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Open Educational Resources (OER)

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Open Education Week 2019

Into the Great Wide Open: Open Educational Resources @ SNHU

Interested in learning how to harness the power of OER to provide customized, flexible, low-cost options for students? Join two experts in the field to discuss ideas and solutions as SNHU joins in the Open Education Week celebration. Stay afterwards for an informal reception.

Flyer for the OER event

General Info:

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location: Wolak Library Learning Commons, Shapiro Library (SNHU, 2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH)


*No registration (Open to All)

Directions & Parking:

For GPS directions, use the address 2500 North River Road, Hooksett, NH 03106, or view a Google Map. Visitors to campus may park in lot 26-C, located within a short walking distance to the WLLC building. Please reference our Parking Lot Designations Map for more details.


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Meet the Speakers: 

Wm. Preston Davis, Ed.D. 

Preston Davis is responsible for Educational Technology initiatives and Online Instructional Services at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), one of the largest and most diverse open access institutions in North America.

Preston established NOVA’s award winning Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative in 2012 and has been a champion of open, accessible and inclusive education ever since. He has developed several other innovative instructional technology initiatives at NOVA, including digital credentials for faculty professional development and the first mobile app developed specifically for distance learning community college students.

Preston has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Philosophy and Educational Leadership, and he regularly delivers presentations and workshops on Open Educational Resources and Practices, 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Instructional Technology and Innovation, and Social Justice and Ethics.  

Kim Grewe, Ph.D.

Kim Grewe is an educator, scholar, technology enthusiast, and champion of Open Education. With teaching experience from middle school to higher ed, she enjoys collaborating with colleagues on innovative projects related to student success and engagement. Grewe’s Ph.D. research focuses on the impact of open educational resources (OER) on students' deep approaches to learning.

Grewe is currently an instructional designer at Northern Virginia Community College and facilitates workshops for the Online Learning Consortium, including Exploring Open Educational Resources, and Implementing Open Educational Resources (Part I and II). Grewe is the recipient of the VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship (2017-2018) and an OER Research Fellow (2016-2018). Most recently Grewe presented on the topic of OER at Global OE 2018 and OpenEd17.