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1.3: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads

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    • Christina Branson, Robert Ian Jones, Jon Parrish Peede, and Summer Boyd Vertrees

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    Rajiv Jhangiani has aptly noted that many educators come to OER for cost savings and stay for openness (qtd in “Critical Open Pedagogy”). Many people reading this project would probably agree: they first started exploring the world of OER to provide high-quality texts to their students for free, and they came to find that using open resources helped them develop new pedagogical strategies including a desire to take on more active roles as creators and disseminators of open texts.

    In this spirit, we envision this project as a living and truly open artifact--educators are free to use any of the resources and case studies to help them develop formative assessments suitable to their specific contexts. They are free to remix to their hearts’ content, and they are encouraged to add their own resources and case studies. To this end, we have included templates (in the Back Matter section) that can be used by contributors to add their own material while maintaining a uniform textual presentation.

    The original four developers of this project each teach in wildly different environments, and the case studies they present reflect the limitations and affordances each have faced and the ways they have tailored resources to fit their needs. We hope that when educators add their own resources and case studies in the future, this will add to the ongoing conversation about the role of generative AI in the composition classroom.




    This page titled 1.3: Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Christina Branson, Robert Ian Jones, Jon Parrish Peede, and Summer Boyd Vertrees.