HBCU Summit: Sharing Lessons Learned by HBCU AL$ Programs: Four Campus Showcases - Key Factors for Implementing AL$

Concurrent Session 5
Streamed Session HBCU MERLOT

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Brief Abstract

Each showcase provides a 15 minute overview of their project and then opens up for discussion.

  • "A Collaborative Course Redesign Approach for Non-Major Environmental Science Incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER)" - Presenters:  Sarah Krejci, Shirma Ramroop-Butts, Michael Reiter, Adrienne George, Yunkul Kim, Adeljean Ho, Hector Torres, and Arletha McSwain, Bethune-Cookman University
  • "Deploying OER-based Courseware To Address College Affordability:  The Missing Link for Successful Deployment" - Presenters:  Moustapha Diack and Cecil Banham, Southern University Baton Rouge

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Professor Moustapha Diack is the Associate Vice President for Online Learning Services for the Southern University System (SUS) and Director of Professional Development Services for Southern University Baton Rouge (SUBR). He is Chair of the Practitioners Summit for Advancing Affordable Learning Solutions and Quality Online Education for HBCUs, integral part of the OLC/MERLOT International Conference. His research interests at Southern University are in the areas of Instructional Design, cognitive theory of multimedia learning and the strategic planning and deployment of online learning systems to enhance student learning outcomes. Diack has extensive experience in the areas of online learning design and delivery and has played a global leadership role in the areas of Open Education and Open Access. He is recipient of the International MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching) Innovation Award 2009. He is member of the MERLOT Faculty Development Editorial Board and Co-Founding Director of the MERLOT Africa Network (MAN), a network of African higher education institutions and digital scholars engaged in the research, development and implementation of open education. At the SUS, Diack oversees the development and implementation of integrated digital library services, the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOL4ed), to facilitate quality online programs development and college affordability through the adoption of open education resources and open textbook. Diack is member of the Louisiana Board of Regents Task Force On Electronic Learning and Past President 2003-2006 of the Louisiana Academy of Science and also Member of the Quality Matters (QM) International Advisory.

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