Bass-Eynon book: Open and Integrative

This week we begin our work with Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, the 2016 AAC&U publication by Randy Bass (Georgetown) and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College). This book will be our text for the next three weeks. Each week, we will begin by annotating and discussion a portion of the book in Hypothes.is. Each week will feature a Twitter chat on the week’s emphasis, as well as a live videoconference with Randy and Bret as they speak to your thoughts and your questions.

To get started, you’ll need to purchase and download a PDF copy of Open and Integrative. You can do that here: https://secure.aacu.org/store/detail.aspx?id=E-GMSDIG . The price for AAC&U members is listed as 15.00, but hub director Gardner Campbell reports he was charged only 12.00. We recognize that this is the first non-OER we have used in Open Learning ’17, but we believe the investment is worth it, and we hope it will not prove a hardship for you. If you have concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact hub director Gardner Campbell directly at gardner.campbell AT gmail.com (substitute @ for AT, of course).

WEEK 11:
For our first week on Open and Integrative, we’ll focus on the first thirty-nine pages of the book, the chapters titled “Challenge,” “Context,” and “Strategies.”

Monday-Tuesday, April 3-4
Using Hypothesi.is, read and annotate chapters 1-3 of Open and Integrative. Please feel free to continue reading and annotating throughout the week.

Wednesday, April 5, at noon, EDT
Twitter chat on first three chapters of Open and Integrative.

Date and time TBA—probably Friday, but watch this space
Toward the end of the week, we will have a live videoconference with Randy and Bret, with an opportunity for them to address thoughts and questions you’ve shared on Hypothes.is and via Twitter.

A look ahead:

Week 12 will focus on faculty development and outcomes assessment

Week 13 will focus on “rebundling” and next steps, with an opportunity for you to envision how Open and Integative and the AAC&U’s LEAP initiatives might foster change on your campus.

Week 14 is Open Learning ‘17’s grand finale—details forthcoming!

Post written by hub director Gardner Campbell

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