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Connect and Communicate Presents – Five Revolutions for Advancing Cultures of Openness in Higher Education: Looking Beyond 2022

July 5, 2022

Presented by Steven Bell

July 14, 2022 at 11:30 am EST

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This presentation introduces attendees to the Five Revolutions of Higher Education. It is less about predictions than surfacing societal trends that are already impacting and will continue to reshape how and to whom higher education is delivered. The five revolutions are:   

* Demographic Revolution  

* Socio-Cultural Revolution  

* Economic Revolution  

* Technological Revolution  

* Learning Revolution  

In 2020 we experienced a new and sixth revolution – the global COVID pandemic. We will reflect on how these revolutions are altering the higher education landscape, but more importantly, how, in 2022 and beyond they will support or detract from the efforts of academic librarians to create cultures of openness at their institutions.  

Whether it is leading the way for open access journal publishing, supporting instructors to flip their courses to open educational resources or adopting open pedagogical methods, the open movement in higher education is a critical component of academic librarianship’s mission and significant contributor to its sustainability. Using these revolutions as a perceptive lens, Steven will encourage attendees to engage with academic openness and support its advancement in higher education. 

Steven J. Bell, Ed.D., is the associate university librarian for research and instructional services at Temple University.  He writes and speaks about academic librarianship and higher education, change readiness, educational technology, open education, design thinking and user experience.  He currently teaches design thinking and open education courses to MLIS students at the San Jose State University iSchool.  He authored two columns for Library Journal, “From the Bell Tower” and “Leading From the Library” from 2009 to 2019, and currently contributes a monthly blog post on academic library topics to the Charleston Hub.  For additional information about Steven or links to his projects, visit his info page.

As a reminder, the Zoom link will be sent approximately 48 hours before the session. We will mute participants on entry into the Zoom room. Session will be recorded and available on YouTube after the session. We will enable Zoom’s Live Transcription feature during the session.

If you would like to present with C&CS, please contact the C&CS team.

This project is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Support is also provided by the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association.

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