Orientation week here at U-M

Yesterday we attended the School of Information‘s Research Orientation fair at the newly opened North Quad. There were a great number of interesting people who stopped by our poster to share stories about how they’ve used Open.Michigan’s resources as prospective students to check out classes and make decisions about programs to attend. We also heard about how students are using our resources to decide on what classes to take. One student even told us that an out-of-town friend of hers would be “taking” SI 502 with her this semester!

It was a great opportunity to connect with some of the incoming students at U-M, share with them a little bit of what we’re about and hear some great stories about how our resources are being used.  This is something we hope to do a lot more of in the upcoming semesters. Each day we strive to continue to make connections with our community of scholars, researchers and content creators and we welcome opportunities for collaboration. We’re here to help educate, train and positively contribute to the growing culture of Openness at the University of Michigan and across educational institutions across the world.

If you’re reading this and you think we should attend an orientation session, a meeting, or facilitate a workshop, please let us know. We’d be happy to show up in person, give you some presentation materials, or point you to some great resources that will encourage people to think about Open in new ways. Write a comment or send us an email!

And to leave you with a conversation starter, here’s a great robot remix we liked so much we put on our most recent poster:

Remixed by: Jim Younkin < www.flickr.com/photos/jimyounkin/2383652 >

Creative Commons license < creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0>

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