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Friday, November 8 • 1:45pm - 2:10pm
Sure we are all 'open' but when do we get to 'share'?

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Since its inception, the open education space has been fragmented by intellectual property differences, a lack of easy-to-use tools, a desire for ownership, and a simple way to brand content. Despite the proliferation of open educational projects, the promise of OER ? the ability to easily remix to innovate ? has not been unlocked. In order to make remixing easy, we must move beyond mere openness to active sharing. New tools and standard formats have been designed to make creating and sharing OER easy.

In this session, our panel will investigate barriers to broader sharing from both faculty and institutional perspectives. We will delve into concerns around commercialization, lack of a central clearinghouse for OER, and OER quality and vetting practices.

We will also take a first look at the new version of the Connexions OER authoring and sharing platform. This new platform, created in partnership with Google, promises to make frictionless remix a reality by combining easy to use authoring tools, state-of-the-art transformation services that automatically generate a myriad of output formats including publisher-quality PDFs and ePubs for use on tablets.

Finally, we will also explore the idea of a "federated OER ecosystem" where individual institutions retain total control over their OER platform, but have the ability to push or pull open content to or from a shared central archive.

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Dave Ernst

CIO, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Dr. David Ernst is graduate faculty, Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Center for Open Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. David is also the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Network, which works to improve... Read More →
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Mark Morvant

Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology, University of Oklahoma
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Daniel Williamson

Managing Director, Connexions, Rice University
As managing director, Daniel guides OpenStax in saving students across the country millions of dollars. He has dedicated the past ten years of his life to developing education startups from conception to culmination, with specialties in open education, content development, ed-tech... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 1:45pm - 2:10pm

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