I am Anil Prasad from Kerala, India and eagerly waiting for an engaging discussion on AVI.
I'm simon. I'm an ancient engineer who's wants to see the OERu have an infrastructure that supports 94m learners.
I'm interested to see if the scope of the kind of infrastructure we are using for this meeting can be expanded, by encouraging the engineers who run each county's Education and Research Network to collaborate.
And perhaps even participate in this call.
Hello everyone: I am very happy to be here. I am an Associate Professor at SUNY/Empire State College one of the Anchor Partners. I have been a mentor working with our degree planning and PLA (prior learning assessment program) for 13 years in total (4 in the late 1980's and early 1990's and 9 since 2003). I have a doctorate in adult education and a special interest in self-directed learning so I am here not only as part of an Anchor institution but as an academic with interest and knowledge in the area we are discussing. I am very excited about this seminar and hope I can be of help. All the best to all. Dr. Joyce McKnight, Associate Professor, SUNY Empire State College.
Hello! I also look forward to the discussion. I'm a strong believer in the power of individuals working togetehr toward a common goal. I joined Empire State College in 1982, fascintated by an organization that took the time to help each learner develop an individual program and, in the process, reaching well beyond its rented walls to the community to assist in its mission. As we've grown, we've not always remained true to that vision, but we've come pretty close. I'm proud of our joining OERu as an anchor member and am energized by what is to come.
I am looking forward to being a part of the evolving endeavor for open higher education on a global level. While I may not have been an active partiicipant to date, I have been lurking and liking what has become a very exciting opportunity for lifelong learning for all of us. My time the past few months has been usurped and my attention focused on developing and facilitating a MOOC (massive open online course) with global participation. It has been exciting and a fabulous learning experience all around. I expect OERu to be much the same. I am a mentor and Prior Learning Assessment evaluator with SUNY/Empire State College.