*Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware, and More*

Register now for this NISO Virtual Conference

*Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19, 11:00am – 5:00pm*.

The 21st-century educational environment demands a certain amount of
rethinking and redesign of classroom support for learning—textbooks,
information resources, and interactive courseware. An emphasis on
cost-containment and accessibility suggests that education will become more
open. This virtual conference will address the complexities of delivering
instructional tools and digital resources in the increasingly open
educational ecosystem. What is a textbook? Can it be engineered into an
online learning environment, with content, study aids, and quizzes
delivered as appropriate to create a personalized student experience? What
is the long-term role of open course ware, as created by the likes of MIT
or Yale? What does a growing interest in open educational resources (OER)
suggest for the various stakeholders? What types of technological support
may be necessary?

*Preliminary Agenda with Confirmed Speaker Participants*

*11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. Introduction*
*Todd Carpenter,** Executive Director, NISO*

*11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m Opening Keynote: Current Status of OER in Higher
Education Confirmed Speaker: Mary Lou Forward, **Executive Director, Open
Education Consortium*

*11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   Lessons & Learnings from the Gates Foundation’s
Investments in Open Education within U.S. Higher Education*
*Confirmed Speaker: Rahim Rajan*, *Senior Program Officer, Gates Foundation*

*12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.   Creating and Assessing OER Materials Confirmed
Speaker: Julie Lang, **OER Coordinator, Teaching and Learning with
Technology, Penn State University*

*12:45pm -1:45pm   Lunch*

*1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.   Delivering Open Access Monographs*
*Confirmed Speaker: Rupert Gatti*, *Founder and Co-Director, Open Book

*2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   Delivering Open Courseware*
*Confirmed Speaker: Dr. David Wiley*, *Founder and Chief Academic Officer,
Lumen Learning*

*2:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m. Open Textbook and Online Learning Materials*

*Speaker TBA*

*3:15pm – 3:30pm Break*

*3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Cooperative Initiatives Confirmed Speaker: Ashley
Miller, **Educational Technologist, Ohio State University*

*4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   Challenges and Barriers to be Addressed Confirmed
Speaker: Melissa Russell, **Director of Content Strategy* and *Mike
Matousek, **Director of Content Initiatives*, *Cengage Learning*

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*4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion *
*Moderated by: Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO*

NISO Virtual Conferences draw upon the expertise of information industry
professionals working in a variety of settings, each supplying to the
discussion a different perspective on the complexities of the modern
information environment. Our 11am start time and two additional breaks
provided during the course of the six-hour event allow registrants to
listen to and benefit from a professionally-developed agenda while still
being within call of daily workplace responsibilities.

*About Registration:* Purchase of a single registration entitles you to
gather an *unlimited* number of staff from your organization/institution in
a class- or conference room setting to view the event on the day of the
live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the
event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the
day’s content.

For details on registration costs and additional information provided by
our speakers, please see the NISO event page


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