Open Education Events @ Baruch

It’s not quite Open Access Week yet, but there are a couple of upcoming events at Baruch over the next week highlighting pedagogies and practices in open education that can help us get into the open access spirit:


Innovative Pedagogies for the Future of Higher Education
Thursday, October 13, 5:00 pm
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270
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Next week!

DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 pm
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270
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Open Access Publishing in the Sciences

As part of Open Access Week 2011, Hunter College will be hosting a talk by Robert Schatz, North American Sales Manager for open access publisher BioMed Central. Mr. Schatz will offer an overview of open access publishing in science, technology, and medical fields, along with an inside look at the workings of BioMed Central and its parent company, Springer Science & Business Media. Librarians and working scientists or researchers alike are invited to attend.

The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 3-5 pm. The venue is the Gene Center (at Hunter College), in its Internet2 Video Collaboration Facility, 695 Park Avenue, Room HN 310. We hope to see you there!

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Open Access Week @ City Tech Library

Using Open Educational Materials in Your Courses

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Rm A543, City Tech Library (Atrium Building), City Tech

High-quality open access curricular materials are increasingly available online, and can provide an alternative to traditionally-published, high-priced textbooks. In this workshop we’ll discuss strategies for incorporating freely-available open access and public domain resources into your courses. Bring your syllabus or assignment and we will work together to add resources to your course website on Blackboard, the City Tech OpenLab, or other online platforms.

Coffee & cookies will be served.

Open Access Happy Hour: Your Rights as an Author

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Rm A632, Faculty Lounge (Atrium Building), City Tech

You know what you write, but do you know your rights? Copyright is a bundle of rights that apply to work you produce in any medium. How can you choose a publisher and negotiate your contracts to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, author, and creator? Come enjoy wine & cheese with your colleagues and learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

RSVP: Prof. Maura Smale,