What are “Learning Sprints”?

A “learning sprint” is a series of bite-sited challenges to build your knowledge and skills in a specific area. Developed with busy educators in mind, each bite-sized challenge will take you 10 minutes or less to complete! Participants in sprints will communicated and collaborate through this site, The Studio.

The Studio is licenced by Creative Commons, meaning, you must also feel comfortable sharing your work under this license in order to participate in a learning sprint. Upon registration, you will be asked to acknowledge and consent to sharing your work under these terms. For more information on Creative Commons licenses….

Winter 2021 Learning Sprints

Every semester, we will be offering learning sprints related to new and upcoming tools and strategies to use in your teaching! In winter semester, we have decided to focus on two specific tools/resources that can enhance your online classes.

Format: Each learning sprint is roughly 5 weeks in length. One challenge per week will be released (5 challenges in total).

Time Commitment: We design each challenge so that it can be completed in 10 minutes or less! Time investment may vary by individual.

Who Can Register: All educators! The Studio is an ever expanding, openly licenced resource for all educators. We believe every person’s unique perspective and experiences are valuable, so we welcome all.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Dates: March 2 – April 6, 2021

Are you hearing a lot about open educational resources (OERs)? OERs are free resources that can be used, remixed and adapted for your courses. Resources range from textbooks to lessons. If you’re interested in learning more about what these are and how you can leverage them in your courses, join us for the OER Sprint!

The tentative schedule of challenges in this sprint is as follows:

  • Week 1: Where can I find an open textbook to use in my teaching?
  • Week 2: How do I modify a page of my open textbook?
  • Week 3: What is a Creative Commons Licence and why is it useful?
  • Week 4: How do I find a Creative Commons licensed image to use in my course materials or presentations?
  • Week 5: How do I quickly generate the license and attribution for a work that I’ve created?
Photo by Tjane Hartenstein (WMDE) from Wikimedia Commons

Calling all H5P Users!

Dates: March 4 – April 8, 2021

In this sprint, we invite all users of H5P to take their activities to the next level by sharing what you’ve created for your online courses. Participants will be challenged to explore new activities and approaches for using H5P. We hope that at the end of this sprint, you will walk away with fresh ideas and new resources to use/adapt for your courses!

The tentative schedule of challenges in this sprint is as follows:

  • Week 1: H5P Show and Tell v1.0, Creative Commons License 101
  • Week 2: Develop a new activity you’ve never tried before
  • Week 3: Find an openly licensed H5P activity to use
  • Week 4: Modify/remix H5P activities for your learners
  • Week 5: H5P Show and Tell v2.0