Events – Lyryx https://lyryx.com/wordpress Advancing Learning Tue, 14 Aug 2018 20:05:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 TEACHONLINE.CA Discusses Lyryx in: Open Educational Resources (OER) Applications from Around the World https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2018/02/09/teachonline-ca-discusses-lyryx-open-educational-resources-oer-applications-around-world/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:45:00 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1429 Calgary, AB (February 9, 2018) In a series of insightful descriptions, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Rory McGreal highlights the expanding and diverse applications of OER in post-secondary institutions around the world. The thirteen examples provide insights into multiple facets of OER development, use and impact: Use of OER for teaching and learning;…

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Calgary, AB (February 9, 2018) In a series of insightful descriptions, Contact North | Contact Nord Research Associate Rory McGreal highlights the expanding and diverse applications of OER in post-secondary institutions around the world.

The thirteen examples provide insights into multiple facets of OER development, use and impact:

  • Use of OER for teaching and learning;
  • Integration of OER into programs and courses;
  • Development of OER by individual faculty, as well as teams;
  • Adaption of OER to match culture, language, and course content requirements;
  • Strategies to involve faculty in the development and use of OER;
  • Benefits of OER for student learning and faculty effectiveness; and
  • Organizational change resulting from the integration of OER.

The descriptions outline the organizational contexts that motivated the introduction of OER into teaching and learning, as well as details of the policies, practices, development processes, and resources involved. Benefits and challenges for faculty, students and, in some examples, institutions receive particular attention, followed by consideration of the potential of OER in each academic situation.

Contacts are provided for each description and links to further information.

Click on the links below to read the descriptions.

Original Article: https://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/open-education-resources-oer-applications-around-world/taxonomy-term

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Lyryx Exhibits and Presents at JMM 2018 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2018/02/05/lyryx-exhibits-presents-jmm-2018/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:14:46 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1422 San Diego, CA (January 10-13, 2018) The New Year gave way to Lyryx exhibiting and presenting at the Joint Mathematics Meetings – the largest mathematics meeting in the world! Amidst more than 6,000 mathematicians, Lyryx spread the word about open educational resources (OER), namely open texts in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Introductory Statistics. Attendees were…

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San Diego, CA (January 10-13, 2018) The New Year gave way to Lyryx exhibiting and presenting at the Joint Mathematics Meetings – the largest mathematics meeting in the world!

Amidst more than 6,000 mathematicians, Lyryx spread the word about open educational resources (OER), namely open texts in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Introductory Statistics. Attendees were excited to hear that Lyryx is providing adaptable and accessible open texts and instructor supplements, but also a uniquely affordable online homework system to aid in student learning.

President and Founder, Claude Laflamme, was also on site to present “A Sustainable Model for OER” in the MAA Session on the Advancement of Open Educational Resources. This is part of efforts at Lyryx to promote OER in a sustainable and affordable manner, taking into account not only the costs and benefits to students, but also those of instructors and institutions interested in supporting OER.  There was plenty of interest from participants, in particular on how Lyryx continues to develop OER while producing accessible, affordable and pedagogically sound online homework.

Lyryx looks forward to attending JMM 2019, but for now, everyone is busy following up with all the mathematics instructors interested in exploring Lyryx with Open Texts.

 

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Lyryx Attends 43rd AMATYC Annual Conference https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/11/15/lyryx-attends-43rd-amatyc-annual-conference/ Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:22:06 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1249 San Diego, CA (November 9-12, 2017) Last week, Lyryx headed south for the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Annual Conference. Mathematics educators from all over the US (and some Canadians!) attended to “Have a Prime Time” and learn more about developments in the instruction of mathematics. For Lyryx, it was an opportunity to…

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San Diego, CA (November 9-12, 2017) Last week, Lyryx headed south for the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges Annual Conference. Mathematics educators from all over the US (and some Canadians!) attended to “Have a Prime Time” and learn more about developments in the instruction of mathematics.

For Lyryx, it was an opportunity to meet with a plethora of instructors seeking adaptable, accessible and affordable resources for their courses. There were a lot of (happily) surprised faces, when visitors to our booth learned of the open (free) textbooks Lyryx develops and posts on their website. Eyes and smiles grew even larger when we told them about the freely available in LaTeX files and that online formative assessment (homework) is uniquely affordable for students at $0-$39.95!

We are very grateful to the AMATYC for organizing such an expansive conference and we look forward to attending again next year.

 

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Lyryx Exhibits at MAA MathFest 2017 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/2017/08/04/lyryx-exhibits-at-maa-mathfest-2017/ Fri, 04 Aug 2017 21:50:57 +0000 https://lyryx.com/wordpress/?p=1113 Chicago, Illinois (July 26-29, 2017) Lyryx was pleased to be an exhibitor at this year’s Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest (https://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest-2017). Joining thousands of mathematicians in pursuit of the MAA’s mission to “advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world;” Lyryx exhibited their combination of free open texts and affordable high quality…

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Chicago, Illinois (July 26-29, 2017) Lyryx was pleased to be an exhibitor at this year’s Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest (https://www.maa.org/meetings/mathfest-2017). Joining thousands of mathematicians in pursuit of the MAA’s mission to “advance the understanding of mathematics and its impact on our world;” Lyryx exhibited their combination of free open texts and affordable high quality online assessment for Calculus and Linear Algebra, otherwise known as Lyryx with Open Texts (LOTs).

Lyryx President and Professor of Mathematics, Claude Laflamme, was invited to speak in the session regarding online assessment. His extensive experience with both developing and using online assessment was of great value to those seeking more information about resources available and their effectiveness.

A wonderful spirit of comradery, both among neighboring exhibitors and attendees, was a highlight of the event. In addition, LOTs for Calculus and Linear Algebra generated significant interest from many attendees and the Lyryx team is excited to follow up with interested parties the coming weeks!

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