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Join us for a discussion of the open content movement in education, where creative work is "published in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone" (Wikipedia
. An enthusiastic user of mobile technologies and an evangelist for Open Education, Karen Fasimpaur has over fifteen years experience in education and educational technology, working with schools and educational organizations to integrate technology. Ms. Fasimpaur is currently President of K12 Handhelds, which focuses on using mobile computing in education. She is also the founder of the K12 Open Ed web site and the Kids Open Dictionary project. She is an award-winning author, a blogger, and host of the podcast “Karen’s Educational Mashups.” Earlier in her career, Ms. Fasimpaur was an executive producer at Davidson & Associates (later Vivendi Universal Publishing) and oversaw a joint venture with Addison Wesley to produce an innovative multimedia history curriculum in collaboration with the California, Florida, and Texas state departments of education. She has also worked in textbook publishing and has taught middle school and adult ed. K12 Open Ed (www.k12opened.com
). K12 Handhelds (www.k12handhelds.com
r – has over 20 years experience as a multi-media publisher, product designer and educator. She is currently the Chief Academic Officer of Curriki – Global Education and Learning Community. Curriki, which was founded by Sun Microsystems is an organization dedicated to the creation of validated, open source K-12 curricula, which is completely free and available globally. Before joining Curriki, Anne was Vice President of Product at the Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, an assessment and instructional reporting company, providing customized instruction based on summative assessment data. As Publisher of secondary products at Scholastic, Anne was responsible for content and instruction for reading language arts and assessment products for upper elementary and secondary students. During her tenure at Scholastic, Anne also published “Scholastic Reading Counts” and “The Scholastic Reading Inventory”. Anne created and directed the development of science content for two award-winning science products: “The Magic School Bus” television series and “Scholastic Science Place”. She also directed the creation of Scholastic's highly successful, award-winning beginning literacy system, “WiggleWorks”. As Vice President of Content and Programming at bigchalk, Anne was responsible for the educational programming and the editorial voice of the “bigchalk.com” Web portal. Anne was the Managing Editor of Time Warner's parenting Web site, “ParentTime”. Anne and her team created a highly trafficked site that featured content from “Parenting Magazine”, parenting advice from top experts and useful child health advisory tools. At Children’s Television workshop (now Sesame Workshop), Anne developed curriculum for the school and community markets utilizing the assets of the flagship science show, “3-2-1 CONTACT”. Anne began her career as an elementary school teacher, developing staff and student enrichment programs. Anne did both her undergraduate and graduate work in Curriculum and Instruction and Science Education at Cornell University. She is the author of more than a dozen books for young children.
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