OLC Live: Interview with keynoter Martin Weller

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 In his OLC Innovate 2020 keynote on 22 June, Martin Weller will be exploring emergent themes in the recent history of educational technology, drawing on his open-access book 25 Years of Ed Tech. Join this OLC Live! interview with Martin where we’ll set the stage for his keynote and discuss why revisiting the history of educational technology is especially important right now, when a global pandemic is dramatically shifting our relationships with tools and practices old and new.

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Nate is an evangelist who connects people, ideas, and technologies to make things better, currently working with Hypothesis (https://web.hypothes.is), the nonprofit organization that stewards open, standards-based annotation technologies and practices. He has worked across a wide variety of public and private institutions, focusing on community development, digital communications, meaningful education, open technologies, and sustainable growth. Nate lives in Portland, Oregon USA with some other cats and humans. Learn more about Nate on his blog (http://xolotl.org) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/xolotl).
Martin Weller is the director of The Open Education Research Hub and the director of the GO-GN network. Weller chaired the Open University’s first major online e-learning course in 1999, which attracted 15,000 students, and was the OU’s first LMS Director. His popular blog, edtechie.net features his writings on aspects of educational technology. He is the author of The Battle for Open (2014) and 25 Years of Ed Tech (2020) both available under an open license.

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