Foothill College’s Una Daly (Associate Director Community College Open Textbooks) will be a panelist at this years Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Ed Tech Industry Summit.
This event will take place in San Francisco (at the Palace Hotel) during May 23 – May 25. It looks like this is the place to be if you want to be a part of the the latest happennings in the intersection of K12 and post secondary education and technology.
Una will be participating in a session called “Governmental and Institutional Drivers of Open Educational Resources”. If you are attending, check your schedule for the time of this session which shoould be on May 24. The contents of the session will launch off of the description presented in the program:
“The Obama Administration, state policy makers and institutional leaders
are driving development and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER)
in many pockets across the country and throughout the K-20 system. This
panel of local, state and higher education leaders will explore the goals
of OER, the definitions and models, and the current and future impact on
students, educators, government agencies and publishers/developers.
Questions to be answered include: What needs are these OER initiatives
trying to solve — cost saving, filling a market gap, encouraging digital
and innovation, flexibility to edit content, other? What is the long-term
sustainability model for OER? What does OER mean for publishers and
The opening keynote address is called “What Does Going Mobile and Global Mean? Lessons From the Industry Trenches.” If you have read some of my previous blog posts, you may have noted that the mobile readiness of educational resources is on the minds of alot of people. Enjoy the show, and check out Clement Street while in San Francisco for a fantastic selection of good food.