3.2 Student objectives
Our primary philosophical goal of teaching and learning mathematics and computer science at the collegiate level is to engage students in various ways to help deepen their understanding about concepts. The OER-enabled pedagogical approach is the perfect match for our search, as it has been discussed by many educators (e.g., Willey and Hilton, 2018). Based on this perspective, we would propose some activity models to assist collegiate educators in creating and modifying their teaching modules and learning activities.
These OER-enabled pedagogical activities are structured to create an open educational environment so as to move students toward meeting course expectations and becoming critical thinkers. Some specific instructional goals for creating OER-enabled pedagogical activities are as follows.
1. learn the course concepts through various activities.
2. learn to create their own concept-related problems
3. share and represent their thoughts in various ways, such as in group discussion boards via Blackboard, and/or in a whole-class setting
4. have the opportunity to license their problems, projects, or creations in a different format for reuse with Creative Commons
5. build a sense of community
By Yonghong L McDowell