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Beyond OER with Dr. Robin DeRosa: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education

Beyond OER with Dr. Robin DeRosa: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education

Robin DeRosa
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
KPU Surrey Conference Centre

Description:

In this presentation, Robin will introduce the basic definition of Open Educational Resources 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. But she will also push past obvious cost-savings benefits to ask larger questions about how OERs, open licenses, and digital technologies can be leveraged to develop open pedagogical practices that both empower learners to contribute to the knowledge commons and reinvigorate the mission of our institutions of higher education.

Watch Robin's 5 minute lightning talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpOP6RZXzXQ.

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Biography

Robin DeRosa 

Robin DeRosa is a professor at Plymouth State University, part of the university of New Hampshire, where she directs a lively Interdisciplinary Studies program in which students customize their own majors, combining courseworkfrom across all of the academic departments in the institution. She has developed an innovative curriculum for the program that combines connected learning techniques with open pedagogical practices, and her students learn in and contribute back to the public communities that inform and benefit from their work.  Robin works with faculty, librarians, and technologists from a wide variety of colleges and universities to help them explore ways to empower learners and increase public access to education and research. She partners with non-profit EdTech start-ups (such as Rebus and Hypothes.is) to support new tools for open teaching and learning, and she serves as an editor at the open-access journal, Hybrid Pedagogy.  You can read more about Robin at her website (http://robinderosa.net/) or follow her on Twitter @actualham.

America/Vancouver Beyond OER with Dr. Robin DeRosa: The Promises, Pitfalls, and Potential of Open Education In this presentation, Robin will introduce the basic definition of Open Educational Resources 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. KPU Surrey Conference Centre Surrey