13th Annual Open Education Conference

November 2 – 4, 2016
Richmond, VA

#OpenEd16

The themes for the 13th Annual Open Education Conference are listed below! Thank you to everyone in the #OpenEd16 community for your ideas, contributions, and feedback during the selection of this year’s conference themes. With hundreds of you submitting proposals, #OpenEd16 is sure to be the best Open Education Conference yet!

  • the meaning of open
  • open pedagogy and open educational practices
  • research on the impact of OER, open pedagogy, or open educational practices
  • the ethics of open
  • critiques of OER and open education
  • the economics of open education
  • issues at the intersection of open and assessment
  • tools and technologies supporting open education
  • collaborations in support of open education
  • promoting and evaluating institutional and governmental open policies
  • lessons learned from “less successful” open education initiatives
  • 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
  • models supporting the adoption, use, or sustaining of OER in informal learning
  • models supporting the adoption, use, or sustaining of OER in adult basic education
  • the role of students in advocating for, supporting, or sustaining OER adoption and use
  • 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
  • synergies between open education and open data, open access, open science, and open source
  • open education in developing countries
  • what’s next for OER and open education
  • unanticipated topics (does your topic not fit above? it fits here!)

Photo credit: Adaptation of Richmond, VA Skyline in Lights, Will Fisher, CC BY-SA.

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