Upcoming Virtual Conference: Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware and More

Logo for open educational resourcesWant to learn more about how open practices and openly licensed content are changing higher education? During this virtual conference, a series of speakers will discuss topics related to open educational resources and the delivery of open content.

Attend in person on Wednesday, April 19:  Atlanta Library North Classroom 1:  11:00am-5:00pm

Drop in anytime or stay for the entire webinar. Descriptions for each session are available here.

11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. – IntroductionTodd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

11:10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Opening Keynote: Open to Change: Situating OER in Global Higher Ed–Mary Lou Forward, Executive Director, Open Education Consortium

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  Lessons & Learnings from the Gates Foundation’s Investments in Open Education within US Higher Education–Rahim Rajan, Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Creating and Assessing OER Materials–Julie Lang, OER Coordinator, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University

1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  Delivering Open Access Monographs–Rupert Gatti, Founder and Co-Director, Open Book Publishers

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Delivering Open Courseware–Dr. David Wiley, Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Content Camp: A Collaborative Assessment Model from Ohio State–Ashley Miller, Educational Technologist, Ohio State University

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Challenges and Barriers to be Addressed–Melissa Russell, Director of Content Strategy, and Mike Matousek, Director of Content InitiativesCengage Learning

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion

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About Denise Dimsdale

Denise Dimsdale is an Assistant Professor and the Education Librarian at Georgia State University. Her research interests include the evolving role of open and affordable course content in higher education. She holds an MMU from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Valdosta State University.
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