Tech Week Webinar Event: Open Pedagogies & What OER Means to MeJoin us for this 2-part webinar event on Friday, February 21, 2020 during Tech Week that explores collaborative technology, open pedagogies, and how Harper faculty and staff are engaging in innovative OER projects.  This event will also showcase the new WebEx technology available to Harper employees. You can watch online or join us live in Building F, Room F315.

Part 1: Collaborative Tech & The Wicked Problem of “Open” Pedagogies, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., F315 or Online

  • Guest Presenters: Peter Tschirhart, Associate Dean, Honors College, Texas State University; Karen Harpp, Professor of Geology, Colgate University; and Ahmad Khazaee, Director of Engagement and Support, Colgate University

Problem-based pedagogy, including design thinking, has captured the imagination of teachers, students, and administrators. While it presents exciting opportunities for collaboration and innovation, it can also strain limited campus resources. This webinar brings together diverse voices, from IT director to faculty, to explore what happens when new technology and trending pedagogy meet.

Part 2: What OER Means to Me: Harper Employee Panel, 11 a.m – 12 p.m., F315 or Online

  • Panelists: Kim Fournier, Amy Kaminski, Kirsten Matthews, Kimberley Polly, and Joe Wachter
  • Moderator: Dave Braunschweig

The Open Educational Resources (OER) movement has been rapidly gaining momentum, as faculty and staff across the country discover the plethora of free, high-quality resources available to them online. Hear from Harper faculty, staff, and administration about what OER means for the whole Harper community and see projects in action.

Webinar Details

  • Date: Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST)
  • Location (live viewing): Building F, Room F315
  • Location (remote viewing): Please use the WebEx link below to log-in to the webinar at the start of the event. The Event Password is TechWeek.

For the best experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox. If possible, use a wired internet connection, instead of wireless, to prevent lag.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174,