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Open Edge 2009: Open Education Forum

Submitted by donna on 7 October, 2009 - 13:07

Open Edge 2009: Open Education Forum - create - educate - participate - collaborateFor the past 6 months or so, I've been working with a small team of people to put together Open Edge 2009, a one day forum to explore open education issues for Australian schools.  We've got a phenomenal list of contributors involved and I'm really looking forward to it. I work on a lot of events, but rarely are they so aligned with my own personal-professional interests. 

I would really like to thank Ian Ralph, Kathryn Moyle and Karen Halley for bringing this event together. We have each played a distinct part of a pretty effective team. 

The focus of these events is directed by our speakers and facilitators - and we've got a veritable powerhouse of talent:

Of course we are all deeply grateful for the contribution made by our sponsors and supporters, Linux Australia, Dell computers, Aarnet, Red Hat, University of Canberra, Macquarie University, SCEGGS and Creative Contingencies. Financial, volunteer and in-kind support from these organisations has provided the resources to make it happen. 

We are planning to record the presentations of all our speakers - and engage in a productive dialogue as part of the closing plenary on where to from here. Follow me on for updates as the day progresses - and use #openedge09 to give us your thoughts. We are now at crunch time. Fingers crossed it all goes well!

Download the Program PDF