Thanks to everyone who joined our Open Pedagogy in Practice: Faculty Perspectives webinar on Monday, April 12, 2021.
NEBHE plans to offer additional webinars in the future. Is there a topic you would like to recommend? If so, please let us know.
Listen to New England college and university open education leaders Dr. Robin DeRosa from New Hampshire, Dr. Jennifer Van Allen from New York, and Dr. Heather Miceli from Rhode Island share what Open pedagogy looks like in their classrooms, lessons learned they’ve learned along the way, and why their praxis is ever-changing.
This webinar was intended for faculty, librarians, and anyone interested in seeing real examples of what Open Pedagogy looks like in practice and advice for getting started on your campus.
Robin DeRosa is the director of the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative at Plymouth State University, where she was originally an English professor, and later chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies program. She is a national advocate for public higher education and works with colleges and universities on designing institutional initiatives and structures centered on learners and their needs.
Heather Miceli is an Adjunct Faculty member at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She teaches in RWU’s Core Curriculum, teaching the undergraduate science general education course for the past seven years. As a RWU OER Faculty Fellow, Heather has incorporated a renewable Open Pedagogy Project into her course that has spanned 4 years – students create and/or edit websites on topics relevant to their interests. She is very interested in the impacts Open Education Practices can have on student achievement, but also how those practices can impact student confidence and anxiety in science courses. She serves on the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) OER Advisory Committee and was also an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group from 2019-2020.
Jennifer Van Allen is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York. She has over 15 years of experience in education, ranging from elementary school to higher education. After noticing the degree to which teachers of all levels search for and share teaching materials, she realized the value of Open Educational Resources and open pedagogy as a vehicle for creating high quality materials that can be easily adapted for varying needs and contexts. She is an enthusiastic and determined advocate for open education at all educational levels.
Lindsey Gumb is the New England Board of Higher Education’s Open Education Fellow and also an assistant professor and scholarly communications librarian at Roger Williams University. She co-chairs the Rhode Island state steering committee for Governor Raimondo’s Open Textbook Initiative and researches the intersections of open education and information literacy in higher education.