Welcome to USNH Academic Technology
Who we are and what we do
University System of New Hampshire (USNH) Academic Technology is a shared initiative among the four institutions' (Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire) Academic Affairs departments and a partnership managed by the Academic Technology Steering Committee (ATSC.) We are a sustainable support system that encourages and supports faculty to create 21st century classrooms that incorporate technology and rich media to enhance the teaching and learning.
We are committed to Open Education (OE)- OE involves adopting and developing open textbooks to drive down costs; improving learning outcomes, throughput and completion rates, and student engagement; improving higher education’s capacity to prepare graduates for the needs of a changing workforce; and developing pedagogical approaches to serve our students and our state. Open Education aligns with USNH's efforts to increase access and affordability around post-secondary education in our state.
We host the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI) - an event that brings faculty together from all four USNH institutions to explore the pedagogy, tools, and new thinking around using technology in course design.
Faculty Feedback from ATI 2019
"I came to ATI with ideas about working on a specific project for my teaching. However, I gained so much more from this conference. Speakers such as Jesse, Martha and Robin inspired me to transform my teaching and how I interact with my students."
"Professional development of this kind not only makes me be a more mindful, authentic and innovative educator -- it makes me a better human. GRATEFUL for this transformative experience."
"ATI focus on open education was an exciting and fun way to connect with colleagues in the other NH colleges, universities and community college system, and this could be a strong foundation for important work we can do together."
"I am grateful to have spent the last 3 days surrounded by open-minded individuals who are looking to push the envelope and rethink what education can and should look like!"
Photos: ATI 2019, Granite State College, May 28-30. Faculty and staff from USNH and CCSNH at one of the three keynote addresses. Top: Martha Burtis, Director of the DIgital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington, speaks about Situating Students in Digital Work. Bottom: Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington speaks about Inclusive Open Pedagogy. (Photos by Miranda Dean)
What's Happening in Open Education?
News coverage of the Open Education Movement
The Northeast Regional OER Summit is a a multi-state collaborative two-day event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research. Initiated in 2017, the organizing committee consists of librarians, instructional designers, and faculty from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Lumen Learning with a larger advisory group featuring members from those states as well as New York, Maryland, and Rhode Island.
Creative Commons Global Summit, May 9-11, 2019
The next Global Summit was held in Lisbon, Portugal on May 9-11 2019. It was three days of dynamic programming at Museu do Oriente, with a special keynote evening event held at the historic Cineteatro Capitolio.Hundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, technologists, and more joined the summit for discussion and debate, workshops and planning, talks and community building.
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Academic Technology Institute
ATI 2019 Open Education: Building Connection, Collaboration, & Community was held at Granite State in Concord from May 28-30. Read more here.
"Open education encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. Open Education combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs." (Open Education Week)