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Wednesday, October 20 • 9:45am - 9:55am
Entering Mainstream Adoption: How TUDelft and UTwente Collaboratively Embrace OER Through Grasple

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In this webinar, Grasple will present a hands-on Case Study of how two leading Technical Universities switched from copyright publishers to creating, finding, and sharing Open Education Resources (OERs). It’s the story of Delft University of Technology (TUDelft) and University of Twente (UTwente).

TUDelft is the largest technical university in The Netherlands. In 2018, the math department decided to implement a blended learning environment to help transform the traditional courses to a more activating format. With the use of Grasple (an OER focused exercise editor, practice and assessment platform), they quickly created hundreds of online, interactive exercises that allowed students to practice math more frequently and receive immediate feedback on their work. TUDelft first shared all these exercises with their own students but soon decided to review all exercises and subsequently publish them on Grasple’s website. Under CC licenses, and for the whole world to use.

In 2020, the University of Twente (UTwente) switched from a commercial publisher using copyrighted materials to OERs. As Grasple’s platform serves as a reliable source for curated, high-quality exercises, UTwente decided to completely turn to reusing the openly available exercises created by TUDelft in their own courses. Upon request, Grasple adapted, curated, and created additional exercises for UTwente. We developed a coherent collection of learning materials that fitted the needs of UTwente – all under CC licenses. Currently, UTwente is further adding exercises to this extensive collection and will soon share their created learning material in community repositories. With Grasple as their intermediary, both organizations have the opportunity to easily create and adapt open exercises, sharing them back and forth. As a result, they both benefit from contributions and efforts.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the challenges of collaborative use of open material, especially in large organizations
  • Know best practices for collaborative use of open material
  • Organize large numbers of learning materials, how to track changes, and how to make sure an adapted version of an exercise is an actual improvement or an educator’s personal preference
  • Understand how Grasple believes these challenges can be solved, and be introduced to our new type of collaborative software
  • Refer to a real-life use case of TU Delft and UTwente moving away from closed copyright publishers to Open Education Resources

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Pim Bellinga

co-founder, Grasple
Open Ed enthousiast, previous statistics teacher

Pim Stuurman

Mathematics Content Expert, Grasple

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
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