The OER19 Conference is nearly upon us and will take place at the National University of Ireland in Galway. It will focus on the following themes:
- Back to basics – asking difficult questions about open education:
- Why open?
- Open for whom?
- Whose interests are served?
- In what ways has the open agenda been appropriated, and what are the implications of this?
- The geopolitics of open education, bringing open in from the periphery
- The open ecosystem: How is open education part of the broader ecosystem of “opens”?
- What does it mean to illuminate open by considering context?
- How can historical perspectives contribute to understanding the issues faced in the open education movement today?
- Links between critical digital literacies, critical data literacies, and openness
- What open business models are emerging? What are the paths to sustainability?
- What are the risks and challenges to the open education agenda?
We are delighted to host this preview webinar with the Conference co-chairs Laura Czerniewicz and Catherine Cronin who will be joined by the keynote panel Caroline Kuhn, Taskeen Adam, and Judith Pete. Come along and find out more about the plans for this exciting conference!
The webinar starts on Wednesday 20th March at 1pm UK (time where you are).
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