Why Open?: Sharing Digital Teaching and Learning Resources and Knowledge

In this session, you will learn about Open Educational Resources (OER) and about the global digital ecosystem to increase access to education through using open-source curriculum. You will be introduced to searching digital libraries, open licensing, organizing and authoring open content, and other practices that support new pedagogy. 
From K-12 districts, to academic libraries, to ministries of education, to consortia of colleges and universities, teachers and learners in increasing numbers are participating in and benefiting from a process driven by the collaborative development and sharing of educational materials that are freely available for anyone to use, unrestricted by traditional copyright. Aligned to issues such as college affordability, equal access to education, personalized learning, and the professionalism of teaching, the emerging field of OER is here to stay, and is central to global efforts to improve education outcomes for all students.
Amee Evans Godwin, VP, Research & Development, ISKME (iskme.org) and founding Program Director of ISKME's public digital library, OER Commons (oercommons.org), has led education research, information science and technology programs over the last two decades. Amee holds a Masters Degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. Amee is also a digital media artist (aegodwin.com) investigating mixed media connections with identity, form, and healing.
Organised by: SERDE and LiepU lecturer Signe Pucena
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