Professor Sorel Reisman is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium, MERLOT.ORG at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, and Professor of Information Systems at CSU Fullerton. Dr Reisman has been involved with instructional technology throughout his career, having witnessed or participated in one way or another, in important milestone events that characterize today’s renditions of teaching and learning with technology.
Sorel has held senior management positions related to all levels of education and training - at IBM (Canada and US), Toshiba (USA), and EMI (UK). He is a Senior IEEE member, a member of the IEEE Education Society, and 2010 President Elect of the IEEE Computer Society.
Reisman has presented and published 50+ articles on education technology and information systems, including the books “Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century,” and “Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices.” He is an advisory board member of the Adobe Higher Education Advisory Council, and liaison to the international educational digital library consortium, GLOBE. Reisman received his electrical engineering degree, MA, and PhD in Computer Applications in Education, all from the University of Toronto.Abstract
Changes, and Prospects for Change in an Online Teaching and Learning World
Open educational resource initiatives, Creative Commons license practices, and a proliferation of international learning object standards are all converging to provide the potential for new kinds of online teaching and learning assessment methods. But will higher education be prepared to develop new practices to take advantage of these advancements? If past performance is any indication of future trends, the answer is definitely maybe. This presentation will describe some of the elements of this convergence, and explore why our higher education culture may not be prepared to capitalize on these changes.