I'm most passionate about inspiring learning, collaboration, and the pathways to a more just, equitable world. I believe that all things "open" have the potential to foment positive changes in those directions. I currently work for the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, and have previously worked for Creative Commons, as well as Duke University and other academic institutions, and I have been (and remain in many cases) a consultant for several philanthropic foundations, national data-sharing projects, and other OER efforts.
I have worked in public education for 37 years. I have taught in social studies and in computer science, and have worked in the Weber School District as a Technology Specialist. I am currently working in the Utah State Office of Education as a Curriculum Content Specialist. I am currently president of the State Instructional Materials Review Association. My passion lies in promoting the very best, high quality materials for instuction and learning. The very best instructional materials coupled with the very best teaching methods and pedagogy are essentials in the ideal learning environment
I am the Program Director for the Free Education Initiative at The Saylor Foundation (www.saylor.org).
We're all excited for the conference and look forward to meeting you all. Please feel free to visit our site www.saylor.org-- we'll share a bit much more about our project and process at our presentation entitled "Connecting the Dots."
See you in Park City!
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
Knowledge is not for knowing: knowledge is for cutting. - Michel Foucault
I was born in Venezuela but I have lived in the United States since I was 14. I work in the education sector. My interests are comparative education, global education, open education, information communication technologies, the growing use of technology in education, Latin America and service learning.
I am the new International Intellectual Property Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (www.eff.org) and my mission in to ensure that IP-maximalists do not enclose our freedoms and the public domain through harsh civil and criminal enforcement. I founded and coordinated, since 2008, the OER-Brazil project (www.rea.net.br) - a project focused on awareness raising, capacity building, and advocacy for OER in Brazil. Since then, we have helped the growth of a exciting community of teachers, designers, software developers and more who want to build quality OER in Brazil or just understand… Read more
As a film student, my goal is to preserve what it was like to be a part of something. The term I always reference is "zeitgeist," the spirit of the times, and it has driven me through the various film projects I've both led and been a part of.
This is why the story of Muhammad Hasan, the subject of my documentary "Destination: SLC," is so important to me: his is a story that is specific to our zeitgeist. As a refugee from Kenya, he is faced with assimilation and family division. As a student, he is faced with language barriers and learning curves. And as a human being, he is faced with wha… Read more
I am an Assistant professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Texas at Austin. My research focuses on the study of emerging technologies and pedagogies in online and hybrid education settings, and their relationship to student and instructor experiences and practices (e.g., open scholarship and digital participation).
My current interests are social pedagogy, peer production, and interface design in the context of pedagogy and assessment. Currently, I'm working on My Reviewers, a web-based resource that enables teachers and students to use rubrics and commenting tools to review and grade student writing; and Writing Commons, an Open Education Resource. My most recent book, Agency in the Age of Peer Production, a collaborative project, is in-press with NCTE as part of the Studies on Writing & Rhetoric series.
I'm a professional photographer whose work hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London. I authored and deliver phonar.org , picbod.org and most recently an open Masters Course all of which are hosted by Coventry University in the UK.
The classes have been described as a "radical approach to photographic education" (British Journal of Photography) and "breaking new ground for photographers" (Euro-Parliament). In 2011 my "open-trial" with Sci-fi author and EFF Fellow Cory Doctorow was featured along with the classes in Creative Commons' case studies: The Power of Open.
Kelly Dumont is the Elementary Education Technology Team Lead for Canyons School District. He has worked in education for the past 23 years. The last 12 in Educational Technology. He is a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Presentations and Workshops - http://journeyofanedtech.weebly.com
I'm passionate about our new MA in Critical Literacies--an epiphany I had while walking through the San Antonio Airport on the way to a National Writing Project Conference. I'm passionate about my students--some of whom are writers, most of whom are not. I'm passionate about finding common ground with the students I teach, of finding a path that will be familiar to them and then leading them to paths they never envisioned crossing. I'm passionate about learning, about continuing to grow as a teacher so that I might continue to create a classroom environment that invites exploration, growth,… Read more