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UT to host open educational resources conference April 27

Teachers interested in learning about open educational resources and other technology advancements for their classrooms are invited to participate in a free conference at The University of Toledo.

The Open Educational Resources: Active Learning and Technology Conference will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Radisson Hotel Grand Ballroom on the UT Health Science Campus.

Business Hlogo 1c Black“High school and college teachers will have the opportunity to come together to learn about some of the latest trends in classroom technology and how they can incorporate these into their lessons to engage their students,” said Dr. Barbara Kopp Miller, UT associate provost for online education.

Keynote speaker Meredith Jacobs, assistant director for academic programs for American University Washington College of Law, will lead the first discussion at 8:30 a.m. titled “Open Educational Resources: What Are Open Educational Resources, Why Use Them, and How to Use Open Licenses.”

Other topics throughout the day will include embracing technology for personalized teaching, the Evaluating Digital Content for Instructional and Teaching Excellence learning project, the INFOhio digital library resource, tools to engage students, and legislative and regulatory issues.

Register by Monday, April 25, to attend the conference co-hosted by UT Online and the University Teaching Center at tinyurl.com/UTALT2016.