The mission of the Minnesota Learning Commons is to provide access to effective and efficient online learning provided by Minnesota public education partners. Mission and vision driven, the MnLC relies on its membership and partners, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Education, and public K−12 schools to accomplish its annual goals. Goals are accomplished through the collaboration of the faculty, administration, and staff of the partners membership. This roundtable will serve as a platform to share the work of the 2017−2018 OER SIG (Special Interest Group). SIGs provide structure for intersystem information, resource, and expertise sharing and collaboration around the SIG topic areas.
The goal of a SIG is twofold: to illuminate the current practices happening at our institutions, and to leverage collaborative opportunities between the partner institutions. Members of the MnLC OER SIG will share accomplishments on their core work objective for this year as well as objectives of interest for future OER SIG work. Members will facilitate discussions on the current main work objective, discussion on future OER SIG work and on topics that attendees see as relevant in raising OER awareness, increasing OER adoption, and in creating or curating OER resources in K−12 and higher education in Minnesota.
Attendees will participate in discussions on:
1.Current work of the 2017−2018 OER SIG.
2. Objects of shared interest for future OER SIG work.
3. Sharing of topics they see as relevant in raising OER awareness, increasing OER adoption, and in creating or curating OER resources in K−12 and higher education in Minnesota.
Topic Area(s): Open Education Resources; Student Success; Other
Karen Pikula holds a doctorate degree from Capella University in Educational Psychology. She is a psychology instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd, Minnesota, and serves as the OER Coordinator for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Her professional interests include instructional design, faculty development, student-centered learning, open educational resources, and open pedagogy.