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Session Abstract

Environmental Science faculty at Brookdale Community College leveraged the power of open by enhancing existing OER to create a robust turnkey course. Presenters and participants will discuss how working with OER in the classroom creates flexible and adaptable learning experiences that can be continuously revised as knowledge—and standards—change.

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.

Juliette is the Department Chair of Environmental Science at Brookdale Community College. She earned her doctorate in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior from the City University of New York where she studied the effect of climate on the diversity, density, and distribution of wintering landbirds. She has been working to design student-centered environmental science courses that promote success through holistic development. This includes developing skills for acquiring and communicating knowledge, learning how to learn, how to think deeply, leadership skills, civic engagement, and formulating a clear value system that guides life choices and demonstrates personal character. Working with panOpen has allowed her to design an affordable curriculum that supports these lofty learning objectives.

Start Date

31-5-2018 11:35 AM


May 31st, 11:35 AM

OER in Sustainability: A Flexible and Adaptable Learning Experience


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