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Two-Day Fall Conference sponsored by FaCET and UMKC Online

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The Fall 2017 FaCET Conference, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, will focus on how ePortfolios can be used to support student learning, student engagement and encourage student reflection.

The workshop will focus on the varied uses of ePortfolios for assessment of course objectives, indicators of competency-based learning and determining the achievement of course learning outcomes. ePortfolios have been identified as a “high impact learning experience” for students when they are implemented effectively with student learning as the focus. The conference is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo.

The FaCET workshop will be led by Dr. Cathy Buyarski, Executive Director for Student Success Initiatives and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. This conference is open to anyone at UMKC and interested participants can register online.

UMKC Online will host the Open Education Conference on Sept. 8 at the Kauffman Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Mo. The keynote speaker is Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium.

Are students more or less successful when OER are used? How are faculty viewing teaching and learning with open content? How are institutions making OER part of their everyday practice? Are policy makers taking notice? The conference will explore questions of impact of OER and Open Education en route to situating OER and open education in the context of the evolving world of higher ed. Conference sessions will focus on topics such as open educational resources, quality online teaching tips, online accessibility and more. This conference is open to anyone at UMKC and interested participants can register online.

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