We are excited to announce the following event to the IUP Community, “Improving Teaching and Learning with Open Education” with IUP alumnus Norman Bier. Open Educational Resources allow us to provide high quality education while improving college affordability
through the use of open source and open access materials. Norman Bier is the director of Carnegie Mellon’s Open Learning Initiative and Simon Institute, and has spoken globally on issues related to open access
The event will be held March 26, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room B03.
Bier will provide an introduction to the Open Education movement and OER, as well as an overview of OLI – its approach, supporting technologies, analytics and associated research. He will also provide an overview of emerging research on barriers to innovation
in higher-education. He will argue that success in addressing educational technology’s opportunities and challenges requires this work to be centered in not-for-profit higher education, and will require collaboration across educational institutions.
To that end, he will highlight ways to leverage the work of the Simon Initiative and outline opportunities to collaborate with OLI and the larger Open Education community.
All are welcome to this presentation! No reservations are needed. Note to faculty and teaching associates, this program is included as part of Reflective Practice.
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the IUP Libraries, the Department of English, and the OER Teaching Circle.