules to further digital pedagogy ( Blended and Online Learning and Teaching). The BOLT blog hosts teacher commentaries regarding technology-enhanced... Read More →

Tuesday April 24, 2018 16:35 - 17:00
Commissie 3