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Sunday, May 12 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Open Educational Resources: Past and present

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Have you heard the term OER? Are you curious to know the history of #GoOpen and the changes occurring due to Creative Commons licensing, the 5Rs and participatory technologies? This presentation will cover a brief history of Open Educational Resources, its definition, and relationship to Creative Commons licensing. The United States Department of Education #GoOpen initiative and its OER legacy, with an examination of Open Washington and this state’s commitment to open pedagogy will provide examples of OER within K-12. Both the benefits and challenges of OER will be presented, including the financial and pedagogical. Because contextualizing is an integral principle to OER and open practices, audience members will be asked to further identify benefits and challenges from their perspective as innovative, instructional leaders. By looking to the past and present history and development of K-12 OER, how can educational leaders thoughtfully proceed in this age of participatory technologies and a digital pedagogy?

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Frank McCallum

Principal, Alberta Distance Learning Centre
Frank McCallum is the Associate Principal of Vista Virtual School. He has been involved in distance education in Alberta for the past twenty years, participating in the first Video-Conference Community of Practice, serving on the steering committees of various ATA research endeavors... Read More →
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Dr. Connie Blomgren

Associate Professor, Athabasca University
Dr. Connie Blomgren is an Associate Professor at Athabasca University where she has designed and implemented professional learning modules to further Open Educational Resources and digital pedagogy (i.e. Blended and Online Learning and Teaching). The BOLT blog hosts teacher commentaries... Read More →

Sunday May 12, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
Norquay Room