Welcome to USNH Academic Technology
The USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee (ATSC) was established in 2009 to encourage and support faculty to integrate instructional strategies that incorporate technology and rich media that enhance the teaching and learning. The committee includes faculty members and staff from the Academic Technology units at each of the four USNH institutions: Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire.
Projects include the annual Academic Technology Institute and the USNH Open Ed Initiative. The ATSC also recommends the adoption of system-wide technologies such as Zoom (web-conferencing), Kaltura (steaming media server) and Qualtrics (survey tool).
What's Happening in Open Education?
NH OPEN - New Hampshire Open Education Public Consortium (NHOEPC) Hub
The New Hampshire Open Education Public Consortium Hub, also known as NH Open, is an exciting new opportunity to impact teaching and learning throughout New Hampshire and to to increase access and affordability around post-secondary education in our state. NH OPEN focuses on adopting and developing open textbooks to: drive down the real cost of college; improve learning outcomes, throughput and completion rates, and student engagement; improve higher education’s capacity to prepare graduates for the needs of a changing workforce; and develop 21st-century pedagogical approaches to serve our students and our state. This Consortium, formed in 2018, is a joint effort by the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) and the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH).
In early 2020, USNH and CCSNH recommended the purchase of an Open Education Resource (OER) Hub. An OER Hub is a branded repository for groups or consortiums that are hosted on the OER Common platform. The HUB will allow USNH and CCSNH, as part of the NH Open Education Public Consortium, to collect OER, both what we author and what we curate, in one place, as well as offer support for curation and a place to discuss Open Education together.
NH OPEN Hub Kick off Webinar
On Wednesday, March 4 , 2020, Megan Simmons, Associate Director of Training & Design at the Insitute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, and Deb Baker, Library Director at Manchester Community College, hosted a kick off webinar for NH Open and its OER Hub. Watch the webinar to learn about and get inspiration from what OER leaders across the U.S. are doing to best utilize the tools and workflows that support collaboration, authoring and continuous improvement of course materials.
The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations.
Open Education Consortium In the News.
Open Education Global is a worldwide community of organizations committed to improving education access, affordability, success and quality for all.
This fall, the Keene State College (KSC) Open Pedagogy Learning Community joined the Open Pedagogy Learning Community (OPLC) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in Vancouver, BC, for an inter-institutional, virtual OPLC. Karen Cangialosi (Professor of Biology, Open Education Faculty Fellow, Keene State College) and Rajiv Jhangiani (Associate Vice Provost, Open Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University) were co-facilitators.
Join on Twitter by following #OPLC. The KPU 2020 OPLC dates are January 29, February 12, February 26, March 11, March 25, and April 8 (10-11am Pacific time).
Open Education Global Conference
Open Education for an Open Future, November 26-28, 2019, Milan, Italy
Karen Cangialosi, Keene State College and Professor of Biology, was the co-presenter with Catherine Cronin, Rajiv Jhangiani and Christina Hendricks at the Open Ed Global Conference. The title of their action lab was ‘Co-creating an Open Pedagogy Starter Kit’.