On April 16th, 2018, I assisted with the 2018 EPN Signature event following the ENR 2100 Poster Symposium in the Grand Ballroom of the Ohio Union.
The 2018 Environmental Professionals Network Signature Event explored “sustainability through reinvention” Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, Chief Reinvention Officer at WE EXIST Reinvention Agency moderated the event and gave personal experience behind redefining the term sustainable. Sustainability and supply chain professionals from three iconic companies (Patagonia, Owens Corning, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) shared how they are working to integrate sustainable business models into their companies.
This month I took the next step in providing assistance to faculty and staff in the school in regards to their Carmen courses by becoming a Carmen Affiliate. The Affiliate program is run by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning and provides a way for Learning Systems staff to distribute technical resources and information to members of the university that can then distribute them throughout their departments. New roles and access are given to Affiliates in order for them to better assist members of their department.
I attended the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop at Columbus State Community College (APPQMR) in order to learn about the rubric as a tool for online and blended courses. Participants reviewed the standards set by Quality Matters and worked to apply them while practicing the peer review process of a course. This course is a stepping stone to become a Certified Peer Reviewer.
Quality Matters Website: https://www.qualitymatters.org
As part of OSU’s Affordable Learning Exchange, ENR 2100 utilized a student written iBook composed of articles known as ScienceBites. I assisted Kylienne Shaul in converting the already existing Apple iBook version of the text to a online browser based Pressbook. The platform is an adaptation of WordPress. This book is completely free for students.
Check out the Pressbook!
Completed the DELTA Kickstart Workshop over 5 days. The Office of Distance Education and eLearning brought together experts in a variety of topics from across the university in order to provide faculty and staff with course design resources and delivery techniques.
Day 1 – Backward Design, Quality Matters, Universal Design for Learning
Day 2 – Assessments, Rubrics, Content Delivery, and Academic Integrity
Day 3 – Creating Engaging Online Activities with OSU-Supported Tools
Day 4 – Delivery Multimedia and Open Online Content
Day 5 – Building your Course: Putting it all Together