Lori Breslow, MIT Teaching & Learning Laboratory
Inna Lisker, Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education
John Rinderle, Open Learning Initiative Carnegie Mellon University
Theresa Schlaffly, CNDLS
The spring 2013 symposium focused on a discussion of student learning and assessment in an online environment. This came in the context of the launch of a major campaign to expand Georgetown's technology-assisted learning (ITEL). This new initiative stirred a lively discussion on campus about online learning, and particularly about models for assessment, certification, and credit in massive open online courses. Our symposium brought representatives of some key players in online education to campus, and lets them share their vision, experiences (and evidence!) with our faculty.
Online courses, assessment, certification, and credit - Friday, April 12, 2013 - Friday, April 12, 2013
Rachel Pugh (GU Office of Communications); Richard Price (CEO, Academia.edu); David Ribes (Georgetown University); Guest of Honor and Moderator: Neeru Paharia (McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University)
At universities, social media enjoy great popularity as tools to connect privately and informally with friends and colleagues. In addition, these tools offer features that allow users to promote and highlight their professional or academic work, to follow the work of others, and even to engage in new types of collaborative research.
This symposium focused on the impact of new information technology on scholarship, and on scholarly networks. It highlighted the ways in which individuals and institutions can harness the power of social media, and provided an overview of Georgetown’s policies and initiatives.
Planning and Promoting the creation of scientific knowledge: Three perspectives - Monday, April 30, 2012
Amy Brand (Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments | HARVARD UNIVERSITY)
Lynne Herndon (Senior Vice President of Global Academic Relations | ELSEVIER)
"I believe that publishers, often with the help of participating researchers, will continue to add value to content by inventing new tools to enhance their workflows. I believe a form of peer review will always exist and that as information proliferates, the need for filtering and curation will also grow. I believe that publishing will be funded in a multitude of ways. And I hope that science will continue to play a major role in scholarship and an increasing one in an informed society."
Micah Altman (Director of Research | MIT Libraries) [License of recording: CC-BY-SA]
"Since knowledge is not a private good, a pure market approach leads to underprovisioning. Planning for access to the scholarly record should include planning for long-term access beyond the life of a single institution. Important problems in scholarly communications, information science & scholarship increasingly require diverse multi-disciplinary approaches."
Allan Adler, Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs in the Washington, D.C. office of the Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Jonathan Band, Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School, who also maintains his own law firm, Jonathan Band PLLC
Corynne McSherry, Intellectual Property Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer at Duke University
Transformative Publishing: Academic Libraries, University Presses, and the Future of Scholarly Communication – Spring Scholarly Communication Symposium - Friday, April 1, 2011
Patrick Alexander, director of Penn State University Press and co-director of Penn State’s Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing
Raym Crow, senior consultant for The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
Artemis Kirk, University Librarian, Georgetown University
Richard Brown, Ph.D., director of Georgetown University Press and current president of the Association of American University Presses.