The USNH Academic Technology Steering Committee's 10th annual
Academic Technology Institute
Open Education: Access, Agency, Community
Keene State College, Keene, NH
The Academic Technology Institute (ATI) will bring together faculty from the four USNH institutions (GSC, KSC, PSU, UNH) and CCSNH to develop and advance projects that advance the goals of the USNH Open Education Initiative to transform courses to increase access to education, develop students’ agency as learners, and build community. This two-day event will be a flexible, engaged learning experience that participating faculty tailor to their interests and goals of their projects. Participants will learn about and apply open educational practices in collaboration with each other and in consultation with support staff and more experienced peers, experience pedagogical strategies and tools in authentic contexts, and will have opportunities to practice and apply their learning directly to their projects. Throughout the ATI, participants will reflect on and share their learning and work-in-progress with others.
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to apply with projects that address one or more of the ATI 2020 objectives:
Access: The Open Education Initiative is interested in reducing and eliminating barriers to access to higher education, including financial barriers. Support students and facilitate greater access to learning in your course by replacing textbook(s) and/or other paid course materials to reduce or eliminate cost barriers.
Agency: Support student agency by redesigning your course to increase student control over policies & practices, grading & assessment, and/or activities & assignments.
Community: Support students joining a community of scholars and contributing to the knowledge commons by creating or contributing to open resources or sharing and discussing their work on the web.
Applications for ATI 2020 will be available soon!
Take a look back at ATI 2019.