ROER4D weekly update – 21 April 2017

New blog post: OEP and OER – perspectives from ROER4D at OE Global
In our latest blog post, ROER4D Communications Advisor Sukaina Walji reflects back on the ROER4D presence at the OE Global Conference held last month, and how Open Educational Practices emerged as a key talking point and barometer of the state of the Open Education movement.

Year of Open – Exploring meanings of Open Pedagogy Google Hangout
The Year of Open, a year long campaign by the Open Education Consortium, has chosen Open Pedagogy as its April perspective. As part of this campaign, one of the authors featured in the April perspective, Maha Bali, has initiated a Google Hangout live session where a number of practitioners and advocates working in Open Education are invited to discuss their perspectives and contexts relating to understanding Open Pedagogy. More information about the session, participants and how to follow the live session is available. The session is scheduled for Monday April 24 at 4pm EDT/8 GMT/9 BST/10 Egypt/South Africa time.

OER at the National Open University of Nigeria
The e/merge Africa Network is hosting an online event featuring the OER strategy at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). NOUN is one of the first open universities in the world with a comprehensive OER & MOOCs implementation plan. Dr. Jane-Frances Agbu (Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology & Honorary ICDE Chair in OER) will discuss NOUN’s OER strategy (including sensitization, capacity building and design of NOUN’s OER based MOOCs) as well as lessons learned. The event format comprises asynchronous discussion from 24- 28 April and a live online meeting on 24 April at 4pm (South African Standard Time). Sign up is available via this page.

Creative Commons 2017 Summit – virtual participation opportunities
The Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit: Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next, which is due to be held 28-30 April in Toronto, Canada, promises a varied and interesting programme of sessions. Virtually Connecting sessions will allow virtual participants to engage in conversations with onsite participants. To join one of these sessions, prospective virtual participants can sign up using this form or tweet @vconnecting.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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