HBCU Summit: Keynote Presentation "Powering The Digital Revolution: The State of Black America Report " and "Less Searching, More Finding: Using OER Search Engines to Find Your Best Fit"
Workshop Session 2
10:30am - 11:15am: Keynote Presentation - Powering The Digital Revolution: The State of Black America Report
Mr. Ron Marlow, Vice-President of Workforce Development, National Urban League
Introduction by Moustapha Diack, Southern University System
The State of Black America 2018 Report: Powering the Digital Revolution, which is now available on a downloadable app and via this link http://soba.iamempowered.com/ is the National Urban League’s way of initiating a conversation, by way of information, regarding the “digital divide” and some of the ways the divide impacts communities of color, generally, and African Americans/Blacks. This presentation is an opportunity to provide a vehicle for identifying challenges, offering solutions (even if only partial solutions), and further spurring debate, discussion, strategizing and action. Followed by discussion
11:15am - 11:50am: Less Searching, More Finding: Using OER Search Engines to Find Your Best Fit
Johannah White, Xavier University of Louisiana
The availability of open educational resources (OER) has exponentially increased in the last decade. Over 100,000 OER exist in English alone. Learning which websites to use and searching them one after another is a laborious time-consuming process. Using newly created OER search engines can greatly simplify your search process, narrow your options to better quality resources, and save valuable time in class preparation. BYOD and learn in real time!
11:50am - 12:00pm: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned