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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Tools and Technologies Supporting Open Education [clear filter]
Thursday, October 12
 

11:00am

Table 19 - Remixing OER into the LMS
We'll discuss a practical approach to discovering OER, combining it with other OER and non-OER and then delivering it to students via the LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Duffin

Joel Duffin

CEO, Atomic Jolt
I'm the CEO of Open Tapestry, a startup focused on helping organizations leverage open education content. Open Tapestry is a platform for online learning that helps you discover, assemble, deploy, and track online learning resources.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 20 - Go Open with Google Apps
Learn about the new G Suite for Education, formerly Google Apps for Education, and how it can be integrated with Open Educational Resources. We will explore the free resources provided by Google and how to harness them for use with OERs in both classroom and professional settings. With uses ranging from collaborative documents to live hangouts, the G Suite provides a number of efficient, effective, and free tools to allow students to interact locally or remotely, synchronously or asynchronously.

Speakers
avatar for Edie Erickson

Edie Erickson

Instructional Designer, Bay College
Edie Erickson is an instructional designer at Bay de Noc Community College in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is the recipient of the 2016 MACUL Technology Using Teacher of the Year Award for her work in K-12 education and is also an instructor for Michigan State University where... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 21 - A Pressbooks Vision for Open Textbooks
Pressbooks is an open source book publishing platform, used by a growing number of Open Textbook projects.



In this talk, Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbooks, will talk about why Open Textbooks offer such exciting technical possibilities for Pressbooks. He'll give an overview of the Pressbooks development roadmap, with a focus on Open Textbooks-specific features.



At Pressbooks, our primary objective is to build new features and improvements to meet the needs of the open textbook publishing community, and our roadmap is evolving accordingly.



In this talk, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will talk about Š—“Pressbooks as a platformŠ—, with thoughts about a long-term technical vision for Open Textbook infrastructure, including:



1. Finding and Š—“cloningŠ— openly licensed Pressbooks books

2. APIs and Š—“service layersŠ—

2. Version control and feedback to original authors

3. Accessibility

5. Improving the web book interface

Speakers
HM

Hugh McGuire

Rebus Foundation


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 22 - Tradeoffs when aiming for multi-platform output targets
Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics have designed a middle school math curriculum, and build a custom content management system and authoring environment. The system allows for a number of output formats, including print-ready PDF, HTML, and Common Cartridge for learning management systems.



The goal in creating the system was to be able to deliver OER to districts regardless of their technology readiness. Districts who need print can get print and districts who want a digital format have several to choose from.



While this approach has been successful, there are clearly tradeoffs that have implications to the broader OER community. For one, developing a content management system (or even adapting an existing one) is a resource-intensive project. And perhaps more importantly, this multi-platform approach can muddy the capability of downstream users to revise and remix the content.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 23 - Current developments of the OER World Map Project
We recently described the OER World Map as a Š—“project in its adolescenceŠ— [1], meaning that after two years of development it has reached a state, in which it starts to provide user value without having achieve full maturity yet.



One indicator of the growing acceptance of the platform is the increasing number of cooperations with other initiatives. The presentation will provide an update on several activities, which we will drive forward in 2017:



1) OERInfo: Germany started its first major OER program [2] at the end of 2016. As part of program, OER World Map participates in the generation of the Š—“Informationsstelle OERŠ—, a central information website on OER. One outcome will be a Š—“Country Map InterfaceŠ—, which shifts the focus of the platform to the national community. After successful implementation, we will provide this functionality for other countries as well.



2) Lighthouses: In preparation to UNESCO`s second OER World Congress we are planning to implement a Š—“lighthouse functionŠ— [3], which will allow users to like initiatives, which have proven to provide sustainable value. By doing so it will be possible to identify good practise examples, which can serve as role models for countries or institutions new to OER.



3) Cooperation with OEC: One of our current projects partnering the Open Education Consortium is to use the OER World Map as a tool to support ongoing OEC activity like the Year of Open, a CCCOER members map and Open Education Week. During the course of the project, automatic data import as well as the display of World Map elements in OEC websites will be refined and extended.



The presentation will also give an overview of the roadmap of its way to Š—“grow upŠ— in the near future!



