Were you seen? Nyquist Leadership Series on Open Education and College Readiness

On October 18, policy makers, advocates, and researchers convened in Albany, New York for the Nyquist Leadership Series event: Creating College-Ready Students Through Open Education. Panelists and attendees engaged in a thoughtful discussion on practices and policies to help traditional and adult learners transition to college and attain higher education success, including the benefits of open educational resources (OER), strategies for successful implementation of OER across college curriculum, and obstacles to mainstream OER adoption.

Dan Fuller, NYS Assistant Secretary for Education, served as the moderator. Panelists included: Jason Bryer, PhD, Executive Director, Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS), Excelsior College;Elizabeth Johnston, PhD, Associate Professor, English Composition and Literature, Monroe Community College; Frank Crocco, PhD, Director, Online Writing Lab (OWL), Excelsior College;Gerard L. Hanley, PhD, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services; Executive Director of MERLOT, California State University; and, Mark McBride, Library Senior Strategist, SUNY System Administration.

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