ERIC Number: EJ1181244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Analyzing Historical Primary Source Open Educational Resources: A Blended Pedagogical Approach
Oliver, Kevin M.; Purichia, Heather R.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v18 n2 2018
This qualitative case study addresses the need for pedagogical approaches to working with open educational resources (OER). Drawing on a mix of historical thinking heuristics and case analysis approaches, a blended pedagogical strategy and primary source database were designed to build student understanding of historical records with transfer of knowledge to related, contemporary problems. Thirty-seven graduate students tested the five-step strategy as they worked with historical OER on the topic of public health among slaves on 19th-century American plantations. Findings demonstrate the pedagogical strategy supported pattern identification and model building among all students and, for most students, the ability to transfer and use their understanding to inform new problems. Students expanded their understanding of 19th-century plantation life and factors impacting public health. Recommended adjustments to the strategy include added support for content curation, collaborative argument building, and discussion.
Descriptors: Shared Resources and Services, Primary Sources, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Educational Strategies, Graduate Students, United States History, Public Health, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Databases, History Instruction, Content Analysis, Cooperative Learning, Inferences, Historical Interpretation, Letters (Correspondence), Models, Problem Solving
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. P.O. Box 719, Waynesville, NC 28786. Fax: 828-246-9557; Web site: http://www.citejournal.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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