Nicole Allen from SPARC shared information they had gathered on trends and impact of OER across North America. SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) focuses on Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education.
Donna Desrochers from RPK Group and Mark McBride from SUNY System Administration presented on developing sustainable open educational resource (OER) models. They focused on building a framework for OER pathways. This presentation provided me with some ideas on how to create a sustainable model.
Jess Mitchell is Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre. Through stories, Mitchell focused on the topic of equity and the purpose behind using Open Educational Resources. Her presentation was titled Tolerance for Failure: open Education and Its Ethical Edges. I thought it was a wonderful presentation.
Dr. Kent McGuire is the Program Director of Education at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He set the tone for the rest of the conference by focusing on the whys of using Open Educational Resources.
I just got back from the 2018 Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference. Lots of great session in sunny San Diego. There were plenty of great tips that can be used to help SUNY JCC get to the next level. Here are the sessions I attended: Continue reading