ROER4D weekly update – 28 April 2017

Open Education Working Group Advisory Board appointed
The Open Education Working Group has been established to bring together people and groups interested in open education and to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education. A new advisory board has just been appointed, and we are delighted that ROER4D Network member Laura Czerniewicz is one of the new board members.

The Creative Commons Global Summit – live webcasts
The Creative Commons Global Summit kicks off today, and will be offering live webcasts of keynotes. Registration is required to access the live feed. We wish all ROER4D network members, stakeholders and friends a successful event.

GO-GN Webinar: Why OER are essential for Learning
The Global OER Graduate Network is hosting a webinar on the topic: Why OER are essential for Learning. The webinar is led Rory McGreal, who considers how the free sharing of OER is essential for promoting the creation of content usable in any learning context. Educators are being forced to focus on the effects of “digital locks” (Technological Protection Measures) and restrictive licences that come with commercial online content and are turning to OER in order to take full advantage of the affordances of new technologies. The webinar takes place Wednesday, 3 May at 17.00 (GMT+1).

ELearning Africa call for papers deadline approaching
The ELearning Africa Conference will take place 27-29 September in Mauritius. The call for papers deadline is fast approaching with proposals due by Tuesday 2 May. More information on this year’s theme Learning in Context and topics can be found on the conference website.

Open Education in Brazil
A new site for Open Education in Brazil has recently been launched featuring blogs, publications and information about OER and Open Education initiatives.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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