UMassD Faculty Workshop: Education’s Open Future-The What, Why and How of Open Educational Resource

WHAT:  A Workshop On Education’s Open Future-The What, Why and How of Open Educational Resource
WHEN:  Friday, January 22, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Claire T. Carney Library, Room 314

~ Breakfast starts at 9:30am, Lunch will be served at 12pm, All faculty are welcome. ~

DESCRIPTION ABSTRACT: Open Educational Resources (OER) are getting more and more attention as an important element in the future of education. What does that mean for educators and students? Join us for a talk and workshop on Education’s Open Future to find out what Open Education is, what impact OER are already having on teaching and learning, who’s doing open education projects, how to understand and apply open licenses, and how to find OER that you can use. Join us for an overview talk to learn more about OER and its impact, and stay for the workshop on finding and evaluating OER if you can. Please bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop so you can explore resources on the web.

PRESENTER BIO: Mary Lou Forward is the Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium. Among its activities, the OEC supports the development of open educational projects and policies around the world; provides consulting and training in digital, online and open strategy; and maintains the international Directory of Open Education Professionals. Prior to joining the Open Education Consortium, Mary Lou served as the Dean of African Studies for SIT Study Abroad for nearly two decades. During this time she incorporated technology and distance learning in international educational programming and developed opportunities to collaborate across countries and between diverse student and faculty groups.

To register, please go to the main event calendar. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Viveiros at sviveiros@umassd.edu, Link for registration: http://calendar.umassd.edu/cal/main/showMain.rdo