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Northeast Regional OER Summit

OER summit v4

Thursday & Friday May 31 & June 1, 2018 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee is excited to announce the 2nd Northeast Regional OER Summit, a multi-state collaborative event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research. Note the date and keep an eye out for our a final Program, and Registration details.

Keynote Event - May 31 
The Future of Learning Content: A Conversation with Michael Feldstein & Don Kilburn
Moderated by Marilyn Billings, UMass Amherst Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian

The Northeast OER Summit organizing committee is pleased to present a conversation about the future of learning content with Michael Feldstein and Don Kilburn. As innovative thinkers and leaders in both the commercial publishing industry and academia, Michael and Don will bring their years of expertise in instructional design, technology, student success & engagement, and the economics of publishing, to address the risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with OER and the future of learning content.

What does the future hold for faculty members, students, and the institutions who support them? What unique opportunities and risks does OER present? After brief prepared remarks, Marilyn Billings will moderate a conversation between the speakers and audience.

Biographies
Michael Feldstein
Michael has a long and eclectic background in education, from teacher to blended online education program administrator to educational technology product designer to ed tech analyst and consultant. He is a Partner at MindWires Consulting, Co-Publisher of the e-Literate educational technology analysis site, and Co-Producer of e-Literate TV. He has worked in product and program management for Cengage Learning and Oracle Corporation and served as Assistant Director at the SUNY Learning Network.

Don Kilburn
Don is an online learning expert with nearly three decades of experience developing innovative education solutions, he was recently named the chief executive officer of UMassOnline in January of 2018. Before coming to UMassOnline, Kilburn was the former president of Pearson North America. Before becoming president he was the CEO of Pearson Learning Solutions and vice chairman of Pearson Higher Education. Before joining Pearson, Kilburn spent 12 years at Viacom and Simon & Schuster, where he held a number of senior executive positions.

Marilyn Billings
Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian, is the head of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She provides leadership in alternative scholarly communication strategies, including open access, open education and the role of digital repositories in today’s academic environment. She provides oversight of the UMass Amherst institutional repository ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst and provides leadership and inspiration for the campus’ Open Education Initiative established in 2011. Since November, she has held the position of Interim Director of Instructional Innovation at UMass Amherst. Current research interests include the Open Scholarly Commons and how various open initiatives tie into that broader framework. At the national level, she is a member of SPARC’s OER Advisory Committee, the Library Publishing Coalition Board and is an Open Textbook Network presenter.

2018 Conference Schedule

Day 1: Northeast Regional OER Summit - Main Conference 

  • When: Thursday, May 31, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $95 per day or $175 for both days
  • Who Should Attend: People engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators and other campus leaders.
  • Schedule
  • Full Session Descriptions

Day 2: Northeast Regional OER Summit - Day of Action Focused OER Workshops

  • When: Friday, June 1st, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $95 per day or $175 for both days
  • Who Should Attend: People looking for support in achieving the next step in their OER work or initiative.
  • Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for 2018 is now closed.

Registration

You can register via UMass Conference Services here: https://umass.irisregistration.com/Site/OER

Thank you for giving this event your consideration. We hope you can join us. If you have questions, please contact: Sue Tashjian, stashjian@necc.mass.edu or Jody Carson, jcarson@necc.mass.edu

2018 Conference Committee

Bristol Community College

City University of New York

Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium

eCampus Ontario

Granite State College

Holyoke Community College

Housatonic Community College

North Shore Community College

Northern Essex Community College

Passaic County Community College

Springfield Technical Community College

State University of New York

Thomas Edison State University

University of Connecticut

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University System of Maryland

Westfield State University


2017 Conference

2017 Conference Handouts and Presentations are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5yVyCq9_Nq-XzVrNzBBaHZJVkk?usp=sharing

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 13th-14th, 2017 
Northeast Regional OER Summit
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Northeast Regional OER Conference Committee, along with Lumen Learning, is excited to announce the upcoming Northeast Regional OER Summit, a multi-state collaborative event for new and experienced OER advocates offering the opportunity to learn and share effective practices in awareness building, implementation, collaboration, strategy, and research. Dr. David Wiley, Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning, will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Wiley is a prominent and influential thinker in the world of open education and is credited with developing the concept of open pedagogy. His blog Iterating Toward Openness explores OER, open licensing, and student success. Note the date and keep an eye out for our a final Program, and Registration details.

2017 Conference Schedule

Day 1:  OER Leadership Day 

  • When: Tuesday, June 13th, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $140
  • Who Should Attend: Campus leaders involved in defining and driving campus strategy around open education initiatives; space limited. 

Day 2:  Northeast Regional OER Summit - Main Conference

  • When: Wednesday, June 14th, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Cost: $80
  • Who Should Attend: People engaged in higher ed-focused open education initiatives, including faculty, librarians, instructional technologists, administrators and other campus leaders.

Wednesday June 14 Schedule

8:00am-9:00am - Arrival, Registration, Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am - Welcome

9:15am-10:00am - Morning Keynote: Dr. David Wiley, Lumen Learning

10:10-11:00am - 5 concurrent 50 minute sessions 

11:10am-12:00 - 5 concurrent 50 min sessions 

12:00pm-1:15pm - Lunch with Keynote: Marilyn Billings, UMass Amherst

1:20pm-1:50pm - 5 concurrent 30 min sessions

1:55pm-2:20pm - 5 concurrent 25 min sessions

2:25pm-2:50pm 5 concurrent 25 min sessions

2:55pm-3:20pm - 5 concurrent 25 min sessions

3:30pm-4:15pm - End of Day Panel: Current Trends and The Future of OER

Full session descriptions

2017 Conference Committee

Bristol Community College

City University of New York

Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium

eCampus Ontario

Granite State College

Holyoke Community College

Housatonic Community College

Lumen Learning

North Shore Community College

Northern Essex Community College

Passaic County Community College

Springfield Technical Community College

State University of New York

Thomas Edison State University

University of Connecticut

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of New Hampshire

University of Rhode Island

University System of Maryland

Westfield State University