Jonathan Lashley, senior instructional technologist in OIT and adjunct faculty in English, and Rob Nyland, research and innovation team manager for eCampus, recently attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate conference in Denver, Colorado. Together, they facilitated a collaborative session titled “Who Designs This Course? How Open Content Helps Us Realize Our Goals for Online Learning,” in which participants brainstormed how open content could enhance many of the strategies that they already enact when developing and delivering online learning. Lashley and Nyland collaborated with two colleagues from Anderson University on this session, and the four of them won the Best in Track award for Open Learning.
Lashley also contributed to panels about the open annotation tool Hypothes.is and the emergence of the Chief Online Learning Officer role in higher education.