The first 10 years of Open Education has resulted in a tremendous amount of high quality material originating from all corners of education; from ivy league schools to one person and a pen.
But how will we enable the world of Open Education to take the next step of incorporating usage analytics and assessment data alongside the content? Quality content coupled with this data will inform not only the next generation of content but also the next learner wishing to find the right peice of material. The Learning Registry couple with educational metadata (provided by LRMI and supported in Schema.org) and paradata about the material is the platform to use if you want that next step to happen.
This session will provide you with the understanding needed to improve the learning experience of your own learning platform, or to build the next generation.
Greg focuses on how Open Education projects can better create, disseminate, and reuse educational materials. He recently moved to San Francisco from Michigan where he worked at the University of Michigan Library as Copyright Specialist and with the Open.Michigan initiative on OER related outreach and policy. After hours, Greg spends time with the Ubuntu community and other Free/Libre Open Source projects. Greg graduated from the U-M School of Information with an MSI specializing in Information Policy and Library and Information Services. He’ll always miss the thunderstorms and blizzards of the Midwest.
Steve Midgley is the Deputy Director of Education Technology at the US Department of Education. His principal areas of focus are data transparency, digital interoperability and online learning. Prior to arriving at Education, he was the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team which developed the Education chapter of the National Broadband Plan. Prior to government service he was the principal of Mixrun, a CTO consultancy for a number of for-profit and education sector organizations. Mixrun’s clients included California Department of Education’s project called Brokers of Expertise, which uses on-line and real world systems to share and build the expertise of educators. Steve also served as a Program Manager for the Stupski Foundation for six years, designing and implementing grants for technology in K-12 education. This work involved intensive on-the-ground implementation work with District and State agencies around country. Steve was also the founding Vice President of Engineering for LoopNet Inc., a commercial real estate listing firm. He designed and built LoopNet’s technology and web systems from its inception. LoopNet remains a successful business and is currently listed on NASDAQ.
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