Think Open Fellowship

Current fellows include:

Faculty

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Vanessa Anthony-Stevens

FACULTY
Education

Project

Dr. Anthony-Stevens will develop a resource tentatively title Honoring Indigenous Histories: A Reader for Teachers. This resource will offer an overview of Indigenous Histories in the US, foundations of tribal sovereignty and constructive advice on ways for teachers to respect and engage with Indigenous communities in their praxis. This title will place a special focus on Indigenous communities of the Greater Pacific Northwest.
Students Impacted: 40-100 per semester

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Katie Blevins

FACULTY
Journalism and Mass Media

Project

Dr. Blevins will identify and create OER to support JAMM458, a Public Relations research-based course. Her efforts will focus on adapting existing open materials, as well as identifying openly licensed studies, and alternatives to costly traditional case studies.
Students Impacted: 75-115 overall, 30 a semester

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Xiao Hu

FACULTY
Architecture

Project

Dr.Hu will identify and create OER, as well as Library resources, to replace multiple textbooks for ARCH 458, Urban Theory and Issues, and two study abroad courses in China. Dr.Hu hopes to alleviate costs for students, while also reducing the number of textbooks scholars must bring on study-abroad trips.
Students Impacted: 60 students a semester

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Ashley Kerr

FACULTY
Spanish

Project

Dr. Kerr will develop a collection of openly licenses materials (OER) to create a culturally responsive reader for Spanish 306 Culture and Institutions of Latin America, which covers pre-Colombian to current Latin American History. This reader will include culturally responsive and engaged content to better serve the diverse backgrounds of our UI students.
Students Impacted: 90 students a year

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Graduate Students

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Rebekka Boysen-Taylor

GRADSTUDENT
Education

Project

Working in close collaboration with the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation, Boysen-Taylor will create a series of “rehistory-ing” lesson plans centered on the life of Anna Murray Douglass, the wife of Frederick Douglass and a formidable civil rights champion in her own right.
Students Impacted: EDCI 328, EDCI 302, EDCI 432, middle school class

Kathryn Pawelko

GRADSTUDENT
English

Project

Pawelko’s work will focus on creating culturally responsive course syllabi and lesson plans for English 101 and 102 at the University of Idaho. These materials will include relevant information on English as a second language praxis, as well as content and materials selected to better engage with students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
Students Impacted: Eng 101 and 102