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Language Matters: Creating a blended course curriculum

with Christian Hilchey

Wed, April 13, 2016 | UNB 3.128, Sinclair Suite

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opening the Textbook: Cultivating a Suite of Tools for the Reality Czech Curriculum

Christian Hilchey, lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies will present on the development of tools and practices to create and augment Open Educational Resources, particularly on the development of the Reality Czech blended course. 

The goal of the project is to develop a complete textbook replacement for first-year Czech language courses. In addition to original content creation, we are leveraging the unique advantages of online material delivery and utilizing the many open resources available over the internet.

The talk will cover some of the many facets of creating a curriculum, from the initial planning stages to the work currently under development for the project. It will address the use of the Canvas LMS, Google Docs, and other platforms for the creation of a wide array of materials, specifically:

  • Locating and Adapting Open Texts
  • Utilizing Features Available on the Canvas LMS
  • Finding and Using Free and Open Images
  • Finding and Using Audio Recordings
  • Finding and Using Open Videos
  • Creating Videos and Video Compilations

Join us for coffee, tea, and great discussions!


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