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OER Pursuit

Beth BeecroftBrooke HoffmanRowan College of South JerseyOne year ago, Rowan College of South Jersey started a grassroots OER initiative on campus starting with a small working group of librarians, faculty, administrators, and the college’s eLearning team. In this short time, RCSJ has explored and implemented an OER movement on campus. This workshop audience will be … Continue reading OER Pursuit

Support for the Elusive Hybrid

Greg KaminskiMegan SavagePortland Community CollegeHybrid learning can be particularly challenging at the community college level where students might not be aware of the expectations and skill set required to be successful in this instructional mode. The hybrid modality is supported to various degrees and in a variety of ways at our institutions of higher learning. … Continue reading Support for the Elusive Hybrid

Best Practices Using OER for the Seasoned Instructor

Roxanne HaimannAnna LanevilleJoshua Mitchell Hawkeye Community College Benefits to using OER Cost First day access Portable Accessibility built-in Engaging High quality 95% of students are doing as well or better using OER Broaden ideas of what OERs are e-Textbooks Journal/magazine/newspaper articles APR/NPR audio clips Self-assessment quizzes PowToons Quizlet Online reference materials YouTube TedTalks Padlet Creation/implementation … Continue reading Best Practices Using OER for the Seasoned Instructor

A Vision & Framework for Human-Centered Learning Environments

Dr. Bernard Bull Industrial Age Learning Priorities Standardization & Uniformity Mass production & scale Efficiency & Order Quantification & Measurement Centralized Power & Authoritarianism Mechanization & Automation Technology (applied scientific knowledge) https://twitter.com/kfrisch/status/1226864100757647360All of these priorities are incapable of infusing “oxygen” into our learning contexts. Proposed list of alternative priorities Adventure & quests Agency & action … Continue reading A Vision & Framework for Human-Centered Learning Environments

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