Keynote Speaker

Robin DeRosa

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Robin DeRosa is an advocate for increased access to higher education, and she writes and presents on how Open Education can drive down the costs of college, empower learners, and increase communication and collaboration between universities and the publics that they serve. She is the director of an innovative Interdisciplinary Studies program at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, where she has helped to integrate student-designed curriculum with networked learning pedagogies in order to support diverse students as they build unconventional and inspired paths to graduation. She is an editor at Hybrid Pedagogy, an open access journal that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogies to arrive at the best social and civil uses for technology and new media in education. Robin serves on the board of directors for the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, and works with a number of non-profit EdTech companies that are developing tools to support open and connected learning.