Open educational resources or OERs are educational materials (ranging from activities and assessments to entire textbooks and everything in between) that have been published under an open license or are in the public domain. Others are then able to reuse, modify, adapt, and share the materials as needed. Below, you can access some of my course materials that I’ve made freely available as OERs. 

I created this resource to help students in my ENG-W171: Projects in Digital Literacy and Composition visualize at a glance how the digital skills they were learning were scaffolded. The Crescendo outlines the digital tools used to produce a set of deliverables, culminating in a carefully branded and curated portfolio at the end of the semester. Additionally, it makes note of which of the five modes of communication are most applicable for each deliverable.

Teaching Close Reading Through Social Annotation

This activity, using the social annotation tool Hypothesis, encourages students to become more attentive readers and thoughtful collaborators. 

Women of Colour: Using Corpus Analysis for Introducing Representations of Race in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

As a digital humanities tool, corpus analysis allows students to visually map language use. Adopted as a tool for anti-racist pedagogy, corpus analysis allows us to recognize from a distance the role race plays in a given text, visualizing its prominences, patterns, and even silences. 

Co-created with Annelise Norman 

Multimodal Project: Designing a Book Cover

For this assignment, students imagine that they have been hired as graphic designers for a university press. Their first on-the-job assignment is to design a book cover (using Canva’s free book cover template, Microsoft Publisher, Google Slides, or Adobe Illustrator) for a new edition of the novel we are studying. There are two components to this project: the digital cover design and a written rationale. 

Revising Introductions Activity

This active learning activity tasks students with both peer reviewing and revising essay introductions. In small groups, students move through multiple rounds as they comment on another group's anonymized introductions.