In 2011, the USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee founded the annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI) as a way to bring faculty together to explore and find solutions to how to integrate technology into their courses to transform their pedagogy and course design. Each of the 4 institutions (GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH) selects 10-15 faculty from diverse disciplines to participate in this multi-day event and rotate hosting the event.
At the ATI, faculty explore the pedagogy and tools as well as new thinking around using technology in the classroom. In addition, faculty are given the opportunity to interact and work together with their colleagues across the institutions. On the last day of the ATI, faculty present their projects.
ATI and Open Education
In 2015, the focus of the ATI became Open Education. The committee has invited many dynamic and innovative leaders in the field as keynotes for these events. A follow-up event (The January Event) was also added to ATI to allow faculty ambassadors to reconnect with colleagues, showcase their OE projects, and learn more about the Open Education initiative.
ATI 2015: Granite State College (Concord)
Open Access: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment
Keynotes: Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at University of Mary Washington; David Lippmann, Professor of Mathematics at Pierce College
ATI 2016: Keene State College
Open Education: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment
Keynotes: Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Doug Engelbart Institute and Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University; Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education at SPARC; Robin DeRosa, Director of the Open Lab for Teaching & Learning, Plymouth State University
The January Event (2017): (@GSC Concord)
Open Education: Strategies for Change
Keynote: MaryLou Forward, Collaborative Online International Learning Director at SUNY; former Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium
ATI 2017: Plymouth State College
Camp Open: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment
Keynotes: Rajiv Jhangiani, Special Advisor to the Provost on Open Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College; Robin DeRosa, Director of the Open Lab for Teaching & Learning, Plymouth State University
The January Event (2018): (Manchester)
Open Education: Be the Change
Kenote: Bryan Alexander, futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC
ATI 2018: University of New Hampshire (Durham)
Open Education: Pedagogy, Technology, and Advocacy
Keynotes: Alexis Clifton, Executive Director of OER Services, SUNY; Karen Cangialosi, Professor of Biology at Keene State College
The January Event (2019): (@UNH-M, Manchester)
Open Education & Student Agency: Empowering the Student Voice & Facilitating Access
Keynote: Jess Mitchell, senior manager of research and design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre, The Ontario College of Art and Design University
ATI 2019: Granite State College (Concord)
Open Education: Building Connections, Collaboration, & Community
Keynotes: Robin DeRosa, Director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative and a Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University, Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, and Martha Burtis, Director of the Digital Knowledge Center at the University of Mary Washington.