Announcing the 9th annual conference for Open Education research, practice and policy taking place in April 2018.
OER18 turns the focus on one of the often-cited benefits of “open” – the promise of inclusivity. How do the resources, methods and projects that make up open education support making education available to all? As a movement over 15 years old, has open education made an impact – on learners, on society and on education? What can we do to to support learning in the open – and how can we use open to support learning? The conference will be chaired by academic and open education researcher Vivien Rolfe, alongside policy wonk and project manager David Kernohan. [more about the co-chairs]
Our co-chairs and committee invite everyone, no matter what their links to or interest in open education, to respond to these challenges under the following themes:
- How can open practice and research support learner success?
- How does Open Education foster learner diversity and support inclusivity?
- What skills do learners need and develop in experiencing open learning?
- Politics in action – (following up from #OER17) – what are your latest initiatives in support of learning and growth?
- How is OER learning from, and contributing to other open activities, e.g. open science, open source, open data, open access etc?
- Wildcard – what do we need to include? What have we ignored?
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