Dr Kristin Palmer
IICEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker
University of Virginia, USA
As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017 (IICEHawaii2017), Dr Kristin Palmer of University of Virginia, USA, will walk through different examples at the University of Virginia (UVa) of how global perspectives were brought into the classroom through the use of open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Her full abstract is available to read below.
Dr Kristin Palmer is the Director of Online Learning Programs at the University of Virginia (UVa). In this role, she is responsible for open educational resources, facilitating the assessment and fulfilment of pan-university e-learning needs, and conducting research. She represents UVa on the Networked Learning Collaborative of Virginia (NLCVa), she is a co-chair of the Online Education Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Accessibility Task Force and the President’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee. She co-created and is on the Advisory Board for the annual Innovation in Pedagogy Summit at UVa.
Prior to UVa, Dr Palmer worked in both education and business on complex technology projects. She has worked at Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Intuit, and Disney.
Featured Presentation: Bringing Global Stories Into the Classroom Through OER and MOOCs
Does your institution believe it is important to provide global experiences to the students and faculty? This session will walk through different examples at the University of Virginia (UVa) of how global perspectives were brought into the classroom through the use of open educational resources (OER) and massive open online courses (MOOCs). Examples will illustrate how engaging with students in Sub-Saharan Africa helped one set of faculty broaden and deepen their understanding of business in emerging economies. Another example will illustrate lessons learned by students who were required to participate in a MOOC discussion forum as part of their course grade. These students had many learning moments that were not anticipated, such as what to do when you say something inaccurate to millions of people. A final example will be using online courses to provide educational experiences to UVa students studying abroad and designing these courses to imbue a sense of place connecting the students back to UVa while abroad.