2017 Academic Technology Fair

The Academic Technology Fair celebrates the use of technology in education at Chemeketa. Event Information Please join us at the Tech Fair and discover innovative and creative ways technology enhances our students’ learning. Date: Wed, Sept. 13th from 1 to 3 pm Location: Bldg 9, 1st Floor on Salem Campus Theme: "Understanding Our Students" Featured Topics Featured topics at the event include: Affordability of Course Materials Accessibility in Teaching & Learning Mobile Learning & Access Increasing Student Engagement Event Highlights Also included at the Tech Fair this year are: Faculty Showcases Chemeketa Service Booths eLearning & Academic Technology Fun Activities and Giveaways Raffle Drawing held at 3:00 pm Questions Please contact the eLearning & Academic Technology Department at 503.399.7873.

Chemeketa Instructors awarded OER Grant from Open Oregon

Congratulations to Chemeketa instructors, Kristina Powers, Marcus Sharpe and Adam Privitera, who were recently awarded a Open Oregon Educational Resources grant for 2016-2017.  Powers, Sharpe and Privitera are expanding the use of OER in the Psychology department, and specifically for PSY 104.  Their collaboration is part of the Noba project and the open Workplace Psychology textbook will promote the importance of soft skills, I/O knowledge and the essential workplace laws to prospective workers.   Adam Privitera, was also awarded an individual grant for work with PSY 201, 202: Noba Project and the Online Psychology Lab. Privitera has already adopted a Noba open textbook for his course, and will use grant funding to create test banks, supplementary readings, and assessments in order to enable the entire department to adopt open resources for all sections of these courses. The Open Oregon Educational Resources grants represent collaborations with 15 different institutions that have the potential to save over 7,000 Oregon students an estimated $1,142,624 in the pilot year of the program. This represents an impact of over $5 in savings for each $1 of grant money spent. Beyond the pilot phase it is expected that these fully accessible and openly licensed course materials will be used even more widely and increase the student savings impact. More information about the Open Oregon Educational Resources grant can be found at: http://openoregon.org/2016-17-oer-grants-awarded/