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

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Thursday, October 12

11:00am PDT

Building Faculty Communities of Practice through Community Hubs
Sharing is a key attribute of Open Education practice. Instructors who have chosen to adopt open textbooks for their college courses understand the value of sharing and sought a venue for offering the valuable resources they created to support their teaching.

To support this need and to further the creation of OER, Rice University's OpenStax and ISKME's OER Commons partnered to provide an online community hub where instructors can freely share and modify syllabuses, homework, study guides, and other open-copyright course materials that are made specifically for each of the free textbooks in OpenStax's growing catalog.

This community hub brings educators together in a new way, emphasizing their communities of practice though collaborative working groups. Educators are encouraged to share, discuss, and curate OER using this community hub, creating a dynamic environment for open education practice.

The OpenStax community hub on OER Commons launched in Fall 2016. Since that launch OpenStax and ISKME have partnered on several well attended webinars and continue to see the interest and engagement in the hub grow.

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Nicole Finkbeiner

Associate Director, Institutional Relations, OpenStax, Rice University
Nicole is the Associate Director of Institutional Relations, focused on developing and managing the relationships with faculty adopters and administrators. A graduate of Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University and Michigan State University, she worked in college relations... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:55am PDT
Friday, October 13

3:30pm PDT

Intersection of Open, Affordability, & Technology
In a recent lit review of over 300 articles published between 2011-2017 focusing on identifying challenges and promises with OER, it was found that a majority of the current research centers on survey data and student and instructor perceptions. The key topics covered were around awareness and discovery, determining quality, utilization, cost and delivery.  This panel discussion will focus on these key topics and the realities of OER from 3 unique perspectives: a curated content and adaptive technology provider, an open education content provider, and an instructor who has realized the benefits and challenges of both.

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Phil Hill

Co-publisher, MindWires, LLC
Phil Hill (@PhilOnEdTech) is Co-Publisher of the e-Literate blog, Co-Producer of e-Literate TV, and Partner at MindWires Consulting. As a market analyst, Phil has analyzed the growth of technology-enabled change for educational institutions, uncovering and describing the major... Read More →


Caroline Croley

Director, Strategy & Insights, McGraw-Hill Education
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Ellen Genovesi

Associate Professor of Biology, Mercer County Community College
Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Academic Integrity Committee, Mercer County Community College

Anthony Palmiotto

Editorial Director, OpenStax

Scott Virkler

SVP Products and Markets, McGraw-Hill
SVP McGraw-Hill Education

Friday October 13, 2017 3:30pm - 4:25pm PDT

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  • Collaborations in Support of Open Education
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  • General
  • Increasing Hope through Open Education
  • Issues at the Intersection of Open and Analytics
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  • Keynote
  • Models Supporting the Adoption Use or Sustaining of OER in Adult Basic Education
  • Models Supporting the Adoption Use or Sustaining of OER in Higher Education
  • Models Supporting the Adoption Use or Sustaining of OER in K-12 Education
  • Open Education in Developing Countries
  • Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Practices
  • Promoting and Evaluating Institutional and Governmental Open Policies
  • Research on the Impact of OER
  • Showing Gratitude through Open Education
  • Synergies Between Open Education and Open Data Open Access Open Science and Open Source
  • The Economics of Open Education
  • The Ethics of Open Education
  • The Meaning of Open
  • The Politics of Open Education
  • The Role of Faculty in Advocating for Supporting or Sustaining OER Adoption and Use
  • The Role of Instructional Designers in Advocating for Supporting or Sustaining OER Adoption and Use
  • The Role of Librarians in Advocating for Supporting or Sustaining OER Adoption and Use
  • The Role of Students in Advocating for Supporting or Sustaining OER Adoption and Use
  • Tools and Technologies Supporting Open Education
  • Unanticipated Topics
  • What's Next for OER and Open Education