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Open Nottingham Seminar – Key Notes Confirmed

February 10th, 2011 at 09:02

Open Nottingham Seminar – Thursday 7th April 2011 – Sir Colin Campbell Building – University of Nottingham – 10am to 3.30pm

We are now able to confirm the key note speakers for the Open Nottingham Seminar:

Steve Midgley (Deputy Director, Office of Education Technology, United States Department of Education)

Steve is a key member of the Learning Registry which “makes federal learning resources easier to find, easier to access and easier to integrate into learning environments wherever they are stored — around the country and the world. This will enable teachers, students, parents, schools, governments, corporations and non-profits to build and access better, more interconnected and personalised learning solutions needed for a 21st-century education.” (learningregistry.org)

Nathan Yergler (Chief Technology Officer, Creative Commons)

“The idea of universal access to teaching and learning resources is made possible by the Internet, but our legal and social systems don’t always allow that idea to be realised. Copyright was created long before the emergence of the Internet, and can make it hard to legally perform actions we take for granted. To achieve the vision of universal access, someone needed to provide a free, public, and standardised infrastructure that creates a balance between the reality of the Internet and the reality of copyright laws. That someone is Creative Commons.” (creativecommons.org).

Since joining Creative Commons in 2004 Nathan has been instrumental in supporting growth in the use and re-use of Open Educational Resources (OER) by educators and informal learners around the world.  

We also have confirmed presentations from:

The themes and presenters for the remaining parallel sessions will be available soon as will the website for the event.

The event is filling up fast. To reserve a place, you can complete the booking form and return it by email to steven.stapleton@nottingham.ac.uk.

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