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The Project Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative at Mercy College, New York, USA
McGreal, Rory

Published16 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Section Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountryUnited States, North America

ABSTRACT
Participants from the original seven partner institutions of KOCI soon realized that developing courses from scratch would be too time-consuming, as this requires months of negotiation with curriculum committees at each institution. Therefore, new approaches to instructional design were implemented that consisted of teams creating common formative and summative assessments.

At Mercy College, faculty introduced two KOCI-created modules (rather than full courses) in collaboration with other institutions and colleagues in their learning community. One module was focused on critical reading and the other one on math competencies. The modules followed a different trajectory for their implementation. The different approaches to integration of OER by faculty were the subject of regular meetings, so they could share their strategies. These meetings were identified as key to the success of the project.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of implementing OER at this institution.

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Keywords case study · course creation · OER modules

Other number2018-01-23
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URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/project-kaleidoscope-open-course-initiative-mercy-college-new-york-usa
Access date2018-01-23
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