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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