Using an Open Textbook and a Learning Management System in Trades Courses: A (Possible) Case Study

Phase 3 – Implementation: 1st Month

Moira’s Tasks
(Weeks 1-4)
“Must Have” Goal This Task Supports Supports Moira Used
#1 Connected with 2 colleagues in the Trades school who were willing to share suggestions and recommendations based on their own prior experience with similar course revisions and moving into the LMS. LMS Informal “buddy” or mentor system with more experienced “blended delivery” colleagues in Moira’s program.
#2 Met with an instructional designer at the college. LMS; OT Instructional Designer
Specific to Moira’s college; locate the teaching & learning services at your institution for suggestions.
#3 Booked hands-on training sessions to learn how to use the LMS to:

  1. Organize her course site to support her intentions and usability for her students;
  2. Organize all of her course files to support her own work with the site and make her ongoing maintenance of the site efficient and manageable;
  3. Upload OER files (textbook chapters, images), as well as own PowerPoint and Word documents;
  4. Create new content pages;
  5. Create and deliver quizzes.
LMS LMS Training & workshops
Specific to Moira’s college; locate the teaching & learning services at your institution for suggestions.
#4 Reviewed the “Common Core” section of the “Trades” collection in the BC Open Textbook library OT Common Core section of Open Textbook “Trades” collection:
https://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?subject=Common Core
#5 Searched this collection for anything that covered “tools and equipment”.

  1. Found: 4 sections in the “Line C: Tools & Equipment” series;
  2. Identified “Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms” as first textbook to use.
OT From the BC Open Textbook Collection:
Line C: Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

Info and landing page for the Line C: Tools and Equipment textbook
“Line C: Tools and Equipment” textbook info page
#6 Read through the textbook and information about the ancillary resources associated with the textbook.

[Note: The ancillary resources available with the open textbook Moira adopted included demonstration videos AND a question bank to use for online “self tests”. Moira is free to use all or some of the resources as she likes, and can create new videos and new questions to add to the question bank as her time permits.]

OT Open Textbook plus ancillary resources: videos, question library.
#7 Downloaded all textbook files + specific ancillary-resource files formatted for Moira’s LMS (D2L) OT; LMS Saved to a folder on her own computer at this point.
#8 Filled out and submitted the BC Open Textbook Adoption Form OT BC Open Textbook Adoption Form:
https://open.bccampus.ca/about-2/adoption-form/

Open Textbook Adoption Form
Open Textbook Adoption Form
Moira’s recommendation at this point in the project:
Check-in with “buddy system” and instructional designer: “How am I doing so far?

 

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Phase 3 - Implementation: 1st Month by Sue Doner and Susan Chandler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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