Open Learning

OPEN LEARNING RESEARCH

Recent Research and Presentations

  1. Fostering Creativity in Learning: How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into AssignmentsSUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE )Community Speakers Series: Fellow Chats: Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers, August 2014.
  2. Using Open Resources to Your Advantage: Howto Effectively Incorporate OERs into College Assignments,” All About Mentoring, Issue 44: Winter 2013-2014, SUNY Empire State College Publication.
  3.  Rhianna Rogers and Roxana Toma, “Practical Strategies for Engaging Students in Collaborative Research with Faculty,” Sponsored by the Graduate College Professional Development and Research Committee Brown Bag Series Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2014.
  4. “What is with these OERs?: Practical Strategies for How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments,” NFC Digital Day Conference, Aug 2013.
  5. Fostering Creativity in Learning: How to Effectively Incorporate OERs into Assignments
    Rhianna Rogers, Mentor, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Niagara Frontier Center,
    Feb 2013.
  6. What is Blended Learning and How is it Connected to Assessing Students? PowerpointRhianna Rogers, Mentor, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Niagara Frontier Center, March 2012.
  7. Example Practical Project Assignment_Digital Anthropology Blogging Assignment
  8. “Strategies for Open Learning: Examples from an NFC Mentor.” Rhianna Rogers, Mentor, Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies, Niagara Frontier Center, Feb 2012. (You can watch the entire 2 day plenary here: 2012 ESC Virtual Academic Conference)

Compiled Resources

Here are my resources: ESC Center for Mentoring and Learning: Open Educational Resources

I compiled a list of open educational resources for faculty members to use as well.

PHOTOSYNTH IRB PROJECT

(PI Nathan Whitley Grassi and Co PI Rhianna C. Rogers)- Fall 2011-present

Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers and Prof. Nathan Whitley Grassi “Using Photosynth to Engage Students in Project Based Learning”. View our research in more depth here: PhotosynthProject.org

Look at Photosynth Here

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project applies aspects of the Conversation Analysis approach, presented by Dr. Joan M. Mazur  in her article Conversation Analysis for Educational Technologists: Theoretical  and Methodological Issues for Researching the Structures, Processes, and Meaning of On-line Talk, with the technology platform Microsoft Photosynth to observe the effectiveness of integrated technologies in project based learning at the college level. Students at Niagara University and SUNY Empire State College will develop Photosynth projects, individually and collectively, in order to communicate to external and internal audiences the important of visualization during the analysis of material objects. This lesson includes mini-lectures, the use of online web software, digital cameras, and collaborative learning.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION: “Using Photosynth to Engage Students in Project Based Learning,” in the 1st Annual International Higher Education Teaching & Learning (HETL) Conference at the University of Central Florida, Main Campus, Orlando, Florida, January 2013.