Open Education 2012 is looking forward to an incredible line up of keynote speakers, representing a broad range of experiences and expertise spanning the full range from formal to informal learning.

Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini is a Fellow with the Cooperation Research Group at the Berkman Center, coordinating the Industrial Cooperation Project. She is an attorney with experience in intellectual property, international development, innovation policy, internet policy, the digital commons, and the impact of technology on cultures. She is a legal advisor of the Brazilian Embassy in Washington in Intellectual Property and Innovation International Negotiations.

Rossini also coordinates the Brazilian Open Educational Resources Project:Challenges and Perspectives funded by the Open Society institute. She holds positions at the Diplo Foundation as a fellow for the Intellectual Property and Internet Governance Program, where she authored and teach an online course on Intellectual Property, and at IQSensato as a Research Associate for the Access to Knowledge and Innovation Program.


John Willinsky

John Willinsky is a Canadian educator, activist, and author. Willinsky is currently on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Education. Until 2007 he was the Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia(UBC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

He is the author of Empire of Words: The Reign of the OEDLearning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End, as well as the more recent titles, Technologies of KnowingIf Only We Knew: Increasing the Public Value of Social Science Research and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship.

He also directs the Public Knowledge Project, which is researching systems that hold promise for improving the scholarly and public quality of academic research.

Gardner Campbell

W. Gardner Campbell is the Director of Professional Development and Innovative Initiatives at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as an Associate Professor of English. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, Gardner was founding Director of the Academy for Teaching and Learning at Baylor University, as well as Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Learning in the Honors College.

Before coming to Baylor, he was Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington, where from 2003-2006 he also served as Assistant Vice-President for Teaching and Learning Technologies. He has been involved in teaching and learning technologies for nearly two decades, including work at the University of San Diego and the University of Richmond.  He is a Fellow of the Frye Leadership Institute (2005), was chair of the Electronic Campus of Virginia from 2006 to 2008, and has served on program committees for both EDUCAUSE and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and as a member of the ELI Advisory Board from 2007-2011 and the Board of Directors of the New Media Consortium from 2009-2012 (Chair, 2011-2012).

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