David Ernst helped faculty, staff, and even a few students explore the possibilities of open textbooks during our recent Innovate 365 event. The Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network presented this solution as a step individual instructors can take to lower costs of higher education--and wihtout sacrificing quality.
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Innovate RFP is open until Friday, January 30. We’re looking forward to a range of presentations, such as lessons learned from tech implementations, panels on current eLearning topics like accessibility, or how-to sessions that help educators build their learning tech skills. Bring us your new ideas or concepts regarding teaching, learning or research with technology that are fresh and stimulating for our audience.
The Spring Innovate 365 event brings in some outside perspective on a growing phenomenon in learning technology: Open Ed Resources.
David Ernst, Chief Information Officer for the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will visit campus on Tuesday, February 17. Ernst will share his insights from his experience as Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network.
Three faculty members from the School of Environment and Natural Resources joined the Innovate team last Thursday in a discussion on blending effective teaching and learning technology into paths to promotion and tenure.