Members of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Task Force are participating in David Wiley’s Openness in Education course to learn more about open licensing, open content, open access and other facets of open education. In the current course, which began in January, participants explore each topic together and then blog about their discoveries, observations and experiences. Visit the Open Education site to learn more about the course, who’s participating and what they are saying on their blogs.
The OER Task Force membership includes Ellen Murphy, Kathleen Stone, Michele Ogle, Robert Kester, Hui-ya Chuang, Katarina Pisutova, Claire Miller, Joyce McKnight, Suzanne Hayes, Rebecca Bonanno, Xenia Coulter, and Debbi Staulters. The group shared some of its findings with the Empire State College community in a poster session at the All College Conference on March 28th. If you missed that opportunity, more presentations are coming up.
At the CDL Conference there will be a panel presentation entitled Lessons Learned: An Experience in Open Education, in which group members will provide feedback on their experience taking an open education course. (Saturday, April 28th at 9:45am).
In May there will be a presentation at the annual Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) called Birds of a Feather, so named to attract an audience of others interested in open education. CIT 2012 takes place at SUNY Stony Brook. (Presentation May 31, 8:30am).
Lastly, on Monday June 4th, Kathleen Stone and Michele Ogle will present at the Capital District Educational Technology Group (CDETG) Conference on their experiences with open education related to Science, Math, and Technology. This year’s CDETG Conference is hosted by SUNY Empire State College, Center for Distance Learning in Saratoga Springs.
Stay tuned for more open education updates!