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Jody Carson

Jody Carson, M.Ed. is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.  She also works as an Instructional Coach in the Center for Instructional Technology, supporting faculty in course design and technology use in the classroom and online.  Jody teaches a variety of early childhood courses in traditional face to face, blended and online formats, as well as several accelerated courses.  For the past four years, Jody has supported NECC’s Textbook Taskforce, through a number of textbook savings initiatives.  As a co-chair of the Task Force beginning in the Fall of 2013, Jody worked with her colleague Sue Tashjian and others around the college on an Open Educational Resources initiative, encouraging faculty to trade in their expensive textbooks for high quality, free, open educational resources.  The initiative has been highly successful, leading to a cumulative savings of over $650,000 in the last three years.  Jody and Sue are also now leading a statewide OER initiative, called the Massachusetts Community Colleges Go Open Project. 

Lance Eaton

Lance Eaton is the Instructional Designer at Regis College and also is a part-time faculty member at several colleges in the Greater Boston area.  He has advance degrees in American Studies, Public Administration, and Instructional Design and is currently pursuing a doctorate's in Higher Education at University of Massachusetts, Boston.  Over the past five years, he has worked on and presented on topics such as hybrid flexible pedagogy, digital service learning, universal design in online learning, Web 2.0 for teaching and learning, and open educational resources.  More about his work and background can be found at  He can also be reached at @leaton01.

Donna G. Maturi

Coordinator of Library Services at Middlesex Community College, Lowell campus and  co-representative to the Massachusetts CC OER Statewide Council. Prior to MCC, I served as Head of Reference Services of the Peabody Institute Library, Danvers and as a Reference/Instruction Librarian at Merrimack College where I established the college’s institutional repository, Merrimack ScholarWorks.

I hold a J. D. from Suffolk University, an MLS from Simmons College and am a retired member of the Massachusetts Bar. My interests include copyright and scholarly communications, open access publishing, themes of social justice and equity in education and the OER movement especially as it may benefit community college populations.

Peter Shea

Peter Shea is an instructional designer who current serves as the director of the Office of Professional Development at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts. He has worked as a college instructor, an editor, a webmaster, and writer. He has a particularly interest in the use of educational simulations and serious games in higher education, especially in the context of Open Educational Resources.

Peter is also currently a board member for NEFDC, the New England Faculty Development Consortium and member of the planning group for the Serious Play conference.














Andrea Milligan

Andrea Milligan is currently the Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at North Shore Community College, where she has worked for over six years. Prior to coming to North Shore Community College, Andrea was the Director of Academic Technology at Framingham State University, where she worked for over twelve years. Through her most recent roles, Andrea has over fifteen years of practical and theoretical experience in promoting and facilitating the use of technology as an integral part of the total academic experience; helping faculty in the design and development of hybrid and online courses; providing professional development opportunities to faculty in using technology effectively in the teaching and learning environment; and assisting and supporting faculty and students in the use of academic technology tools. At North Shore Community College, she is a member of the Open Textbook Initiative Team and has been working with faculty to explore and implement open and affordable textbook solutions into their courses. She is also actively involved in the MA Community College Go Open Initiative.


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