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

Good Luck On Your Exams! Remember, We’re Open 24 Hrs for Study, or Just Stop By If We Can Help

Good Luck on Your Exams ... a woman studyingGood Luck on your Exams!

Remember the library is open 24 hrs a day for your study and research until 10:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16th.

The lights are on, the computers are up, and there is a table ready for you to spread out on.  So join your friends and the students who are already here studying or taking a break in between exams. Finish strong together!

WRC International Write-In Wednesday, December 2 – UMassD Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

WRC’s Community Write-InDate: December 2
Time: 8:00pm until Midnight
Place: Writing and Reading Center in LARTS 219

Do you like company?  Do you like late night comfort food?  Do you want to have both in one room to help you push through your last papers of the year?

Then come to our second annual INTERNATIONAL WRITE-IN, sponsored by ARC/Writing and Reading Center tutors, on Wednesday night, December 2nd, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m., at the WRC in LARTS 219-21.  (After 9 p.m.,  access to the building will be from the Campus Center entrance to LARTS.)

We’re joining over 89 schools across the country/world next week who are hosting  write-ins at their campuses.   Writing Center tutors will be circulating to work with anyone who wants to talk about their works-in-progress.

No sign-up necessary, but If you want to commit to attending as a way to make sure you won’t put off your paper-writing, sign up at arc_writingcenter@umassd.edu

All you need is paper, pen or a laptop.  We do have computers available, but bring yours if convenient.

See some of the participating schools at the following link:  https://tagboard.com/IntlWriteIn/220652

Write on….

Questions? Contact: Amy Parelman, UMassD ARC/Writing and Reading Center Director,
aparelman@umassd.edu / 508 910-6410

Library Update for Sunday, November 29th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs the Provost announced this evening,  “Most of the Claire T. Carney Library (other than sections such as the South Living Room and Digital Media Center) will be open for use on Sunday, November 29, starting at noon.

We hope to have the Library fully functional on Monday and will be monitoring air quality in the days ahead to assure safety.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this situation.”

Library Living Room Open — Main Area Closed — Saturday, Nov. 28th

Pipe Burst In Carney LibraryAs we reported yesterday, we experienced major water damage due to a broken pipe. This affected a large portion of the library including the Learning Commons, South Reading Room, Archives, and Veterans’ Reading Room. We’ve been working to repair the damage with the facilities team. The library main area will remain closed Saturday, November 28.

The Library Living Room as well as the Circulation Desk will remain open and students may check out laptops and other equipment. We will provide another update Saturday evening.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

Update 9 pm Saturday: Clean-up continued throughout the day. The library main area will re-open Sunday although select areas may remain closed. We will post more details as they become available.

Thank you to all library, facilities, CITS, and public safety staff who have worked diligently to ensure that we could continue providing library services while restoring the building as quickly and safely as possible.

Holiday Book and Toy Drive Is Underway at the Claire T. Carney Library, UMass Dartmouth

Children's Book & Toy Drive

A children’s books and toy collection is underway until Dec 16th at the Claire T. Carney Library.

Please bring new children’s books and toys to the
library and place them in the collection box near the Circulation Desk on the 1st  floor.  The donated items will be distributed to local families for the holidays.

 

Let’s help to bring some holiday cheer to local families in need. 

The event is sponsored by the Claire T. Carney Library.

For more information, please contact Catherine Fortier-Barnes at
cfortier@umassd.edu or Ext. 8665.