Biological Sciences Prof to feature in ‘Open Education Week’ Celebration

Professor Noutsos with two students in the general instruction science lab

Dr. Christos Noutsos, as assistant professor of biological sciences at SUNY Old Westbury, will be among the presenters when the State University of New York celebrates Open Education Week 2020.

Developed by the state system's Open SUNY collaborative in partnership with the SUNY Faculty Advisory Council on Teaching and Technology, the Open Education Week program will showcase presentations from across SUNY in celebration of Open Education Week, March 2-6, 2020. All presentations will be conducted online.

Noutsos will present “Metaliteracy: Wikipedia and Open Pedagogy” on Friday, March 6, at 12 p.m. with Trudi Jacobson of the University of Albany and Helaine Blumenthal of Wiki Edu. Together they will discuss the use of Wikipedia editing and writing as an effective open pedagogical resource that supports metaliteracy and the acquisition of subject knowledge.  Those interested in watching can access the presentation online.

Founded in 2013 by the Open Education Global (previously Open Education Consortium), the goal of Open Education Week is to raise awareness and showcase the impact of open education on teaching and learning worldwide. “Open” education is the concept and process that combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs.