9:00am to 9:30am
Registration and light breakfast
9:30am to 11:00am
This talk is gratis and open to the public. No need to register if you plan to only attend this talk. Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has...
11:00am to 11:15am
11:15am to 12:45pm
OpenEdX is the open source platform that powers EdX, an open online course provider that’s reached millions of students across the globe. Over two hundred institutions, from universities to governments to companies, have used the open edx platform to power their online education efforts. This community of teachers, learners and technologists have used the platform to create exciting new pedagogical tools that can be shared across courses, disciplines and continents. In this session, which...
Educators in NYC explore interactive ways to teach web literacy with Mozilla Learning Network In this workshop, we'll test out a strategy for rapid, collaborative creation of open educational resources and learning experiences. We'll start by sharing a brief history about Mozilla's work in open source education projects (MakerParty, Mozilla Clubs, Science Lab Study Groups, Curriculum Workshops, and Sprints), how they were developed and how they can be adapted. Then we will launch into a...
With the end of the NCLBA era of top-down school reform, it is time to contemplate more effective approaches to school improvement that can harness the innate innovative capacity of teachers in order to better meet the personal learning aspirations of students. This session will describe a systems approach to designing Open Education School Systems based on three, interconnected principles: Open Opportunity: Open Education Resources (OER) offer students the ability to access an expanded...
12:45pm to 1:45pm
Want to continue the discussion further? Sign up at the registration desk for a guided discussion during lunch with summit volunteers!
1:45pm to 3:15pm
This session will explore the OpenEd.com system of free assessments and how those assessments are made open through the use of the LTI protocol to LMS's such as Canvas, Moodle, Schoology etc. In addition, discussions and recommendations for more open tools and authoring formats will be discussed. OpenEd resources are able to be matched to questions using the public Holistic Framework Skills and Statements published by ACT on Github which will be explored as well. This leads to greater resource...
Presented by Richard C. Larson and M. Elizabeth Murray Be a high school math or science student in our session! That's how we start, in introducing MIT BLOSSOMS, an 8-year-old OER program to help create critical thinking skills among high school STEM students. BLOSSOMS = Blended Learning Open Sources Science Or Math Studies. BLOSSOMS is both domestic and international, with ten country partners and multiple languages. The typical BLOSSOMS lesson has four to six short video segments, each...
Discussion: Mr. Hall will begin with a discussion of "languages through time" and how specific purpose languages (LISP, PROLOG, FORTRAN, COBOL) guided the evolution of programming. He will then explain why bash (the Bourne Again Shell) is the best language for Unix and Linux novices, with command interpreters in general being a "first language". Complementing Mr. Hall's presentation, Don Davis will provide a brief (10 minute) theoretical and research justification for bash as the first...
3:15pm to 3:30pm
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. In this role, Andrew has focused his work on supporting PK-12 school districts and state leaders connect with teaching, learning and research resources in the public domain that are openly licensed. Previously, Andrew served as the Director of Technology for Grafton Public Schools and a blogger for Edutopia. He previously served as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington High School...
4:30pm to 5:00pm