Charlie Edwards, OpenLab Co-Director & commons In A Box Associate Project director; Jill Belli, OpenLab Co-Director & Associate Professor of English; Jenna Spevack, OpenLab Co-Director & Professor of Communication Design; Jody Rosen, OpenLab Co-Director & Associate Professor of English, All from New York City College of Technology; Tom Harbison, Instructional Designer, E-Learning Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Fall 2018 saw the release of Commons In A Box OpenLab, free open-source software that enables anyone to launch a commons for open learning. Created by the Graduate Center’s Commons In A Box project in partnership with City Tech’s OpenLab, it is already being piloted at BMCC. Our session will demonstrate its key features and how they can be used to foster student engagement and active learning, then engage participants in discussing the benefits and challenges of openness in education. We hope to inspire other cross-campus collaborations that work to share and sustain innovations in open learning.