Ariana Santiago, open educational resources coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, has been selected as a fellow in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program. The program is designed to empower library professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful open education initiatives that benefit students. Santiago is one of 24 fellows chosen from a competitive pool for the program’s 2018 – 2019 cohort.
The SPARC Open Education Leadership Program spans two semesters, beginning with an intensive online course in the fall to build comprehensive open education subject matter expertise. In the spring, Santiago will work with a mentor to implement a capstone project that will help advance open education at UH.
“My goal for participating in the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program is to become a more effective advocate for open education, so that my work can have a greater impact for UH students,” Santiago said. “I am particularly interested in the connections between open educational resources and open pedagogy, and hope to explore this topic in my capstone project.”