ROER4D weekly update – 17 February 2017

ROER4D researchers at OE Global
With two weeks to go before the Open Education Global Conference (OE Global), the full programme is now available and features many of the ROER4D researchers’ projects. We wish the ROER4D researchers well in preparing for their presentations and look forward to seeing network members in Cape Town in early March.

Blog posts exploring different approaches to OER advocacy and adoption
A blog post authored by Rajiv Jhangiani (University Teaching Fellow in Open Studies and a Psychology Professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, BC) exploring some of the dilemmas and decisions faced by many in the OER community as to whether to adopt pragmatic or more radical approaches to OER adoption has led to an insightful blog response from David Wiley (Lumen Learning) who expands on the debate and argues for aligning with the context in which people find themselves as a way of deciding whether to deploy an evolutionary or revolutionary strategy when advocating for OER.

Twitter chat on Open Access publishing in the Global South
On 22nd February 2017, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA) will host a live Twitter chat about open access publishing in the Global South with Xin Bi (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University/Directory of Open Access Journals), Ina Smith (Academy of Science of South Africa), Abel Packer (SciELO), and Lars Bjørnshauge (Directory of Open Access Journals) from 1pm-2pm GMT (5am PST, 3pm SAST). Twitter users can join for the hour by tweeting their questions about open access publishing in the Global South using the hashtag #OASPAChat, and hosts will be there to answer them during that hour.

OpenEd17 Call for Proposals now out
The 14th Annual Open Education Conference (OpenEd17) will be held October 11-13, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The theme of the conference is ‘Sharing, Gratitude, and Hope’, and the call for proposals is currently open.

Open Education Consortium February news update
The Open Education Consortium February news update is now available and features a round-up of forthcoming events and news stories.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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