[1] http://www.slideshare.net/JanNeumann4/oer-world-map-adolescence-of-a-community-platform

[2] https://oerworldmap.org/resource/urn:uuid:3f11cdbd-a74a-4aa4-83b3-b4148bfdbe82

[3] https://github.com/hbz/oerworldmap/issues/1128

Speakers
JN

Jan Neumann

Head of Legal Affairs & Organization, North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz)


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 19 - Remixing OER into the LMS
We'll discuss a practical approach to discovering OER, combining it with other OER and non-OER and then delivering it to students via the LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Duffin

Joel Duffin

CEO, Atomic Jolt
I'm the CEO of Open Tapestry, a startup focused on helping organizations leverage open education content. Open Tapestry is a platform for online learning that helps you discover, assemble, deploy, and track online learning resources.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 20 - Go Open with Google Apps
Learn about the new G Suite for Education, formerly Google Apps for Education, and how it can be integrated with Open Educational Resources. We will explore the free resources provided by Google and how to harness them for use with OERs in both classroom and professional settings. With uses ranging from collaborative documents to live hangouts, the G Suite provides a number of efficient, effective, and free tools to allow students to interact locally or remotely, synchronously or asynchronously.

Speakers
avatar for Edie Erickson

Edie Erickson

Instructional Designer, Bay College
Edie Erickson is an instructional designer at Bay de Noc Community College in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is the recipient of the 2016 MACUL Technology Using Teacher of the Year Award for her work in K-12 education and is also an instructor for Michigan State University where... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 21 - A Pressbooks Vision for Open Textbooks
Pressbooks is an open source book publishing platform, used by a growing number of Open Textbook projects.



In this talk, Hugh McGuire, founder of Pressbooks, will talk about why Open Textbooks offer such exciting technical possibilities for Pressbooks. He'll give an overview of the Pressbooks development roadmap, with a focus on Open Textbooks-specific features.



At Pressbooks, our primary objective is to build new features and improvements to meet the needs of the open textbook publishing community, and our roadmap is evolving accordingly.



In this talk, Pressbooks founder Hugh McGuire will talk about Š—“Pressbooks as a platformŠ—, with thoughts about a long-term technical vision for Open Textbook infrastructure, including:



1. Finding and Š—“cloningŠ— openly licensed Pressbooks books

2. APIs and Š—“service layersŠ—

2. Version control and feedback to original authors

3. Accessibility

5. Improving the web book interface

Speakers
HM

Hugh McGuire

Rebus Foundation


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 22 - Tradeoffs when aiming for multi-platform output targets
Open Up Resources and Illustrative Mathematics have designed a middle school math curriculum, and build a custom content management system and authoring environment. The system allows for a number of output formats, including print-ready PDF, HTML, and Common Cartridge for learning management systems.



The goal in creating the system was to be able to deliver OER to districts regardless of their technology readiness. Districts who need print can get print and districts who want a digital format have several to choose from.



While this approach has been successful, there are clearly tradeoffs that have implications to the broader OER community. For one, developing a content management system (or even adapting an existing one) is a resource-intensive project. And perhaps more importantly, this multi-platform approach can muddy the capability of downstream users to revise and remix the content.

Speakers

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 23 - Current developments of the OER World Map Project
We recently described the OER World Map as a Š—“project in its adolescenceŠ— [1], meaning that after two years of development it has reached a state, in which it starts to provide user value without having achieve full maturity yet.



One indicator of the growing acceptance of the platform is the increasing number of cooperations with other initiatives. The presentation will provide an update on several activities, which we will drive forward in 2017:



1) OERInfo: Germany started its first major OER program [2] at the end of 2016. As part of program, OER World Map participates in the generation of the Š—“Informationsstelle OERŠ—, a central information website on OER. One outcome will be a Š—“Country Map InterfaceŠ—, which shifts the focus of the platform to the national community. After successful implementation, we will provide this functionality for other countries as well.



2) Lighthouses: In preparation to UNESCO`s second OER World Congress we are planning to implement a Š—“lighthouse functionŠ— [3], which will allow users to like initiatives, which have proven to provide sustainable value. By doing so it will be possible to identify good practise examples, which can serve as role models for countries or institutions new to OER.



3) Cooperation with OEC: One of our current projects partnering the Open Education Consortium is to use the OER World Map as a tool to support ongoing OEC activity like the Year of Open, a CCCOER members map and Open Education Week. During the course of the project, automatic data import as well as the display of World Map elements in OEC websites will be refined and extended.



The presentation will also give an overview of the roadmap of its way to Š—“grow upŠ— in the near future!



[1] http://www.slideshare.net/JanNeumann4/oer-world-map-adolescence-of-a-community-platform

[2] https://oerworldmap.org/resource/urn:uuid:3f11cdbd-a74a-4aa4-83b3-b4148bfdbe82

[3] https://github.com/hbz/oerworldmap/issues/1128

Speakers
JN

Jan Neumann

Head of Legal Affairs & Organization, North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz)


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom