Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D.

Open Education, SoTL, Psychology

Month: October 2014

OER for Psychology

Later this week Farhad Dastur and I will present at a symposium at the Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Atlanta, organized by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. Our symposium is titled “Opening up psychology: Adopting open textbooks, open pedagogy, and an open philosophy in the classroom.” The following is a list of some Psychology-specific OER for those who attend our symposium. It is not an exhaustive list by any means but is a start: [Click here to download the list: Psychology OER]

NOBA Project: http://nobaproject.com/

BC Open Textbook Project: http://open.bccampus.ca/

Resources for Teaching Research and Statistics in Psychology: http://www.teachpsychscience.org/

Go Cognitive: http://www.gocognitive.net

Cognitive Psychology Wiki: http://cognitivepsychology.wikidot.com/

STP Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/index.php

APA Online Psychology Laboratory: http://opl.apa.org/

Personality Pedagogy: http://personalitypedagogy.arcadia.edu/

Animations for Teaching: http://garyfisk.com/anim/index.html

Social Psychology Teaching Resources: http://www.socialpsychology.org/teaching.htm

Timothy Bender’s Memory & Cognition Demonstrations: http://courses.missouristate.edu/timothybender/mem/mydemos.html

Rossman/Chance Applet Collection: http://www.rossmanchance.com/applets/index.html

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics & Education: https://www.causeweb.org/webinar/activity/

Interpreting Correlations: http://rpsychologist.com/d3/correlation/

The Brain from Top to Bottom: http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/

Research Methods Knowledge Base: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/

Fostering Sustainable Behavior (textbook): http://www.cbsm.com/pages/guide/preface/

TED Ed: Psychology: http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=psychology

Psychology Tutorials & Animations: http://psych.hanover.edu/Krantz/tutor.html

 

Other General Repositories & Providers of OER

MIT Open Courseware: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/

Saylor Academy Library: https://saylor.longsight.com/

OpenStax College: http://openstaxcollege.org/books

OpenStax CNX: http://cnx.org/

Merlot: http://www.merlot.org/

OER commons: https://www.oercommons.org/browse/keyword/psychology

The Fellowship of the Open

Over the past year I have had the pleasure of working with the fine folk at BCcampus a fair bit – first as a reviewer of two open textbooks, then as an adopter of three, adapter of two, organizer of an open test bank sprint, and a co-presenter at professional development workshops at Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. So when I saw another potential excuse to spend time with Mary, Amanda, and Clint, I couldn’t help but apply for one of three Faculty Fellow positions with their open education program.

Today was the first meeting of us fellows – Christina Hendricks (UBC Philosophy) and Jessie Key (VIU Chemistry) are the other two – at BCcampus headquarters in Victoria. We received a briefing about the status of the Open Textbook Project and discussed our roles over the next year (mainly research, advocacy, & feedback to the OT team). In some ways this will be a continuation of our efforts thus far but there are many new opportunities as well (e.g., outreach within our disciplines and to student groups, presenting at the next Open Textbook summit in Vancouver, research funding, etc.). I am especially pleased to lead the research initiative, including an online survey of BC faculty that Clint and I have been working on recently with Beck Pitt (OER Research Hub) that is almost ready for launch, and that fits very well within my own research agenda at KPU.

Christina and Jessie are already doing remarkable work in the open arena and I look forward to working closely with them. Our mandate is thrilling, we have great support at BCcampus, and I believe we will collectively be able to help tangibly advance the open education agenda here in BC.

The Future is Open (https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/43164) by Luke Surl under CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)