Sharing, Gratitude, and Hope
OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017 :: Anaheim, CA
Panel Discussions (50 minutes)
Panel discussions feature a moderator and multiple panelists sharing a range of perspectives on the topic of the panel. These sessions typically include a question and answer portion where audience members can ask questions of the panelists and moderator. A range of presentation media (like slides) or interaction media (like live polls) are typically used to support panel discussions.
Traditional Presentations (25 minutes)
Traditional presentations feature one or more speakers sharing information like research findings or personal experiences and typically include a brief question and answer section. Some presenters structure their Traditional Presentation time as a facilitated conversation with attendees. A range of presentation media (like slides) are typically used to support traditional discussions.
Roundtable Presentations (25 minutes)
Roundtable presentations are intimate conversations around a table. These sessions are facilitated conversations led by the presenter. Printed handouts or laptop demos are typically used to support roundtable presentations. All roundtable presentations are given twice, back to back (as two consecutive 25 minute sessions).
Unconference Time (???)
OpenEd17 will include several hours of “unconference time” that will be organized by conference attendees at the meeting.
The theme of this year’s Open Education Conference is Sharing, Gratitude, and Hope. These values, which are core to the idea of open, animate much of the work in open education. We share because we are grateful for what others have shared with us and we share because we hope to help to others.
Strengthening our commitments to sharing, gratitude, and hope feels more important now than ever before. As our politics and governments become increasingly divisive and dysfunctional, students are among those suffering the consequences. Open educational resources, open pedagogies, and other aspects of open education have critical roles to play in ensuring equitable access to meaningful educational opportunities for everyone. Beyond education, society will benefit greatly as we increase our personal commitments to sharing, gratitude, and hope – our commitments to open – and advocate for these values with colleagues and friends.
Proposals to present at the conference should be submitted under one of the following specific sub-themes:
- Collaborations in Support of Open Education
- Critiques of OER and Open Education
- Increasing Hope through Open Education
- Issues at the Intersection of Open and Analytics
- Issues at the Intersection of Open and Assessment
- Models Supporting the Adoption, Use, or Sustaining of OER in Adult Basic Education
- 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
- Open Education in Developing Countries
- Open Pedagogy and Open Educational Practices
- Promoting and Evaluating Institutional and Governmental Open Policies
- Research on the Impact of OER
- Showing Gratitude through Open Education
- Synergies Between Open Education and Open Data, Open Access, Open Science, and Open Source
- The Economics of Open Education
- The Ethics of Open Education
- The Meaning of Open
- The Politics of Open Education
- 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
- The Role of Students in Advocating for, Supporting, or Sustaining OER Adoption and Use
- Tools and Technologies Supporting Open Education
- Unanticipated Topics
- What’s Next for OER and Open Education