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Open Education, by David Wiley

David Wiley ( is well known for his leadership and advocacy of open content ( We're excited about his willingness to talk with us about the global Open Education Resources (OER) movement, how technology is impacting learning, and perhaps some historical perspective as to the Land-Grant mission and non-formal learning going forward. David Wiley's background with OER, Open Education, and the Land-Grant system is a perfect match for us as in cooperative extension. Join us for his remarks and the discussion!

Sponsored by eXtension with the ACE Information Technology and Leadership & Management SIGs. ( and )

Go to the "View and Participate" link below 5 minutes before 2pm Eastern.
Login as a Guest, then type your name and affiliation (Beth Raney, Penn State) to join the session.
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Jennifer Jahedkar, Texas AgriLife Extension, met David at a conference not long ago, and he shared a link with her to the article he co-authored entitled A Sustainable Model for OpenCourseWare Development, which may be good pre or post event reading. It's at
Slides by David Wiley at


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