Connecticut is OPEN for education
Using and developing impactful and affordable learning material in the digital age: a workshop on the open education resources (OER) movement. Recorded by the Fairfield University Library's Digital Services & Technology Unit in the Multimedia Room at Dimenna-Nyselius Library on October 7, 2015.
Kevin Corcoran, Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium presents a talk about what is happening in Connecticut vis à vis OER, including textbook costs, his involvement in state legislation establishing a task force to investigate the use of digital open source textbooks in higher education, the Northeast OER Consortium and other regional and national initiatives and their efforts to codify best practices, provide professional development opportunities for faculty and librarians, and collaborate to gather shared collections of OER materials. He closes with a description of a program at Housatonic Community College that replaced a textbook with an OER for use in algebra classes.
Kevin Corcoran has been the Executive Director of the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (CTDLC) since 2011. He joined the CTDLC in 1999 and has been responsible for developing and growing the products and services offered to support eLearning initiatives.
Kevin also runs Connecticut's Adult Education Virtual High School that supports the Adult Credit Diploma Program state-wide. He currently sits on the WCET Steering Committee and co-chairs the WCET e-Learning Consortia CIG as well as the NENY Blackboard Users Group, and Northeast OER organizations.
Kevin received his B.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and his M.B.A. with a specialization in Technology Management from Walden University.
Corcoran, Kevin, "Connecticut is OPEN for education" (2015). Library Presentations and Workshops. 3.