October 19th @ 12pm -1pm Central Daylight Time

Free for NMC Members
General: $125

Openness — which includes concepts such as open content, open data, and open resources, along with notions of transparency and easy access to data and information — is becoming highly valued across education. In this online event, four Higher Ed thought leaders will share insights behind their innovative approach to openness. The program will also focus on working towards a common vision that defines “open” not just in economic terms, but in making available educational materials that are freely copiable, freely remixable, and free of barriers to access, sharing, and educational use.
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Meet the Panelists:

Erin Maney (Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence)
As a Senior Instructional Designer and Project Manager for the COTE Community of Practice with Open SUNY, Erin develops and facilitates training around online teaching and learning, and helps orchestrate collaboration and networking across the SUNY system. Erin has nearly 20 years experience designing and facilitating face-to-face, blended and online professional training programs in K-12, community college, and university settings.
Ina Blümel (TIBHannover)
Ina Blümel is acting professor for open science at Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts and researcher at the Open Science Lab of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). She co-facilitates collaborative open book projects as well as the European community on Linked Open Data for research information and has been working on several digital library projects for automatic indexing and provision of research items like non-textual materials. A current project on open access images integrates this research field with the infrastructure of Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Ina initiated the Open Science in higher education initiative at Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0 and introduces her students interact with the information science community at an early stage. She is mentor at the Wikimedia DE / Open Science Fellows Program.
Amee Godwin (ISKME)
Amee Evans Godwin brings two decades of experience in applied research and development of interactive applications focused on learning and collaboration. As the founding Program Director of ISKME's digital library, OER Commons, she advises on the development and implementation of new applications and programs that support processes in cross-disciplinary teaching and learning and knowledge sharing. In addition to building relationships and partnerships for ISKME's OER Commons initiatives and other projects, she manages grantwriting and business development efforts. A former arts educator, she has worked as an interactive media consultant and video artist at Interval Research, and creative director at web companies and for theatrical productions. Amee earned a Masters Degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, and B.A. from the Center for Media Study at University of Buffalo, NY., a major in media and art, and minor in physics.
Gerry Hanley (California State University, Long Beach)
At the CSU, Gerry oversees the management and implementation of systemwide academic technology initiatives including digital library services, course redesign with technology, affordable learning solutions, accessible technology, and Cal State Online, serving CSU’s 23 campuses with over 25,000 faculty and 475,000 students. At MERLOT (www.merlot.org), he directs the development and sustainability of an international consortium and technology strategy to provide open educational services to improve teaching and learning. He is also the Director of SkillsCommons (www.skillscommons.org), the US Department of Labor’s open repository and support services for workforce development and the Director of the CSU, Long Beach Center for Usability in Design and Accessibility. Gerry’s previous positions include professor of psychology, Director of the Center for Faculty Development and Director of Strategy Planning at CSU Long Beach.
Kim Scalzo (Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence)
Kim Scalzo is the Executive Director of Open SUNY, SUNY’s online learning initiative at the System level. Open SUNY includes a set of supports and initiatives for students, faculty, and campuses designed to help ensure quality and success in online learning. Kim is responsible for strategic leadership of Open SUNY, ensuring quality and excellence in the Open SUNY operations, managing relationships with SUNY campuses, and aligning Open SUNY services and supports with the system priorities of improving Access to a SUNY education, increasing the number of students who Complete SUNY programs, and ensuring that SUNY programs prepare students for Success in their lives and careers. She has 25 years of experience in higher education with a focus on continuing education and online learning. Her previous positions include Director of the SUNY Center for Professional Development and Director of Academic Outreach Programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 

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