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Open Education at UNH

Full Description of the Session

The University of New Hampshire launched its OER Ambassadors program 2015 and is now entering its third year. In this session, we’ll discuss collaboration, gathering financial and administrative support, supporting instructors in OER adoption, program assessment, student and faculty outcomes, systemwide expansion of the program, and plans for the future.

Since 2014 the University of New Hampshire OER Team has been promoting adoption of Open Educational Resources to UNH faculty. In 2015 we launched the UNH OER Ambassadors program, which provides funding and support to faculty who are transforming their teaching using open and free resources. Our faculty “Ambassadors” are academic leaders committed to effective pedagogy, eager to experiment with “open,” and willing to share their experiences with colleagues and peers. Criteria for program success are savings realized by students, maintaining or improving student learning outcomes, faculty success in identifying and adopting OER, faculty satisfaction with support and services, and student satisfaction with the course materials. Harder to measure is what engagement with OER inspired in our faculty: a spirit of innovation and the development of a community of practice around openness. In this session, we’ll discuss the nature of the partnerships we’ve developed, gathering financial and administrative support, working with faculty on successful OER adoption, assessment, student and faculty outcomes, system-wide expansion of the program, and our plans for building on our successes. Participants will collaborate on creating a strategy statement for initiating campus conversations about OER, and identifying key collaborators, stakeholders, and gatekeepers. Beginning to intermediate level.

Start Date

14-6-2017 2:25 PM

End Date

14-6-2017 2:50 PM

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Jun 14th, 2:25 PM Jun 14th, 2:50 PM

Open Education at UNH

The University of New Hampshire launched its OER Ambassadors program 2015 and is now entering its third year. In this session, we’ll discuss collaboration, gathering financial and administrative support, supporting instructors in OER adoption, program assessment, student and faculty outcomes, systemwide expansion of the program, and plans for the future.

Since 2014 the University of New Hampshire OER Team has been promoting adoption of Open Educational Resources to UNH faculty. In 2015 we launched the UNH OER Ambassadors program, which provides funding and support to faculty who are transforming their teaching using open and free resources. Our faculty “Ambassadors” are academic leaders committed to effective pedagogy, eager to experiment with “open,” and willing to share their experiences with colleagues and peers. Criteria for program success are savings realized by students, maintaining or improving student learning outcomes, faculty success in identifying and adopting OER, faculty satisfaction with support and services, and student satisfaction with the course materials. Harder to measure is what engagement with OER inspired in our faculty: a spirit of innovation and the development of a community of practice around openness. In this session, we’ll discuss the nature of the partnerships we’ve developed, gathering financial and administrative support, working with faculty on successful OER adoption, assessment, student and faculty outcomes, system-wide expansion of the program, and our plans for building on our successes. Participants will collaborate on creating a strategy statement for initiating campus conversations about OER, and identifying key collaborators, stakeholders, and gatekeepers. Beginning to intermediate level.

 

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