PressED 2018 Conference Presentation

Posted by Kate Reynolds on Mar 29, 2018 6:42:08 AM

 

We presented at the inaugural PressED Conference on teaching, pedagogy, an research this morning about content design, our use of taxonomies and WordPress. Here is a summary our presentation: 

Subject matter taxonomies form the basis of mediabook and course development at TEL Library. Paired with the functionality of taxonomies in WordPress, this is a new way to use an old concept for the purpose of promoting the development of reusable and modular learning content.

 Below is a static version of our presentation that we're excited to share with you!

 

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Tags: Learning Design, Affordable Learning

A Flexible Solution for Teaching Computer Systems and Technology

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Mar 5, 2018 8:35:44 AM

Recently, I sat down with TEL Library’s Chief Librarian, Stacy Zemke, to get her thoughts on our Computer Systems and Technology course and what makes it so versatile. Stacy formerly served as the OER Librarian at the University of Oklahoma and has taught courses such as Information & Communication Technology, Information Technology Management, and Design & Implementation of Web-based Information Services. She also serves as the principal course designer and subject matter expert for TEL Library’s Computer Systems and Technology product.

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An Affordable High School Curriculum for Homeschool Parents

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Feb 28, 2018 12:18:42 PM

Recently, I sat down with Kathy Burt, TEL Library’s Director of Outreach for the homeschool market, to get her thoughts on why the TEL Library curriculum makes sense for homeschool. Kathy is a former homeschool parent, school teacher and the founder/principal of Fort Worth Heritage Christian Academy and ACI Academy. Below are excerpts from our conversation.

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Webinar: Affordable Learning Solutions for Economics

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Feb 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

While interest in OER and affordable learning materials continues to grow, faculty report there are not enough complete, openly-licensed textbook solutions available. In this webinar TEL Library’s Chief Librarian, Stacy Zemke, and Executive Director Rob Reynolds discuss TEL Library’s focus on openly licensed content for Economics, and how we are working to create engaging and affordable learning solutions.

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Webinar: Affordable Learning Solutions for U.S. History

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Feb 19, 2018 12:48:03 PM

While interest in OER and affordable learning materials continues to grow, there are fewer complete textbook solutions available for humanities disciplines than exist for courses in the social sciences or STEM. In this webinar TEL Library’s Chief Librarian, Stacy Zemke, and Executive Director Rob Reynolds discuss TEL Library’s focus on openly licensed content for humanities courses and, more specifically, for U.S. History.

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Webinar: Affordable Learning Solutions for Language and Composition

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Feb 12, 2018 5:00:00 AM

While interest in OER and affordable learning materials continues to grow, there are fewer complete textbook solutions available for humanities disciplines than exist for courses in the social sciences or STEM. In this webinar TEL Library’s Chief Librarian, Stacy Zemke, and Executive Director Rob Reynolds discuss TEL Library’s focus on openly licensed content for humanities courses and, more specifically, for English Composition.

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Anatomy of a Lesson: Computer Operating Systems

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Feb 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

[Our Anatomy of a Lesson series provides an in-depth view into the thinking and learning design decisions that go into TEL Library lessons for different topics. The primary content contributor for our "Computer Operating Systems" lesson was Stacy Zemke. Rob Reynolds served as primary course designer. Click here to learn more about our Introduction to Computer Systems and Technology mediabook.]

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TEL Library: A Vision for Affordable Education

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Jan 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Almost a year ago, Vance Fried, Stacy Zemke, and I sat down to dream about how we might build a different kind of learning content solution, one that could have a lasting impact on education in the U.S. and beyond.

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Anatomy of a Lesson: Comparative Advantage

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Jan 29, 2018 11:19:10 AM

[Our Anatomy of a Lesson series provides an in-depth view into the thinking and learning design decisions that go into TEL Library lessons for different topics. The primary content contributor for our Comparative Advantage lesson was Dr. Art Carden. Stacy Zemke served as primary course designer and Laura Pople is the Editorial Director for all TEL Library content. Vance Fried serves as consultant on all TEL Library Economics and Business content.Click here to learn more about our Microeconomics and Macroeconomics mediabooks.]

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Anatomy of a Lesson: Women’s Roles and Rights in Pre-Revolutionary U.S.

Posted by Rob Reynolds on Jan 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

[Our Anatomy of a Lesson series provides an in-depth view into the thinking and learning design decisions that go into TEL Library lessons for different topics. The primary content contributor for our "Women’s Roles and Rights in Pre-Revolutionary U.S." lesson was Jay Reynolds. Rob Reynolds served as course designer and Laura Pople is the Editorial Director for all TEL Library content. Click here to learn more about our U.S. History to 1877 mediabook.]

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