NISO Educational Programs, April 2017

Read on to learn more about our April webinar and the planned Virtual Conference on OER!


NISO Webinar

Trends in Presentation & Delivery: Publishing Experts Speak

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

1:00 – 2:00pm (Eastern)


The objective of this session is to gather input from consultants, content and technology providers as to their perspective on emerging technologies that might transform (or at least enhance) the presentation and delivery of information to researchers and scholars. What visions do they have for enhancing information environments and resources? What possibilities get them excited? What “Next Big Thing” do they see? It may be on the fringes now, but it might just as easily go viral!


Confirmed Speakers:  Simone Taylor, Publisher, Open Access, Wiley; Deni Auclair, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Analyst, DeltaThink; Jake Zarneger, Chief Product Officer, Silverchair.


All speaker abstracts are now available and registration is open. Remember that Library Standards Alliance members automatically receive access to the full 2017 series of NISO webinars as a benefit of that membership.


NISO Virtual Conference

Opening Up Education: Textbooks, Resources, Courseware & More

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

11:00am – 5:00pm (Eastern)


The 21st century educational environment demands a certain amount of re-thinking and re-design of classroom support for learning – textbooks, information resources, and interactive courseware. An emphasis on cost-containment and accessibility suggests that education will become more open. This virtual conference will address the complexities of delivering instructional tools and digital resources in the increasingly open educational ecosystem. What is a textbook? Is it engineered into an online learning environment, with content, study aids and quizzes delivered as appropriate to a personalized student experience? What is the long-term role of Open CourseWare, as created by the likes of MIT or Yale? What does a growing interest in OER suggest for the various stakeholders? What types of technological support may be necessary?


Access to an associated NISO Training Thursday webinar on April 27 is included in your registration for this virtual conference.


Confirmed SpeakersMary Lou ForwardExecutive Director, Open Education Consortium;  Rahim RajanSenior Program Officer, Gates Foundation; Julie LangOER Coordinator, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University; Rupert GattiFounder and Co-Director, Open Book Publishers; Dr. David WileyFounder and Chief Academic Officer, Lumen Learning; Ashley MillerEducational Technologist, Ohio State University; Melissa Russell, Director of Content Strategy, and Mike Matousek, Director of Content InitiativesCengage Learning


About Registration: Purchase of a single registration to a NISO virtual conference entitles you to gather an unlimited number of staff from your organization/institution in a class- or conference room setting to view the event on the day of the live broadcast. It also includes access to an archived recording of the event to allow those with conflicting obligations to still benefit from the day’s content.


For specifics on cost and additional information provided by our speakers, please see the NISO event page.



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