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Open Education Week 2024 – GenAI Role Related to OER – How Teaching and Learning Can Benefit From It

March 7 @ 13:00 14:30


GenAIs play a crucial role in Open Educational Resources (OER) by improving the accessibility, equity, inclusivity and effectiveness of teaching and learning materials. Through advanced natural language processing and personalised learning algorithms, GenAIs can tailor content to the individual needs of learners, promoting a more adaptive and engaging educational experience. In addition, they contribute to the creation of high-quality OER by generating educational content, assessments and interactive resources, expanding the availability of diverse and innovative educational materials. Accordingly, it is important to take the lead in the AI era.

Join us in this session organised in collaboration with International Council For Open and Distance Education, OER Advocacy Committee and discuss with experts on the topic of GenAI, OER and high-quality teaching and learning in the digital age.

Format: Panel discussion – Joint EDEN DLE/ICDE event


Sandra Kučina Softić, EDEN Vice-President, University Computing Centre, Croatia


Sandra Kučina Softić is the Assistant Director at the University of Zagreb University Computing Centre SRCE (Croatia). She is also the Head of the E-learning Centre at SRCE. She has 25 years of experience working in higher education. Her work is focused on monitoring and fostering e-learning in Croatian higher education and providing support and advice to institutions, teachers, and students in the implementation of new technologies in learning and teaching. She has a master’s degree in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and PhD in Information and Communication Technologies at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). In 2021, she authored a book on digital transformation in higher education published in Croatian. She is the president of the European Distance and E-learning Network EDEN, elected in 2019. She is a member of the Management Board of the EDEN DLE.


Ebba Ossiannilsson, Board Member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education and Chair of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee, Sweden


Ebba Ossiannilsson, Sweden, is an independent, internationally recognized consultant, expert, influencer, researcher and international quality assessor in the field of open, flexible online and distance education for international and national universities and authorities. Her particular focus is on quality, innovation, leadership, personalized learning and well-being in the context of UNESCO’s SDG 4, the future of education and the new social contract. Ossiannilsson is a board member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education and Chair of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee. Ossiannilsson has won several international awards, championships and ambassadorships.

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Gila Kurtz, Dean of the Faculty of Instructional Technologies at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel


Gila Kurtz is the Dean of the Faculty of Instructional Technologies at the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) in Israel. She has a wealth of experience, having served as the Academic Vice President at a company specializing in e-learning solutions for the corporate sector for several years. Other positions:  a member of the Steering Committee of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) and the Editor-in-Chief of The Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Skills and Lifelong Learning (IJELL). Gila has been a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland University College, University of California Berkeley, Syracuse University and University Roma, TRE.She recently published a position paper:  HIGHER EDUCATION AND GENERATIVE AI (GENAI) IN ISRAEL OPPORTUNITIES, CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDATIONS, :

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Rosa Leonor Ulloa Cazarez, Full-time professor at Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico


Rosa Leonor Ulloa Cazarez, Ph.D in Information Technologies and Ms.C. in Education management and policies. Full-time professor at Universidad de Guadalajara, National researcher in Mexico (level 1) and ICDE OERAC ambassador. Her research profile includes Innovation management and development,  online education, student performance and learning analytics.

Joint Presentation With Ebba Ossiannilsson

Ilona Buchem, Professor for Media and Communication at Berlin University of Applied Science, Germany


Ilona Buchem is Professor for Media and Communication at Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Faculty I Economics and Social Sciences (W2 Professor). Ilona Buchem is the Head of the Communications Lab, which designs and implements innovative Teaching and Learning Szenarios with cutting-edge technologies such as Humanoid Robots, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Open Badges. Ilona Buchem teaches courses in bachelor and master programs including Digital Economy (BSc.) and Media Information Science (MSc). Ilona Buchem has been designing and delivering technology-enhanced learning (TEL) for over 20 years. Ilona Buchem has been involved in a number of national and international projects aiming at enhancing Open Education, especially through fostering cooperation in higher education and with industry

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