Communication Conference (ECA): Open Textbook Meetup
Today’s post is by Jason S. Wrench, author of “Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking” and Associate Professor of Communication and Media at SUNY-New Paltz.
This week is certain to be chock full of conversations about communication in the 21st century. As an Officer of Publications, I’ll be attending the Eastern Communication Association Conference in Cambridge, MA this weekend. I’m really excited about meeting with my colleagues; this is a conference I’ve been going to several years, and I’ve always enjoyed it.
At the same time that we’re having these very important conversations about scholarship and “transitions”– this year’s conference theme — we’ll be doing something about the transitions in the classroom and technology as well.
I know that integrating new tools in a classroom can be a challenge. To that end, I’m hosting an Open Textbook Meetup this Saturday, April 28th to bring together folks from ECA to talk about best practices implementing open content in college classrooms.
We’ll be talking about:
- Open education tools you can use.
- Implementing open content in your classroom.
- Big questions about open content.
Where and When:
- Saturday, April 28th
- ArtBar (restaurant at the Royal Sonata Hotel)
I hope to see you there!
Additional reading (free online): Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking
- Open Textbook a Smashing Success, by Professor Ruggerio (flatworldknowledge.com)
- The College Bubble (flatworldknowledge.com)