February 25, 2024

UMW Hosts Statewide Conference on Digital Learning, March 7

UMW will host the inaugural Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference, known as OpenVA, on March 7 at the Fredericksburg campus. The conference will bring together more than 250 stakeholders from across Virginia. Professors, education technology specialists, administrators and thought leaders will use exhibits, panel discussions and facilitated TED-like talks to tackle the big questions facing higher education:

  • How can digital learning resources and networked educational experiences lower costs?
  • What challenges and opportunities do MOOCs bring for Virginia institutions?
  • How can we create new collaborative partnerships across the Commonwealth?
  • How can digital technologies positively impact student outcomes?

Many UMW faculty members and students will present during the conference, including Lisa Ames, Karen Anewalt, Gail Brooks, Martha Burtis, Teresa Coffman, Stephen Davies, Stephen Gallik, Suzanne Houff, Mary Kayler, Elizabeth Lewis, Jeffrey McClurken, George Meadows, Krystyn Moon, Nicole Myers, Tim Owens, Andy Rush and Mara Scanlon.

The conference is an initiative of the Office of Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), the Virginia Community College System and 14 partner institutions. For more information, contact Jim Groom at jgroom@umw.edu.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.