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Thursday, October 18 • 11:20am - 12:05pm
Evolution or Revolution? Perspectives on Open Education From Deans, Devotees, Doubters, and Doers

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“Where we stand depends on where we sit.” “People don’t mind change; they mind being changed.” How and when people involve themselves in open educational activities often depends on where they sit and how empowered they feel. The session will begin by engaging the audience in an activity to identify doubts, barriers, concerns, and triumphs which faculty members, administrators, and students encounter in their evolution or revolution into the realm of open education. Panelists--an academic dean, a technical college faculty advocate and developer of open resources, a relative newcomer to OER on the faculty at a traditional community college, and a recent student participant in the Washington State Open Course Library--will then exchange personal experiences and suggest ways that others in similar positions might best create and promote open educational activities and materials. The audience will be encouraged to pose questions and add opinions during and after the panelists’ comments.


Steven Ellis

Dean of Instruction, Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood, WA

Phil Venditti

Instructor, Clover Park Technical College
I love learning and teaching and trying to be a good person. Here are some of my passions: 1. Unpopular music. I have the privilege of hosting a classical music program every Friday afternoon on Northwest Public Radio (heard online at www.nwpr.org). 2. Educationally-valuable... Read More →

Brooke Zimmers

Faculty, Shoreline Community College

Thursday October 18, 2012 11:20am - 12:05pm PDT
C680 - HSBC Hall

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