In this episode, Dr. Amy Nusbaum shares projects she led to leverage the permissions of open licenses and adapt an introduction to psychology open textbook to make it more inclusive. In one project, psychology students provided suggestions on how the textbook could better fit their local context. In the other, Amy leveraged open tools to crowd-source the evaluation of the textbook through the lens of diversity, representation, and inclusion.
We talk about open pedagogy, the importance of support, collaboration, and funding, and the real impact that small changes can have.
Read the transcript for this episode and contribute to the conversation at https://knowledgespectrums.opened.ca/.
Here are some links and resources mentioned in this episode:
- Follow Amy on Twitter @amy_nusbaum
- Check out Amy’s Google Scholar page (This is where you can find all of her published research)
- Who Gets to Wield Academic Mjolnir?: On Worthiness, Knowledge Curation, and Using the Power of the People to Diversify OER – The published article describing the diversification project Amy led, plus the associated research on the impact on students’ sense of belonging on campus.
- Psychology – 2e (OpenStax) – The textbook that Amy’s projects focused on.
- Hypothes.is – collaborative, web annotation
- Pressbooks – self-publishing tool often used in post-secondary for creating and sharing OER
You can learn more about this podcast at knowledgespectrums.opened.ca. On the website, you can find all episodes and transcripts, along with many other resources and information related to this project. Comments and Hypothes.is are enabled on the website, so if you have thoughts and ideas you want to share, that is a great place to post them.
You can connect with me on Twitter @josiea_g and you can tweet about the podcast using the hashtag #OKSPodcast.
The theme song is “Cool Upbeat Hip Hop Piano” by ItsMochaJones on freesound.org and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
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