Open Education Week at NOVA

Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated worldwide from March 27 to 31. The goal of Open Education Week “is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now” (openeducationweek.org). In an effort to contribute to this global movement and highlight NOVA’s adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is hosting “NOVA Opens … Continue reading Open Education Week at NOVA

NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

Extended Learning Institute Instructional Designer Kim Grewe has been selected as a 2016-2017 Open Education Resource (OER) Research Fellow. Grewe, a doctoral candidate in the Community College Leadership Program at Old Dominion University, was one of only 21 candidates chosen from a national pool of applicants. As an instructional designer, Grewe advocates for the adoption of OER in online courses and works with faculty and … Continue reading NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is a consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members of VIVA include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 32 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia. VIVA just announced the creation of an Open Textbook Network initiative. This initiative will be led by 33 open education library leaders who will be trained to … Continue reading Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s team of online librarians represented the College at the Virginia Library Association’s (VLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on October 23. Heather Blicher and Joi Jackson, online learning librarians for NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI), led a lively presentation and discussion titled “Librarians as Guides in an OER Adoption Model.” Many Open Educational Resources (OER) are available as digital content, making them a … Continue reading NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) was honored as runner-up for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Excellence in Education Award for Best Practices in Teaching Face-To-Face, Online and Student Success at New Horizons 2015. Dr. Preston Davis was recognized for leading NOVA’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative through ELI’s Digital Open project. The Digital Open initiative at NOVA addresses the need for increased access to … Continue reading VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program