Open Education Spring Speaker Series

The Mason Library-Academic Technology and the KSC Academic Technology Steering Committee are proud to sponsor an exciting series of speakers in the celebration of the international Year of Open 2017.

The campus community is invited to attend the Open Education Speaker Series beginning Thursday, February 9th Thursday, March 2nd with Dr. Robin DeRosa (Professor and Chair Interdisciplinary Studies, Plymouth State University) who will deliver a keynote about public education, student access, affordability and the role each and every one of us at KSC plays to put “public” back in public higher education.

As part of the Year of Open, we have invited faculty practitioners, students, and experts in the area of digital identity to talk about their experiences teaching and learning in a connected world. Please mark your calendar and consider bringing your students to learn more about Open Education. If you need a primer, check out this short video that addresses 3 areas of OpenEd.

Open Education Spring Speaker Series

Andrew Rikard (Davidson College) and Erika Bullock (Georgetown University)
Andrew and Erika share their experiences as students in Open Pedagogy courses and using their own web domain spaces. An example of Andrews experience can be found here.
Trust, Power, and Agency: Student Perspectives on Open Pedagogy
Friday, February 24th 12-1pm
Student Center Atrium
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Dr. Robin DeRosa
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies, PSU
Putting the Public Back in Public Education <Recording>
Rescheduled Thursday, March 2nd 4:00 – 5:30pm
Mabel Brown Room
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Martha Burtis
Director, Digital Knowledge Center and architect of the Domain of One’s Own project, University of Mary Washington
Messy and Chaotic Learning, a Domain of One’s Own <Presentation text>
Friday, March 31st 12:45-2pm 
Science Center 101
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators

Dr. Bonnie Stewart
Educator, writer, and social network researcher in the area of Digital Identity, University of Prince Edward Island
Digital Identity and Leading in the Open
Thursday, April 6th 4-5:30pm
Rhodes Hall S203
Refreshments will be served
Audience: faculty, students, staff and administrators


Mason Library adopts Open Access Policy

Mason Library at Keene State College is committed to providing access to high quality and economically viable scholarly communication through Open Access (OA) resources that meet collection guidelines and curricular needs. Mason Library adds to its collection of online resources carefully vetted OA resources that contribute to the scholarly discourse of the KSC community, and supports OA archiving and publishing for faculty, students, and staff through the KSCommons digital repository (see the KSCommons Collection Development Policy).

Specific policies for OA access:

  • Any previously subscribed to publication that becomes open access will continue to be listed among the library’s journal subscription with an updated access link.
  • Appropriate OA databases and journals will be reviewed by the Collection Development Librarian and listed among the library’s databases on the A-Z Database guide or in the Journal listing. Specifically, factors such as peer review, affiliation, user interface, and support of KSC curriculum will be reviewed.
    The Collection Development Librarian welcomes recommendations about OA resources, which can be sent to

The Open Access Policy can be found on the Mason Library Policies page.