The conference committee has decided to reschedule the first annual Digital learning Resources conference for October 15th at UMW’s Stafford Campus. We understand that rescheduling may present certain scheduling challenges and conflicts for some, but given the restraint on facilities and open dates on UMW’s campus this is the date the worked best.
If you were scheduled to present, and this causes any issues please contact us directly here. If you were registered to attend, but can’t attend given the the new dates, let us know by unregistering for the conference using this form below:
Due to the threat of severe winter weather throughout the state the OpenVA steering committee has decided to postpone the conference until Fall 2013. We will be contacting all registrants with the new date as soon as it is decided.
Update as of 3/5/13: OpenVA will be rescheduled until Fall 2013
We’ll be updating this post regularly with information regarding the weather and the possibility of cancellation due to inclement weather. As of now, the conference will only be cancelled if the University of Mary Washington is closed this Thursday—let’s hope for the best!
The OpenVA conference has now officially closed because the conference has reached capacity at 250 registrants. If you have any questions or issues please contact Jim Groom at email@example.com.
Image Credit: “1958 Primetime Schedule” by Brykmantra
With less than three weeks to go the conference is actually starting to come together, a fact which has surpised more than a few of us We have posted a draft of the conference schedule that breaks down the events of the day that has most, but not yet all, of the sessions listed with times, presenters, and room assignments. The morning will be split between a series of carnival showcases featuring work happening at colleges and universities around the state. At the same time, there will be a series of featured talks in breakout rooms that will be exploring an idea around digital learning resources in a Ted-talk like format.
The afternoon will feature numerous presentations, panels, and a culminating session that will reflect on the day and look towards the future along the lines of collaborative possibilities, funding, and statewide policy.
To see the draft schedule take the hyper jump here.
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The deadline for submitting proposals for “Virginia¹s First Annual Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference” has been extended from November 30th to January 18, 2013. This extension was recommended by the conference planning group so as to enable presenters to avoid having end of semester and/or holiday season commitments impede the preparation of proposals.
Welcome to site for Virginia’s inaugural Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference that will be held on March 7th, 2013 at the University of Mary Washington. The broad theme for this year’s conference is OpenVA, and encourages all state institutions of higher ed in Virginia to confront the possibilities and challenges of open education experiences and resources.
The Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference is an initiative of the Office of Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Community College System, and a list of partner institutions you can find here.
This space will be updated regularly with conference news. In the short term,
we will be opening up both registration and allowing for the online submission of proposals is now available on this site. as of October 4th. So stay tuned!