Below are suggestions for how you can incorporate the materials and assignments from this resource into an existing course, but feel encouraged to chart your own path, too.

Prior to class period

  • Introduce the concepts of OER and open education so that students are familiar with them.
  • Check out the Trans 101 materials to have a basic understanding of the resources.

During class period

  • If you don’t feel comfortable presenting on gender identity topics, consider bringing in a guest lecturer to cover this content.
    • Alternatively, you could find existing video content, such as on Youtube, to stand in for this.
  • Introduce the issue of trans inclusion in OER by highlighting ways that OER reinforces and reifies existing gender categories and norms.
  • Discuss some reasons why trans inclusion is important in OER and what the benefits are.
  • Use the discussion questions and activities to help students understand the concepts and come up with ideas of their own.
  • You could also use an example OER material to walk through the OER Evaluation Assignment steps.
  • Depending on class time and desire, either complete one or both the suggested assignments in class or assign for a later due date.

After class period

  • Provide feedback for any assignments.
  • Check in with students about their takeaways from the class period.

Modifications for asynchronous online delivery

  • The discussion questions and activities can be done in small groups or on a full class discussion board.
  • You could create a short video talking through the scenarios or walking through an example OER for the OER Evaluation Assignment.


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