Open Apereo 2020

The Higher Education Open-Source Conference

University of Michigan School of Information | June 15-19, 2020


Open Apereo is the open-source conference for education. It's an international, inclusive event offered by the Apereo Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining innovative open-source software solutions for education. Apereo sponsored software communities develop and sustain learning tools and environments, media capture and management, authoring learning materials, portals, authentication, learning analytics, and more.
Join us at The University of Michigan School of Technology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA from Monday, June 15th to Friday, June 19th 2020. Be part of the Open Apereo 2020 vision!


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Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Prior to assuming this role in 2017, she served as Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she was Managing Editor of PMLA and other MLA publications. During that time, she also held appointments as Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU and Visiting Professor of Media at Coventry University. Before joining the MLA staff in 2011, she was Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, where she had been a member of the faculty since 1998.

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Fitzpatrick is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University, published by Johns Hopkins University Press in February 2019. She is also author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy, which was published by NYU Press in November 2011 and released The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, published in 2006 by Vanderbilt University Press (and of course available in print).

Fitzpatrick is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 17,000 scholars and practitioners in the humanities. She is also co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing. She is a member of the editorial or advisory boards of publications and projects including the Open Library of the Humanities, Luminos, the Open Annotation Collaboration, PressForward, and thresholds. She currently serves on the boards of directors of the Council on Library and Information Resources and of the Educopia Institute.

Take advantage this year:

  • Obtain a high-level overview of all Apereo software and software communities
  • Participate in our “Design Challenge Day”, bringing together educators, learning technologists, software developers and curriculum design specialists in imagining and building aspects of the future of learning
  • Present your experience of supporting the academic mission with open technologies, and hear the experience of others
  • Participate in the HAXCamp webcomponents workshop
  • Attend and participate in Apereo software community activities

Who should attend?

  • Institutional Leaders
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Instructional Designers
  • Developers

About Apereo Foundation

Apereo is a network of institutions like yours, where you can share experiences, learn from the experiences of others, and discover new collaborators. Apereo supports software used in thousands of educational institutions worldwide. Software developed and maintained by the Apereo Community include: Sakai, CAS, uPortal, Karuta, Apereo OAE, Bedework, Student Success Plan, Opencast, ELMS:LN, openEQUELLA, UniTime, and Xerte. In addition, Apereo's incubation process supports new projects as they find the path from innovation to sustainability.

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