The TAM Network tries to schedule informative webinars on experiences with teaching the Open Standards in academic settings. Please see below for more information on some of our previous webinars.


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Arlyne Johnson shares the details and lessons learned from her Conservation Planning course at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a core requirement of the Professional Master’s Program in Environmental Conservation, Arlyne’s 8-week course helps form the backbone of a blended curriculum that is designed to train conservation leaders in practical interdisciplinary skills through campus learning and remote experiences. Watch this recording to learn more! Also, you can download Arlyne’s course materials here: Detailed Class Schedule, Course Syllabus




Innovative Online Formats for Academic Courses in the OS

Dr. Heather Eves with Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins shares her experiences and lessons from using a new model for teaching the Open Standards. This model involves devoting nearly half the course to learning the steps of the Open Standards in the context of a case study on horseshoe crabs to provide a roadmap of the process and to allow students to focus on process rather than content. In the latter half of the course, student teams apply the Open Standards a second time to a real-world conservation project for added practice and experience. Heather feels this model has been very effective in meeting learning objectives. Watch this recording to learn more!

Download the summary report of Heather’s talk here: Eves Report for Teaching OS and Miradi with HSC Case Study 20150630.


Stay tuned for more webinars to come in the future.