ATI 2018: USNH Open Education: Pedagogy, Technology, and Advocacy
The 8th Annual USNH Academic Technology Institute (ATI) will be held at the University of New Hampshire – Durham, May 30-31, 2018. The theme of this year’s Institute is USNH Open Education: Pedagogy, Technology, and Advocacy. Faculty who are selected to attend will engage in foundational and elective workshops infusing Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy/Open Educational Practices, and Open Access Publishing with pedagogy techniques and technology tools. Sessions will also focus on advocacy approaches to advance awareness and adoption of Open Education within USNH and beyond.
Alexis Clifton will be joining us as the ATI 2018 Keynote Speaker. As Executive Director of SUNY OER Services, Alexis Clifton works with State University of New York (SUNY) institutions to establish, support, and expand their OER programs. She helps to identify each institution’s goals for open education, as well as to foster collaboration between campuses to expand options for effective open practices.
Over the course of her 15 years of teaching composition, creative writing, and technical writing, in Washington state community colleges, she gradually transitioned away from the traditional textbook. While working at Tacoma Community College in 2008, she was an early participant in campus-wide OER course development projects. She was invited to join the national Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative for English Composition II in 2011.
Alexis has since worked with community colleges and universities across the country with OER implementation through her position at Lumen Learning. She has served as an OER project manager, content developer, and instructional designer in the humanities.
Alexis holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and a M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Northern Arizona University. She is keeps very busy exploring her new home state of New York and is learning to love lots and lots of snow.
Interested faculty from Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, and the University of New Hampshire should complete the ATI application by March 18. In addition to attending ATI, faculty who are selected will be expected to complete a proposal and project focused on one or more of the Open Education focus areas: Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Pedagogy/Open Educational Practices or Open Access Publishing during the next academic year. Each “Open Education Ambassador” receives a $2000 stipend.
Please address any questions about the application process to USNH Open Education Coordinator, Hannah Hounsell @ firstname.lastname@example.org