The goal of each Technology & Open Education Summer Institute is to increase teachers’ technology proficiencies and to guide the creation of open educational resources that may be freely used by educators throughout the state (and beyond).  As a concrete take-away of these institutes, participants will begin working with other educators in the state to create standards-based, adaptive, open textbooks that may be used in their schools and anywhere!

Course Details

Course Instructor Royce Kimmons, PhD
Department Curriculum & Instruction
Credit Hours 2
Cost Cost waived for participants
Grading Format Pass/Fail
Course Semester Summer 2014
Suggested Attribution Kimmons, R. (2014). Technology & open education summer institute. University of Idaho Doceo Center Open Courses. Retrieved from http://courses.doceocenter.org/open_education_summer_institute. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.
Final Day to Submit Assignments August 1, 2014


The official course syllabus may be downloaded here:

Course Syllabus


  • Institute #1: June 23 - 25 (Elementary focus)
  • Institute #2: June 30 - July 2 (Secondary focus)
  • Institute #3: July 7 - July 9 (Elementary focus)
  • Institute #4: July 10 - July 12 (Secondary focus)


Only Summer Institute attendees may enroll in courses for credit.  To appy to attend an institute, please read the announcement.

Participants of each summer institute will be automatically enrolled in the course.

PrerequisitesStudents working collaboratively

In order to complete and submit course assignments, you will need a school or personal Google account. If you do not have a Google account, you may create a free account:

Create a free Google Account

Once you have a Google account, you should join the Google+ Open Educators of Idaho community. This is optional, but it will improve your learning experience and ongoing collaborations with other participants.

Join the Google+ Open Educators of Idaho Community

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