By Sarah Hansen, OCW Educator Project Manager
OCW is participating in Open Education Week 2016 (March 7-11)! We’re sharing a video to introduce you (and your teaching colleagues around the world) to our new OCW Educator portal, which allows users to now search OCW content by instructional approach and teaching materials.
Use the portal to find new examples, explanations, and simulations to make concepts in your classroom come to life. Enrich your students’ experiences with OCW images, lecture slides, and video. All of these resources come straight from the classrooms of MIT’s leading researchers and teachers. Because OCW is Creative Commons licensed, these materials are made for sharing. Download files for later. Share with students. Modify, remix, and reuse in your teaching.
Through Instructor Insights pages, MIT faculty share their thinking, methods, and tips about the art and science of teaching with the global educator community. Use the portal to discover new ways to motivate your students with active learning. Get students more deeply engaged in problem solving. Help your students learn to work in teams. Weave communication skills into STEM subjects. Refresh your approach to large-class lectures.
Explore a few of our latest OCW Educator videos:
- Elizabeth Choe and her co-instructors share their approach to assessment and providing feedback in creative contexts in the recently published course 20.219 Becoming the Next Bill Nye: Writing and Hosting the Educational Show.
- Min-Min Liang discusses the importance of developing a sense of community in language classrooms (and how she does it!) in her Philosophical Approach to Language Teaching video for 21G.107 Chinese I (Streamlined).
- William Li and Grace Teo discuss teaching students to learn from failure during the design process in 6.811 Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology.
- Erik Demaine shares his approach to teaching complex content in the newly published 6.046J Design and Analysis of Algorithms.
Help us share this resource. Tell a teacher about OCW Educator. Share resources you find on OCW with students and colleagues. Let’s keep open going!