It can mean allowing access or exposing to view. It can denote frankness, an absence of deception, availability. It is a word that has always been of great importance to leaders, and yet today the forces of openness are redefining our societies and our models for innovation.
Recent technology innovations have created an unprecedented level of global
connectedness that eliminates geographic and social boundaries. Questions and
problems are “crowd-sourced” allowing those with ideas to freely step forward.
Open source technology models allow people who have never met to make small
contributions to larger, more powerful systems. Ideas, experiences, and innovations can be broadly published increasing opportunities for collaboration and refinement.
New, open models are changing educational material development, textbook
creation, scholarly publishing, and the technologies that support teaching and
Open can also mean not finally settled, still admitting debate. How will open change the world of education? How will you?
Kim Thanos will present the case for including open education and open leadership approaches as part of your institutional strategies. How is leadership evolving? How is technology both driving and supporting the change to open? How is this shift creating new models for collaboration that have the potential to improve educational quality, access, and cost?
Open Source Education Cafe The Open Source Cafe sponsored by rSmart provides personalized support in
navigating the change to open. Complete an assessment of open leadership
opportunities and challenges for yourself personally and for your organization. Create an action plan that allows you to define the path ahead, and connect with
other leaders with similar goals and challenges. Work with a personal technology coach to connect into the web of open resources and relationships that will support your continued learning and success.
Concurrent Session Track Presentations
The Chair Academy is dedicating a four concurrent sessions to the Open Source movement. The sessions will discuss the various aspects of the Open movement, and how it can be implemented in your institutions.
Session 1: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 10:45am - 12:15pm - Veranda 3/4
Open to Change: Leading in a new world of Open, Collaborative Technology
Session 2: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 1:45pm - 3:15pm - Veranda 3/4
Open to Change: Leading to Improve Access and Quality
Session 3: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010, 3:45pm - 5:15pm - Veranda 3/4
Open to Change: Leading to Provide Affordable Textbooks
Session 4: Wednesday, March 17th, 2010, 10:30am - 12:00pm - Veranda 3/4
Open Source Culture
Questions - Please Call: 480-461-6270
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