Posted by Lou Ann Rumsey
The Information Technology Committee would like to share the following upcoming opportunity.
This Friday, November 16, Kutztown University will be hosting an Open Education Resource Symposium. There is limited availability for in-person participation, but you can join the Symposium as a live stream via Zoom, our web conferencing platform. Simply click this link to enter via your web browser starting at 9am on November 16, and you'll be able to watch the presentations. See below for the complete schedule (times are approximate). Visit the Zoom Help Center for more information on joining a meeting in Zoom. If you would you like to attend in person, there's still time: you may register via this online form; just please be sure to indicate if you'll be attending lunch.
2018 Symposium Speakers
9am - John Shank, Penn State University-Berks: OER: A Wide Open Future for Higher Education
This presentation focuses on how the Open Educational Resources promote increased student access and success, as well as faculty member's academic freedom. Participants will learn effective & efficient methods for discovering and adopting OER as primary or supplemental resources to enhance their courses.
10am - Stephanie Pennucci and Greg Szczyrbak, Millersville University: Open Education Week: an Opportunity to Collaborate Locally and Globally
In 2018, librarians and faculty at Millersville University collaborated to deliver 7 online webinars during Open Education Week. Our faculty presented about various aspects of Open Education using online teleconferencing software. The sessions, promoted by Open Education Consortium, were attended by educators from around the world. The experience working together has resulted in continued collaborations between the faculty and librarians involved, including additional conference presentations and grant proposals. We'll share our experience co-leading the group and the positive outcomes in promoting awareness of Open Education.
11am - Eric Landquist and Dan Stafford, Kutztown University: Open Textbooks: Access, Affordability, and Academic Success.
The advantages of adopting open educational resources (OERs) are deeper than merely reducing the costs incurred by students. OERs increase the accessibility of higher education and have been shown to improve academic success rates. In this talk, we'll cover motivations for using OERs, how to find potentially suitable OERs for your courses, and explain additional Professional Development opportunities through the Open Textbook Network.
We look forward to seeing you on November 16.
Troy Vingom | Assistant Vice President
Office of Information Technology
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
315 Stratton Administration Building | PO Box 730 | Kutztown Pa. 19530
Phone: 610-683-4862 | Fax: 610-683-4722www.kutztown.edu/InformationTechnology
Dr. Brad Lint
Associate Professor of English; US-China Exchange Coordinator
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
English and World Languages | G05A Belknap Hall | Mansfield, PA