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Places still available for free Open Education Summit

There are still a few tickets available for the free Open Education Summit being organized by the Office of Open Learning, Lambton and St. Clair Colleges on May 7 at the St. Clair Centre for the Arts.

The Open Education Summit (#OES2018) has an exciting program of speakers and workshops throughout the day, starting with an energizing session with Rajiv Jhangiani, special advisor to the provost on open education and a psychology professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on serving access, equity, and innovation through open educational practices. Dr. Jhangiani is a well-known open education and equity advocate and author of open textbooks.

The event, which is free for UWindsor staff, faculty, and students, aims to bring together diverse voices from the university and college communities to share ideas, experiences, practices, and resources for open and online education.

Some of the highlights include faculty and students sharing their experiences working with open and online resources and pedagogies, a panel discussion on cracking open education, and workshops on open digital presence, digital badges, and open textbooks. The day will conclude with an interactive closing plenary from Alan Wright, UWindsor vice-provost, teaching and learning, who will draw on his background in education over many decades to reflect on the open movement and what it can mean for educators.

“The Open Education Summit will provide a range of opportunities for people interested in open, online, and technology-enabled learning to explore with their peers what’s possible,” says Nick Baker from the Office of Open Learning, who is one of the organizers. “It will be a day to learn, to reflect, and to challenge assumptions and teaching and learning.”

Registration for the event is now open, but places are limited, so anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register as soon as possible. Participants can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/open-education-summit-2018-tickets-44110577926

For more information, contact Baker by email: nbaker@uwindsor.ca or phone 519-253-3000, ext. 2008.