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Keynote [clear filter]
Wednesday, November 6

9:00am MST

KEYNOTE: Andrew Ng
Andrew Ng is co-founder of Coursera, and developed the initial platform for Stanford’s online machine learning and databases classes that started the popularization of MOOCs. He wants to give everyone access to the best professors in the best universities in the world, for free. In his spare time, he runs the Stanford AI Lab, builds large scale brain simulations, and practices sucking at ping pong.


Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am MST

9:45am MST

KEYNOTE: George Siemens
George Siemens is a Professor at the Center for Distance Education and a researcher and strategist with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. He is the author of the Connectivism theory of learning and co-creator of the first MOOC in 2008.

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Professor George Siemens

Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, Athabasca University
George Siemens is an educator and researcher on learning, networks, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am MST
Thursday, November 7

9:00am MST

KEYNOTE: Audrey Watters
Audrey Watters is a journalist, a high school dropout, and a PhD dropout – though she did complete a Master’s degree in Folklore. As a freelancer writing about educational technology, her stories have appeared on NPR/KQED’s MindShift blog, in O’Reilly Radar, on Inside Higher Ed, in The School Library Journal, on ReadWriteWeb, and in the Edutopia blog.

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Audrey Watters

Writer, Hack Education
Writer @hackeducation, 2017-18 Spencer Fellow @columbiajourn, ed-tech's Cassandra, author of The Monsters of Education Technology

Thursday November 7, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am MST

9:45am MST

KEYNOTE: David Kernohan
David Kernohan is a Programme Manager for e-Learning at Jisc. He works on online and open education there, having managed a range of major initiatives including the Open Education Resources programme. He also has an expertise in English Higher Education policy and global HE trends, having previously worked for HEFCE as a policy analyst.


Thursday November 7, 2013 9:45am - 10:10am MST
Friday, November 8

9:00am MST

KEYNOTE: Christine Geith
Christine Geith is assistant provost and executive director of Michigan State University MSUglobal Knowledge and Learning Innovations. She leads the development of new entrepreneurial approaches in higher education using technology, online learning and open models. Recently, she’s worked with faculty to open up critical knowledge to help transform global food systems and agriculture.

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Christine Geith

CEO, eXtension Foundation
How we can help you make a more visible and more measureable local impact!

Friday November 8, 2013 9:00am - 9:40am MST

9:45am MST

KEYNOTE PANEL: Saving Students a Billion Dollars
As we've seen throughout the first ten Open Education conferences, "displacing adoptions" - formal classroom adoptions where open educational resources and open textbooks replace commercial textbooks - can save students significant money and improve learning outcomes. In this lightning panel session, representatives of major OER initiatives will report on the number of students they have impacted with displacing adoptions and the amount of money those students have saved.

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Nicole Allen

Director of Open Education, SPARC
Nicole Allen is the Director of Open Education at SPARC, a global coalition working to make open the default in research and education. A decade and a half ago, Nicole was an undergraduate student frustrated with the cost of textbooks. Today, she is an internationally recognized policy... Read More →
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David Wiley

Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning
I've spent over 20 years creating, clarifying, elaborating, and evangelizing the core ideas of open education to students, faculty, institutions, companies, and governments. I've also worked to place a solid foundation of empirical research beneath these core ideas. Now, my colleagues... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 9:45am - 10:30am MST