GSC Open Ed 2017

In conjunction with the USNH Open Education Initiative, GSC continues to offer professional development and grant opportunities for its faculty to explore and integrate open education into their courses.  

As part of this initiative we are pleased to announce 2 professional development opportunities including the 2017 Academic Technology Institute and GSC Open Ed Mini-Grant Projects.  Deadline to apply is March 27th.  Learn more.

  • A Night of Open Ed with Dr. Robin DeRosa (3/16/17)  
    Open Education: Access and Engagement in Public Higher Ed  (Click to watch the recorded session.)

    In this presentation, Robin will introduce the basic definition of Open Educational Resources (OER) and explore some ways that faculty have been using OERs to drive down and even eliminate the cost of textbooks for students. She will cover the why and how of open licensing, and explain how Creative Commons licenses can be used by faculty and students to share educational materials and scholarship more freely. Robin will examine some of the data around textbook costs and the efficacy of OERs as they impact student success. She will also push past obvious cost-savings benefits to ask larger questions about how OERs, open licenses, and digital technologies that connect learners can be leveraged to develop open pedagogical practices that both empower learners to contribute to the knowledge commons and reinvigorate the mission of our public Higher Education institutions in New Hampshire. Robin is the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Plymouth State University and she has been speaking on this topic in both the US and Canada over the past year. (You can learn more about Robin and her work here.)

  • Open Education Week 2017 (March 27-31):  Event will be posted ~March 20th.  #openeducationwk Sponsored by the OpenEducation Consortium.
  • Academic Technology Institute 2017:
    University System of New Hampshire's 7th Annual Academic Technology Institute (ATI)
    Open Education: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment.
    @ Plymouth State University, May 31-June 2, 2017

    Key Note Speakers: 
    > Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, Middlebury College, (@amcollier
    > Rajiv Jhangiani, University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies & faculty member in the Dept. of Psychology,   Kwantlen Polytechnic University (@thatpsychprof) 

    In addition to the three-day event, participants (Open Ed Ambassadors) will commit to a year-long project incorporating open pedagogy or open educational resources into a GSC course to be offered between Fall 2017-Spring 2018. One day follow up events will be scheduled in the fall, winter and spring with the latter being an opportunity for faculty to showcase their projects. An evaluation of open education strategy will be incorporated into these courses to measure the impact of the project. The stipend for participating in the ATI is $2000.

    Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 27, 2017 (The Selection Committee will choose final projects by March 31, 2017.)  

  • GSC Open Ed Mini-Grants 2017
    Faculty are invited to apply for a mini-grant in which they will re-develop or create a new course that incorporates open education strategies, specifically open education resources or open pedagogy. Course development work must be completed no later than June 30, 2017 in conjunction with an instructional designer and the GSC librarian. Courses will be delivered between Summer 2017-Spring 2018 dependent on the course schedule. An evaluation will be incorporated into these courses to measure the impact of the project. The stipend for these re-development projects is $750 and $1000 for new developments (permission of Dean/Director required)

    Deadline to Apply: Monday, March 27, 2017 The Selection Committee will choose final projects by March 31, 2017.