Open Education Week 2017

Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere right now. We want to highlight how open education can help people meet their goals in education, whether that’s to develop skills and knowledge for work supporting formal studies, learning something new for personal interest, or looking for additional teaching resources.

2017 Open Education: The Moral, Business & Policy Case for OER

Monday, 27 March, 2017, 16:00 CET

Lecturer: Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons

The Internet, increasingly affordable computing and bandwidth, open licensing, open access journals and open educational resources (OER) provide the foundation for a world in which universal access to education is possible. Governments are supporting this shift with a move toward open policies: requiring public access to publicly funded resources. Dr. Cable Green, Director of Open Education at Creative Commons, will provide an overview of open licensing and OER, and discuss specific examples where institutions, governments and foundations have moved the default on funding, praxis and culture from “closed” to “open.”

 See the presentation here, and the recording here.

2017 How To Be More Open: Advice for Educators and Researchers

Wednesday, 29 March, 2017, 14:00-15:00 CET

Moderator: Lisa Marie Blaschke

List of speakers:

  • Fabio Nascimbeni, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja and University of Sao Paulo, EDEN EC
  • Catherine Cronin, Educator & PhD researcher in the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. E
  • Chrissi Nerantzi, Manchester Metropolitan University, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD.
  • Lorna Campbell, OER Liaison – Open Scotland within the Learning, Teaching and Web Services Division at the University of Edinburgh.

Questions discussed in the webinar:

  • Why should I be more open in my practice and profession?
  • How do you practice openness (as researcher, teacher, student)?
  • How do we deal with the “publish or perish” reality?
  • What if my institution doesn’t allow me to be open?
  • I want to be more “open” as a teacher, researcher, or student. Where do I start? Advice from panelists.
  • What platforms/environments do you recommend in supporting my practice as an open academic?
  • Questions from attendees

Watch the recording of the webinar here!