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The Salem State Digital Repository at Salem State University provides electronic preservation and persistent access worldwide to the archives, special collections, and scholarly and creative works of the University community.

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  • An Institute-Based Approach to OER in Digital Caribbean Studies

    Valens, Keja; Collins, Perry; Huet, Hélène; Taylor, Laurie; Mistretta, Brittany; Toombs, Hannah; Baksh, Anita; Dize, Nathan H.; Glenn-Callender, Juliet; Johnson, Ronald Angelo; et al. (ACRL, 2022)
    In May 2019, more than forty educators, scholars, and librarians came together for a week-long workshop to collaboratively explore the potential—and the limitations—of digital pedagogies within Caribbean Studies. Hosted by the University of Florida (UF) and the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), “Migration, Mobility, Sustainability: Caribbean Studies & Digital Humanities” delved into digital projects amplifying community narratives across the Caribbean diaspora, low-barrier tools to enable student-instructor co-creation, and efforts to subvert colonialist legacies as we build and describe digital collections. This face-to-face experience offered a rich starting point for a two-year institute that fostered virtual dialogue, course development, and publication of a contextualized selection of open educational resources (OER). With a multi-institutional, international group of participants working across the Caribbean and the United States, institute leaders took a flexible approach to topical coverage, schedule, and anticipated outcomes that invited individual perspectives and experience to shape the conversation. This approach drove the capacious framing of OER, continued in this chapter, simply as content available freely online and useful to teachers and students. Rather than attempting to normalize vocabulary or prescriptively define what might “count” as an OER, the institute broadly encouraged knowledge-sharing around access to digital collections, technology, and models for leveraging both in the classroom. Presentations on courses and projects served as boundary objects, offering common ground where participants could explore potential next steps and opportunities for collaboration from multiple vantage points. This chapter focuses on the institute as a case study for OER development that centers relationship-building, lived experience, empathy, and flexibility as foundational principles, grounded in feminist approaches to digital pedagogy. Attention to social justice permeates this work, both in amplifying Caribbean voices across the diaspora and in leveraging approaches in the digital humanities (DH) that call on students to challenge reductive or colonialist perspectives. These values mirror those embodied by participants’ own research and teaching, and the following sections draw heavily on the publicly available reflections, syllabi, assignments, and other materials they contributed.
  • "Global Migration and Refugees" PowerPoint Slide Deck ("Labor Migration from Kyrgyzstan to Russia")

    Ruget, Vanessa (2022-21)
    PowerPoint slide deck on "Labor Migration from Kyrgyzstan to Russia" created by Vanessa Ruget (Politics, Policy, and International Relations) for use in “Global Migration and Refugees," a Fall 2021 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at International Alatoo University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. There were 16 students in the SSU course and around 25 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Zoom and WhatsApp. The slide deck was used to prepare SSU students for their COIL collaborative work on the topic of migration.
  • "Global Migration and Refugees" COIL Teaching Resource (POL 306 COIL Project Questions)

    Ruget, Vanessa (2022-21)
    Collaboration question prompt created by Vanessa Ruget (Politics, Policy, and International Relations) for use in “Global Migration and Refugees," a Fall 2021 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at International Alatoo University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. There were 16 students in the SSU course and around 25 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Zoom and WhatsApp. The prompt provides a list of questions for SSU students to ask their student collaborators at International Alatoo University about their general interests, their thoughts on migration, and their pandemic experiences.
  • "Global Migration and Refugees" Assignment Prompt (COIL Project Reflection)

    Ruget, Vanessa (2022-21)
    Assignment prompt created by Vanessa Ruget (Politics, Policy, and International Relations) for use in “Global Migration and Refugees," a Fall 2021 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at International Alatoo University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. There were 16 students in the SSU course and around 25 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Zoom and WhatsApp. The assignment is a "COIL project reflection" that asks the SSU students questions about the lessons learned from their collaborative project about migration.
  • "Global Migration and Refugees" Syllabus

    Ruget, Vanessa (2022-21)
    Syllabus for "Global Migration and Refugees," a Fall 2021 undergraduate Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course taught by Vanessa Ruget (Politics, Policy, and International Relations) at Salem State University. The SSU course collaborated with a course taught at International Alatoo University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. There were 16 students in the SSU course and around 25 students in the partner course. Digital tools used in collaborative work included Zoom and WhatsApp.

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