Professor Katherine Safford-Ramus , Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Saint Peter’s University, Jersey City, New Jersey
Thursday 2nd May 2019, 13h00, Room A1-065
Title of Talk:
Getting Started with OER: A Guide to Finding, Reviewing, and Creating
Katherine Safford-Ramus is a Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Saint Peter’s University, Jer-sey City, New Jersey. Her research focuses on adults learning mathematics. She is the author of Unlatching the Gate: Helping Adult Students Learn Mathematics and most recently edited Con-temporary Research in Adult and Lifelong Learning of Mathematics: International Perspectives, a volume based on papers from the Topic Study Group 6 of the Thirteenth International Congress on Mathematical Education. Dr. Safford currently serves as a subject matter expert on the pro-ject Power in Numbers: Advancing Math for Adults Learners, a project of the United States De-partment of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
This presentation is aimed at educators interested in exploring open educational resources (OER) for the adult classroom.
It draws on findings from a 3-year project of the United States Department of Education titled Power in Numbers: Advancing Math for Adult Learners.
For those new to OER, it will introduce and explain the benefits of their use in adult education, and provide resource recommendations and a step by step guide for how to get started. For the experienced OER user, it will discuss insights from project research and efforts curating and testing OER resources.