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Spring 2015 is positively lousy with EdTech-related events, meetings, webinars, and more events. And webinars. There are also meetings: lots of ‘em. Below are the ones I have compiled, at least through April, the cruelest month. For a complete list, go to

If you have an event that you would like to add, please let me know.

February 06, 2015 (Happening now!)
JSRCC FantasTech Virtual Conference

February 09, 2015
Educause Learning Initiative (ELI)
Anaheim, CA

February 11, 2015
Increasing College Access and Success through Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees
Washington, DC

February 17, 2015
New America Foundation: Community College Online
Washington, DC & online

February 19, 2015
ELET Committee Meeting
Charlottesville, VA

February 19, 2015
VCCS Peer Group Meeting | Accounting/Business/Economics
Richmond, VA

February 24, 2015
Tech Council
Suffolk, VA

March 04, 2015
Fredericksburg, VA

March 08, 2015
Innovations Conference
Boston, MA

March 09, 2015
Austin, TX

March 30, 2015
OpenSym 2015 | Call for Papers

March 30, 2015
OxCon: OpenStax Conference
Houston, TX

April 01, 2015
New Horizons 2015
Roanoke, VA

April 09, 2015
Council for the Study of Community Colleges Conference (CSCC)
Ft. Worth, TX

April 17, 2015
VWCC 2015 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference
Roanoke, VA

April 22, 2015
OpenEd Global Conference
Banff, Alberta, CANADA

April 22, 2015
OLC | Emerging Technologies for Online Learning
Dallas, TX

EdReady is Ready


NROC, or the National Repository of Online Courses, announced at its 2014 Member meeting in beautiful Monterey, CA that their new platform, EdReady, is now available and free to the public. EdReady allows users to assess their readiness for college math and, based on the results, provides individuals with a personalized study path of college math content. There are assessments that target the Accuplacer and Compass, and one for a general college placement assessment. NROC is also developing similar modules for English readiness, which should be ready around this time next year.

As of today–April 1st, 2014–anyone can use the EdReady platform. However, member institutions get access to a dashboard that allows them to customize the content, brand the experience, and generate detailed user reports, among other things. So far, pilot institutions have used EdReady in a high school college readiness program, in a Developmental Math MOOC, as component of college courses, and in Adult Basic Education courses.

NROC is a non-profit organization funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In addition to the EdReady content, NROC offers a wealth of other  course content found at HippoCampus that are designed to cover the breadth and depth of topics based on generally accepted national curricula and free to teachers and students. Member institutions can also customize these courses within a course management system.

You can find out more about NROC here:
You can find a link to EdReady here:
You can find a link to Hippocampus here:

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