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Emancipatory Learning, Open Educational Resources, Open Education, and Digital Critical Participatory Action Research

Given that we must prepare students for the future workforce today, how can we use the power of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and Digital Social Science research to improve student learning and help students develop technical skills needed for the high-tech workforce? In this article, we use transformative learning theory (Mezirow, 1978) and Digital + Critical Participatory Action Research (D+CPAR) to analyze the effectiveness of integrating OERs into a course and reflect on how we used OERs to support student learning and make civic engagement more equitable at an urban community college. In a criminal justice course analyzing the legal system as a social construct, we found that students were better able to complete technical tasks that lead to practical learning, working both in... Show More

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