Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories

February 14–16, 2011 • Washington, D.C. or Online

Free Conference Streaming SessionsJoin us for the ELI 2011 Annual Meeting "Educating in the Open: Philosophies, Innovations, and Stories," where we as a community will explore the theme of openness in Washington, D.C., February 14–16. If you can't attend in person, participate online.

We'll explore the many meanings of "openness": open textbooks, open curriculum, open research, and open resources, as well as openness to new ideas. Today's technologies have transformed the way we interact and engage with the world around us. New devices, services, and effective practices have increased access to information while new policies and philosophies that explore openness have accelerated that change. The growth of social networks and virtual communities has transformed the learning environment into an interactive place to share and build content and community using collaborative systems.

  • What are the opportunities and the challenges associated with educating in the open?
  • How might our learners benefit from becoming producers and consumers in this environment?
  • How can we, as a community of teaching and learning professionals, collaborate more openly?
  • What evidence do we have that the trend toward openness is having the impact we hope for?

Through a highly interactive and engaging program, we'll also examine the value of cross-campus collaboration in the creation of new learning environments and explore strategies to develop campus environments built on engagement, collaboration, authenticity, and co-creation.

General Session Speakers
Eric Mazur
Eric Mazur
Balkanski Professor of Physics
and Applied Physics

and Dean of Applied Physics
Harvard University
2011 Horizon Report
2011 Horizon Report
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and
The New Media Consortium
David Wiley
David Wiley
Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology
and Technology

Brigham Young University
William Patry
William Patry
Senior Copyright Counsel

Featured Speakers

Thomas Angelo, Director, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Centre and Professor of Higher Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Richard Baraniuk, Founder, Connexions Project and Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rice University

Randy Bass, Assistant Provost and Associate Professor, Georgetown University

John Campbell, Associate Vice President of Academic Technologies, Purdue University

Susan Henderson, Director, Florida Distance Learning Consortium

Barbara Means, Director, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International

Diana Rhoten, Co-Founder & Director,

Jade Roth, Vice President, Books & Digital Strategy, Barnes & Noble

Candace Thille, Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University

Participating in the ELI Annual Meeting

We encourage institutional team attendance to the annual meeting to

  • Focus on an upcoming project
  • Stimulate and motivate innovators
  • Build cross-disciplinary collaboration

The ELI Annual Meeting is valuable for

  • CIOs
  • Academic administrators
  • Academic technology staff and directors
  • Teaching and learning center staff and directors
  • Learning technologists and designers
  • Librarians
  • Faculty members