Open Education Week Webinar – 6th March

Tomorrow, we’ll be hosting a lunchtime webinar as part of Open Education week:

Title: Topics in Open Education: what does Open Education mean in practice?

Date: 6th March, 1-2 pm

To join: Go to this link

photo: Andrei Ceru

We’ll be doing a couple of things in this session.  Firstly, we will be launching our Sustainable Texts: Disciplinary Conversations HEA/JISC project, and discussing some of the project ideas about OER practices with participants. Secondly, we will consider what Open Education might mean in terms of policy and practice within an institution.

Some of the types of questions we hope to consider are

  • Should all students in an institution have access to all VLE courses, in the name of openness?
  • How might OERs feature in external engagement work?
  • Can open resources foster links with the communities  beyond the university walls?
  • How can OERs help promote an institution’s work?

We hope that this will be a wide-ranging discussion about Open Education and, following the webinar, in order to sustain the conversation, we will operate a poll for the rest of the week exploring some of the topics raised in the discussion.

4 responses to “Open Education Week Webinar – 6th March

  1. Hello from Brasil!
    I´d like to suggest you say what an acronym stands for every first time it appears in a text. Besides some well known acronyms as OER and OCW and HE, other ones are neither obvious nor meaningful at first sight for non-English speakers. For example: I have no idea what means VLE in the expression “VLE courses”; and when you talk about CPD4HE without further explanations you are not being friendly indeed.

    • Colleen McKenna

      Thanks for your feedback Francisco. This is a valuable observation and we’ll bear it in mind for future posts. I think, additionally, we’ll include a glossary of terms on the site. We might also use more hyperlinks to direct the reader to the relevant organisation. Thanks again for reminding us of our audience!

  2. Hello,
    Was this recorded?

    • Colleen McKenna

      Yes, it was Pat. We’re hoping to get the slides and recordings up later this afternoon or tomorrow. I’ll post another reply when they’re up and I’ll also Tweet (@sustextsOER). Thanks for your interest.

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