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  • Open Pedagogy in Theatre Arts

    As I continued to learn about open pedagogy, I felt like I had finally found an articulated educational and teaching philosophy that encompassed so many of the goals that I was trying to achieve as an educator.

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  • Teaching (Hispanic) Cultures and Literatures in Translation with OA and OER

    I have decided to actively reflect with my students on the problems associated with availability and copyright, and that we face as researchers and students of contemporary cultures and literature in translation.

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  • The Copyright Challenge

    I’ve had the opportunity to teach a number of different classes on Latin America at City, Queens, and Lehman, but when I want to include works by scholars from the region, many of the most thought-provoking or relevant works are not available in English, and they may or may not be accessible in the U.S. How do I teach about decolonizing knowledge when I can’t put it into practice?

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  • Open Pedagogy and Social Work Education

    I have the privilege of teaching Research Methods to social work students who are driven not only to learn about research, but to challenge structural oppression. I want to develop the knowledge and skills to respond intelligently (and with intent) when students push me to disrupt the classist education system by incorporating open pedagogical approaches.

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  • My Journey of Making Education Affordable

    Borrowing textbooks from the library, photocopying, or finding a free PDF version have always been the best options to enable me to continue my education while living a financially sound life. As I became an adjunct lecturer of Physics and Mathematics at CUNY, I saw students in a similar situation in every course.

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  • open/ings

    OA and OER are a good that's not good enough; but we can use them as tools to foreground again and again the vital fact that we are forming all kinds of new relationships right here in the present. “Open” access or OER isn’t one thing, it's one tactic among many we can use to alter our relationship to time, to space, to each other.

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  • Science Writing and OER

    As a disabled scholar and professor, I frequently use scrappy and subversive tactics to survive within the educational industrial complex. I incorporate these tactics into my classes as a way to support my students. One method of academic survival has been to find ways to freely access resources and share that information with my working class students.

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  • The Complete Cost of OER Labor

    At what point do I, or my fellow contingent faculty, set up the possibility of being replaced in assembling an OER course? And, as underpaid university labor, where do you draw the line between increasing your workload and the needs of your students?

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  • Aligning Ideals with Practice Through Open Pedagogy

    I am motivated by the desire to work through questions about what kinds of knowledge are most valued, who can create that knowledge, and for whom and for what purpose that knowledge is created.

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  • First Steps Toward Opening the University

    The kind of knowledge production and circulation that I have been trying to articulate is one based on values such as hacking, collegiality, experimentation, and, of course, openness.

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