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Session Abstract

English faculty at Rockland Community College leveraged the power of open by creating a multi-modal digital text using panOpen, a learning platform designed to support institutional use of OER. The presenters will discuss how OER, coupled with helpful learning technologies, can foster a robust and organic learning environment.

Presenter Bios

Brian is the Founder and CEO of panOpen, a learning platform designed to support institutional use of OER. He has devoted his career to improving the accessibility and effectiveness of educational materials, beginning with his first company, Akademos. Brian holds a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Cornell, where he was also a Visiting Assistant Professor and Visiting Fellow. He has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, University of Goettingen, and Yale. Brian is the co-editor of Essays on Kant’s Anthropology and his articles on OER have been published on EdSurge and Inside Higher Ed.

Stephen Burke teaches in the English Department at the State University of New York’s Rockland Community College, where he also serves as Chair of English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Stephen has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Binghamton University. Along with Dr. Katherine Lynch, Stephen is currently developing an open textbook for first year college writers with panOpen.

Start Date

31-5-2018 2:30 PM


May 31st, 2:30 PM

Empowering Student Ownership of Course Materials Through Open Pedagogy


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