Join OER16 keynote Catherine Cronin and members of the conference committee for a preview of the OER16 Open Culture Conference taking place at the University of Edinburgh on the 19th and 20th April. Catherine Cronin is an educator and researcher at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her work focuses on open education, formal/informal learning, digital and network literacies, and digital identity practices Conference co-chair Lorna Campbell will give a brief introduction to the conference themes which include creating cultures of openness, converging and competing open communities, hacking, making and sharing, openness and public engagement, and innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education. An exciting and eclectic range of keynote speakers has been lined up for the conference; Jim Groom, of Reclaim Hosting, ds106 and edupunk fame; Melissa Highton, Director of LTW, University of Edinburgh; Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Oxford; John Scally, Chief Executive and National Librarian at the National Library of Scotland; and Catherine Cronin, of the National University of Ireland, Galway. Catherine will be joining us to introduce some of the ideas and questions she’ll be exploring as part of her keynote. Catherine will be asking “If ‘open’ is the answer, what is the question?”, and exploring how we can broaden access to education in ways that do not reinforce existing inequalities. ALT Open Education SIG Co Chair Vivien Rolfe will also be on hand to talk about her personal experience of attending open education conferences and events, including the recent Hewlett Grantees OER Meeting.
The webinar ran in Blackboard Collaborate. A recording is now available here – http://go.alt.ac.uk/1piDYZU