E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS)
E-Learning and Instructional Support (ELIS) Address


e-Cornucopia.2011: The Open Digital University
Thursday May 26, 2011
8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Oakland Room in the Oakland Center at Oakland University

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Open Education is a current theory that knowledge should be transparent and accessible to anyone who wants to learn. Technology and the Internet have increased the global community's access to knowledge. The hope is that openness will help create a more democratic and equitable global society, as our information networks dissolve traditional geographic and cultural boundaries. Benefits, however, must be weighed against possible complications. The public nature of this work can lead to privacy and security abuses, global communication might have to contend with local law, and democratic organizations, although they may lack the built-in abuses of hierarchies, can lead to chaos and inefficiency. This conference will examine specific examples about how openness is implemented in higher education and the resulting successes and problems. The three tracks will be about open education, open access (journals), and open source (computer code).

DETAILS:

  • Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided.

  • Participants will be allowed guest access on the campus' wireless internet.

  • If you are unable to attend in person, you may register to attend virtually via Elluminate.

  • Only those attending in person will be eligible for door prizes.

CONTACT:

Nic Bongers (bongers@oakland.edu), Cathy Cheal (cheal@oakland.edu) or Diane Underwood (ddunderw@oakland.edu)