Over 2500 schools are represented in the global OpenStudy community! Both students and educators come together to learn. So why a FacClub? I truly appreciated my years as a faculty at Emory University, especially the rich conversations about education with other faculty and administrators. Both students and faculty benefit from these conversations Many learning initiatives and programs were created in these water-cooler conversations! And so, the idea of a FacClub was born.
The OpenStudy FacClub looks to promote these conversations between the educators on our site. Uniquely, we host global teachers and educators across the spectrum of education, K-16 and beyond. Imagine the conversations and the exchange of ideas, and most importantly, the solutions for learning that could emerge.
We are looking for a few good folks to join the Club!
1. What will Club members do?
The OpenStudy FacClub will be a think tank in the emerging area of open social learning.
Members will in conversations and online gatherings, develop strategies to improve learning outcomes on our site, advise the OpenStudy team on educational issues and promote research efforts to understand learning on the site.
2. How much work is it?
We anticipate two one hour meetings in the beginning to set up the club, select a Chairperson, and develop an agenda. After the initial meetings, we expect monthly or quarterly meetings.
3. Who is eligible?
We invite educators at schools and colleges, administrators working in educational systems, and teachers in training, in graduate teacher training programs, currently employed or retired.
4. How do I apply?
The link to the application form is here. Please fill it out completely. We will need evidence of your status so we will need a school id to confirm that you are indeed an educator and a drivers license.
5. When will this get started?
We plan to launch the club by August 21st.