Future of the Research Library Speaker Series
Presented by the University of Maryland Libraries, the lecture series explores the role of a modern research library in a rapidly changing environment. Invited speakers will inform, provoke, and otherwise engage our thinking in different and innovative ways. These free events are open to all members of the campus community and the general public.
Improving Access, Affordability, and Achievement with OER
Speaker: Dr. MJ Bishop, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: McKeldin 6137 (Special Events Room)
Despite the transformative power that technology has had in a whole range of businesses, the history of technology use in education over the last 100 years paints a rather bleak picture of the extent to which digital tools, in and of themselves, can lead to sustainable academic change. The issue is that we often miss the key affordances of the tools that can be employed to help solve learning problems. This presentation traces the lessons we can learn from the history of educational technology in order to explore the true promise of openly licensed educational resources and the future they may hold for teaching, learning, and student success.
About MJ Bishop
Dr. MJ Bishop is the inaugural director of the University System of Maryland's Center for Academic Innovation, which was established in 2013 to enhance and promote USM's position as a national leader in higher education academic innovations. The Center conducts research on best practices, disseminates findings, offers professional development opportunities for institutional faculty and administrators, and supports the 14 public institutions that are part of the system as they continue to expand innovative academic practices. Author of numerous national and international articles, Dr. Bishop's research interests include exploring how various instructional media and delivery systems might be designed and used more effectively to improve learning and teaching.