Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CFP: OpenEd 14: Achieving the Potential of Open (The 11th Annual Open Education Conference -November 19-21 in Washington, D.C.)

CFP: OpenEd 14: Achieving the Potential of Open (The 11th Annual Open Education Conference -November 19-21 in Washington, D.C.)

 Are you an OER Librarian? Do you help faculty locate or create OER for their courses? Is the Library supporting open textbooks for students?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above – or if you or your library is actively promoting OER or thinking about doing this, you will want to attend OpenEd 14.

Academic librarians are expanding their role in the adoption of Open Education Resources (OER) at their institutions. They are also exploring methods to support students taking advantage of open education opportunities.

OpenEd 14 is the premier annual conference where OER experts gather to share their knowledge about massive, high quality open content infrastructure on top of which innovative people and organizations are building a new generation of educational models.

The organizers of OpenEd 14 are seeking to increase the representation of the academic library community at the conference. With the addition of a library track to the program, there will be greater opportunity for academic librarians to share information about their research or OER program through a formal presentation. This is an excellent opportunity for librarians engaged in OER and open education to connect with librarians, non-library faculty, researchers and academic administrators who share their interests. There will also be time for academic librarians to gather informally to share ideas and discuss challenges in the growing area of OER.

The conference will be held at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia on November 19 through 21, 2014. This year’s conference is sponsored by Lumen Learning in partnership with SPARC. The conference organizers seek proposals for 25 and 50-minute presentations by individuals or panels.

The deadline to submit a conference proposal is Friday, April 25. Decisions will be e-mailed to proposers onMonday, June 2.

Library track topics may include but are not limited to:

·         Library-Press Collaboration for OER
·         Helping instructors locate and create OER
·         Leading Open Textbook Reform on Campus
·         Promoting the Use of OER on campus
·         Applying Lessons Learned in Open Access to OER
·         Innovation in the development and use of OER
·         OER Librarians – Emerging Position

Presenters will be expected to register for the conference.

More information about the conference and the CFP may be found at