I am the Division Head of Liberal Arts at Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. I teach Communication. I've been in higher education since 1998. A broad variety of experiences and roles have shaped my perspective. I've been an instructional technologist, an instructional designer, an academic administrator, a tenure track faculty member, a lecturer, and an adjunct. The future of education is open and cheap if not free. I'm interested in OER, MOOCs, and how the the Internet is shaping higher education.
Education: PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University; MA in Communication Liberal Arts Studies from Ball State University; BA in Speech from Southeastern Louisiana University.
The OER movement continues to have a significant impact on students, faculty, and the way teaching is occurring. OER can overcome barriers to students' access to course materials while also reducing the cost of higher education and providing opportunities for faculty to customize materials to their curriculum and to students' needs, potentially increasing student success.