April 25th 2019 9:30-2:30 PM
Vermont Technical College, Judd Hall, Randolph Center, VT
Almost all VCAL libraries were represented at the conference and everyone was excited about the conversations around OER. The featured speakers Marilyn Billings and Robin DeRosa generated alot of energy and interest. Their slide presentations are shared below.
Open Education: The Why, What, and How for Librarians- Marilyn Billings
Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her most recent activity has focused on her work as a campus leader and national speaker on the topic of alternatives to high cost textbooks, the use of open educational resources, and coordinator of the Open Education Initiative (OEI) launched at UMass Amherst in spring 2011.
Open Pedagogy, Social Justice, and the Practical Path to Commons-Oriented Learning- Robin De Rosa
Robin DeRosa is a professor at Plymouth State University, part of the University System of New Hampshire, where she directs the Interdisciplinary Studies program. She is also an editor for Hybrid Pedagogy, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses for technology and new media in education. Robin represents a faculty perspective in implementing OER.