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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…

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.…

Best Practices Using OER for the Seasoned Instructor

Roxanne HaimannAnna LanevilleJoshua MitchellHawkeye Community College Benefits to using OER Cost First day access Portable Accessibility built-in EngagingHigh quality95% of students are doing as well or better using OER Broaden ideas of what OERs aree-TextbooksJournal/magazine/newspaper articlesAPR/NPR audio clipsSelf-assessment quizzesPowToonsQuizletOnline reference materialsYouTubeTedTalksPadlet Creation/implementation tipsEnsure source permanenceCo-create content along with your students Implementation mattersAcknowledge OER in the…

A Vision & Framework for Human-Centered Learning Environments

Dr. Bernard Bull Industrial Age Learning PrioritiesStandardization & UniformityMass production & scaleEfficiency & OrderQuantification & MeasurementCentralized Power & AuthoritarianismMechanization & AutomationTechnology (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 prioritiesAdventure & questsAgency & actionCompassion & ConnectednessExperimentation & PlayMastery & GrowthMeaning & PurposeWonder & MysteryQuestions…

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