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Thursday, August 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Welcome Day 2 & Keynote: What We Got Right, and Wrong: A 20 Year Retrospective

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As the field of Open Educational Resources comes of age, the time is ripe to take an honest assessment of what we’ve gotten right, where we’ve failed, and what opportunities have yet to be realized. If we are to honor the ever-expanding potential of the Open Education movement, it is important to look at its historical antecedents within the current context of our educational systems, and with a solid commitment to a future in which equitable and inclusive learning environments contribute to the creation of a more just and humane society.

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Lisa Petrides

Lisa Petrides, Ph.D., is CEO and Founder of the education nonprofit, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME). As a scholar and international open educational resources (OER) expert, she leads research, policy, and practice to support the field of open education, with the goal to make learning and knowledge-sharing participatory, equitable, and open.Her work also includes the development... Read More →

Thursday August 12, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT