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Wednesday, November 2 • 2:40pm - 3:05pm
The Intersection of Teaching and Technology: Using OER and Next Gen Tools to Transform Learning

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The call for more accessible, affordable, and relevant education has never been louder. Between rising tuition costs and expensive course materials, many students are being priced out of receiving higher education.

Open education has made great strides in bridging accessibility gaps and lowering costs, making quality education experiences available on a much wider level. But we've only reached the tip of the iceberg. OER can revolutionize the traditional education model by going beyond simply transforming content delivery. Enhanced with the right tools, open source content can be used to deliver truly engaging learning experiences that improve student outcomes and retention.

This session explores how Forsyth Tech is mapping their efforts to create an innovative classroom experience through the combination of OER and Next Generation Learning principles. Come learn how to use Next Gen Learning and OER to increase student engagement, outcomes, and retention, while better preparing them to be successful in today's workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Moe

Joshua Moe

Founder/CEO, Odigia
Josh brings over 15 years of experience leading technology design and development teams for small, medium & large organizations. Josh spent over 4 years working in Boston’s higher-ed IT space, where his passion for education technology helped him identify opportunities to improve it with user-centric design principles. When he’s not manning the helm @Odigia, you can usually find him outdoors trailblazing in his Jeep, hanging from a cliff... Read More →
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Kirsten Williford

Program Coordinator Physical Sciences/Chemistry In, Forsyth Technical Community College


Wednesday November 2, 2016 2:40pm - 3:05pm
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