Day: October 23, 2018

eLearning team participates in OPEN GVSU Symposium

On Monday, October 22, the eLearning team participated in the Open GVSU Symposium held in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons.

This event was held to kick off Open Access Week.  In brief, Open Access Week is a global event that is focused on promoting and highlighting “Open” education, activities, and open educational resources (OER). “Open” in this case refers to resources that are freely available online, and not behind a paid firewall or closed off to the public.


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The symposium included a keynote by Regina Gong, OER Project Manager, Lansing Community College.


Glenna Decker, Vince St. Germain, Sherry Barricklow, Justin Melick, Hunter Bridwell, and Eric Kunnen attended the event and facilitated roundtable discussions on instructional design, instructional technology, and digital media development resources that are available through the eLearning and Emerging Technologies team.


Also, the Student Senate announced 2 awards that will recognize faculty champions of OER. More on these awards will be announced in the next few months.

eLearning Team Supports OER

eLearning and Emerging Technologies provides faculty with support to:

  • Incorporate OER to make courses more flexible and effective
  • Explore learning object repositories and open textbook materials to discover effective OER
  • Learn tools and technologies for creating customized instructional materials with OER
  • Leverage OER in teaching by applying quality instructional design
  • Integrate OER into Blackboard courses, assignments, and assessments

Check out the eLearning OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES web page for more information about  #OER and how the eLearning team can support you!

2018 Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards highlight Best Technologies at GVSU

20181016rca2018The 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards have been announced by Campus Technology!

With a variety of technologies being used in higher education, Campus Technology has been surveying readers of across several product categories to find the favorites. These awards have been given for the past 4 years and readers vote on the best technologies in place  at their institutions.

“Technology has changed our culture and also our classrooms!”

This post highlights technologies that have received award recognition and are currently used at GVSU to support teaching and learning.

Learn more and get support in using these technologies in your teaching at GVSU by visiting our eLearning and Emerging Technologies website!