Presentation Type


Session Abstract

In the first NE OER Summit, Peter Shea and Jim Grenier explained what interactive open educational resources were and why they were needed. In this presentation, they will present a model for creating impactful iOER initiatives.

Presenter Bios

Peter Shea serves as the Director of Professional Development at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts. In addition, he is an instructional designer, a teacher, editor, and writer. He is an advocate of highly immersive learning experiences, particularly in regard to traditional academic subjects. Currently, he is working on the promotion of iOER (interactive open educational resources). He has worked as a book reviewer for eLearn magazine and co-authored a chapter in the book, Transforming Virtual World Learning: Thinking in 3D (Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education). He has served as a learning game judge for the Serious Play conference and as a co-editor of the start-up journal, Future Learning. Recently he co-authored a book chapter on games/simulations as tools for educational assessment.

Jim Grenier serves as Director for Online Education at Massachusetts Bay Community College and is an advocate for greater access and online learner empowerment as a member of Mass Colleges Online. He feels most at home in the classroom, whether virtual or face-to-face, and teaches at several colleges and universities in the greater Boston area. He is grateful for the opportunity to connect with all of you today.

Start Date

31-5-2018 2:30 PM


May 31st, 2:30 PM

iOER - Interactive Open Educational Resources: The Next Steps


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