Monkey Around with Copyright Presented for the Faculty Resource Center at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, April 5, 2017

This presentation was designed to help faculty with issues of copyright and fair use in their teaching and research. The session featured the US version of Copyright the Card Game.

Criss Cross: One Hand Washes the Other Presented at the 13th Annual Open Education in Richmond, VA, November 3, 2016

This presentation explored the historical alignment between open education and information literacy, and how attributes of open pedagogy are reflected within the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

From OER to IL and Back Again Presented at the PA Forward information Literacy Summit in State College, PA, July 21, 2016

This presentation explored how Open Educational Resources and are connected through the underlying principles of open education and the practices and dispositions of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.

Open Educational Resources Invited presentation given at the Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA, April 13, 2016

I led two professional development workshops at CCBC – a morning workshop, sponsored by PALA-CRD, for area college and public librarians, and an afternoon workshop for CCBC faculty. These workshops introduced attendees to open licenses, open resources, and open pedagogy.

Open, Sez Me: The demands and rewards of open pedagogy Presented at the Open Education Conference, Vancouver, BC, November 18-20, 2015

My argument here was that information literacy and open pedagogy are interrelated and mutually supportive. Engaging in open educational practices both requires and develops information literacy skills.

Digital Literacy Panel presentation at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Day of Digital Humanities, September 12, 2015.

This panel discussed digital literacy from the contrasting and complementary perspectives of computer science and information science, looking at its definitions and significance, and its relationship to other related literacies.

Building the Plane in the Air (and letting the students chart the course) Presented at the Virginia Commonwealth University Academic Learning Transformation Festival (ALTfest), May 12-14, 2015.

Jim Groom and I co-presented on a series of teaching collaborations we had done, and how our teaching approaches evolved through the process to increase student engagement.

An Inquiry Driven Classroom: Letting students lead the way Presented at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference, November 14-16, 2014.

In several courses that I co-taught, the students were given the responsibility to lead most of the discussion, to contribute content to the courses, and to design their own projects. This presentation looked at what we did and the outcomes we saw.

MOOCs and Libraries: What is our role? presentation given at Metrolina Library Association conference, Charlotte NC, June 13, 2013

In this presentation, I introduced a group of librarians to Massive Open Online Courses and the learning activities that go on within connectivist MOOCs, and drew some connections between those activities and the ACRL information literacy standards.