Advancing the Effectiveness and Sustainability of Open Education Conference, is the 17th Annual Instructional Technology Institute at Utah State University. This growing field of research and practice is called "open education."
It is a multidisciplinary event designed to promote discussion of research and development activities that advance the effectiveness and sustainability of the open education movement. Two of the four conference themes for 2005 are:
open educational resources - new and old media that provide reusability across a variety of open access environments, including learning objects, knowledge objects, and sharable content objects, as well as "older" media like books and movies
overcoming barriers to open education - services and tools that make it easier for people to learn using open educational resources in a diversity of formal and informal environments, including wireless infrastructure, blogs, wikis, massively multi-player online games, simulations, instant messaging, texting, and discussion boards, as well as "older" tools like hand-powered radios or televisions
Please join us September 28 - 30, 2005 on the Utah State University campus to discuss, share, and work together in this important area of educational and technological research. Among the keynote speakers is John Seely Brown noted author and expert in digital culture, ubiquitous computing, organizational and individual learning.