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Multisectoral collaboration for OER: adaptation and development to ensure quality Open, Flexible and Distance Learning

October 29, 2021 @ 00:00

Format: workshop

Learn more and collaborate with two ICDE coordinated projects based on multi-sectoral and cross-cultural collaboration to ensure quality Open, Flexible and Distance Learning


ICDE deeply believes in the potential of open education to achieve education for all. Open Education in general and OER in particular has been a continuous strategic priority and is again reflected so in the ICDE Strategic Plan for 2021-2024.
In this workshop, we will share experiences from multi-sectoral and cross-cultural collaboration related to two of ICDEs main ongoing OER projects, ENCORE + and the ICDE Francophone OER Project.
International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE – is the leading global membership organisation for open, flexible and distance learning. ICDE is a not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organisation registered in Norway with more than 250 members and partners impacting 15+ million students across six continents. The organisation is in a consultative partnership with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE has been active on the open education global agenda for two decades. In the past years, ICDE has been very involved in the consultation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation and is currently strongly supporting its implementation as a member of the UNESCO OER Dynamic Coalition since its launch in March 2020.


Anaïs Røed Malbrand
Senior Advisor at the International Council for Open and Distance Education – ICDE, Norway
She is the key contact at the ICDE Secretariat for the ICDE Francophone OER working group, ENCORE+ project and the OER Advocacy Committee. She has previously held positions in New York and Santiago de Chile at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in Madrid at UN-Habitat, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and at Oxfam in Spain and Guatemala. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from NEOMA Business School in France and a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation from the Basque Country University in Spain.


Jacques Dang
Secretary of the French Digital University, France
After having created a startup in the field of networks and telecommunications when leaving HEC Paris, Jacques returned to the campus as the Technology Director, at both national and European level. As such, he has managed or participated in some twenty projects at the French and European level. For several years, as Secretary of AUNEGe, a French Thematic Digital University in economics and management, as Secretary of the French Digital University, and as a member of the digital accreditation committee of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, he has devoted himself to developing the partnerships of the French higher education with European higher education institutions and the major players in Open Education (ICDE, Open Education Global, OER Foundation). He is in particular co-facilitator of the francophone OER expert working group.

Alan Masson
Strategic Customer Success Manager at Instructure, United Kingdom
Alan currently supports large and complex institutions to maximise value and educational / organisational impact for their ed-tech investments. Previous to this role, he led the e-learning team at the University of Ulster, where he also delivered a number of UK national projects in the areas of LMS / Library integration, learning design models and approaches to promote curriculum innovation.

Ebba Ossiannilsson
Senior independent researcher, expert, advisor, consultant, quality reviewer and influencer in the fields of open online flexible and distance learning, Sweden
She is on the Board of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and is a former Board member of the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN). She is also the Chair of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee. She works with ISO, especially on quality, but also on Futures Concepts. At national level Ossiannilsson is the Vice President of the Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) and Board member at the Swedish Organization for E-Competence (REK). She has worked with OER in different areas and perspectives at national and international projects and levels. Since 2000, she has worked at Lund University Sweden. She is a frequent consultant and quality reviewer at several prestigious national universities. Ossiannilsson earned her PhD at Oulu University, Finland in 2012. Ossiannilsson has 200+ publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, as well as technical reports. She is a member in the Swedish Standard Institute (SIS) and the Job and Skills Coalition Sweden. She is in the Editorial Board for several Journals, and in addition, she is Guest Editor for several Special Issues for a variety of Journals.


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