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​​​​​​​Open Textbooks: Challenges for Policy

June 11, 2015

Rabin Observatory, University of Haifa

Haifa, Israel


8:30-9:00 Welcome
9:00-11:00 Regulation of Knowledge: Authority & Quality

Chair: Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren
Adv. Yoni Har Carmel​, Haifa Center for Law and Technology
From textbooks to eTexbooks: Regulatory Challenges​
Prof. Michal Yerushalmy, University of Haifa, Faculty of Education
Learning with Digital Textbooks: On Authoring and Authority​
​​Prof. Sheiz​af Refaeli, The Graduate School of Management, University of Haifa

Adv. Moran Yemini, Herzog, Fox & Neeman

Noam Koriat​​​, The Ministry of Education
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:30 Collaborative Textbooks: Authoring, Ownership, Attribution, Access

Chair: Prof. Michal Yerushalmy

Prof. Rebecca Giblin​​​, Monash University's Faculty of Law
Ownership of Collaborative Works: law, practice and some lessons from open source​
Prof. Michael Carroll​, American University Washington College of Law
Challenges and Opportunities for Facilitating Access to Open Textbooks
Dr. Shai Olsher,​ University of Haifa, Faculty of Education
Collaborative editing of textbooks
Prof. Orit Fischman Afori, The Haim Striks School of Law College of Management
E-Books: Licensing Barriers to Access​​​
Prof. Neil Netanel, UCLA School of Law

Avi Warshavsky​, MindCET CEO
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 Learning, Design and Surveillance

​​Chair: Dr. Eldar Haber​

Prof. Benjamin B. Bederson, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, University of Maryland
Designing a learning environment​

Prof. Michael Birnhack​, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law
Surveillance in a learning environment​

Elana Zeide​, Microsoft Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute NYU
Privacy Perspectives in Interactive Learning Environments​ 

Guy Levi, The Center for Educational Technology (CET)

Prof. Niva Elkin-Koren, Haifa Center for Law and Technology, University of Haifa

Organized by
The Center for Research & Development ofAlternatives in Education​