ROER4D weekly update – 12 May 2017

Blog Post: Taking a conference home – sharing the experience of #OER17
In our latest post, ROER4D Communications Advisor Sukaina Walji blogs on ROER4D’s attendance at the OER17 Conference held in London in April 2017 as part of a discussion on how to share the experiences and learning that happen at a conference. She reviews the keynote presentations, reflects on a number of core themes, and highlights presentations particularly focussing on Open Educational Practices.

Latin American and Caribbean Regional Consultation for the 2nd World OER Congress – report and videos available
The report of the recently held Americas Regional Consultation for the 2nd World OER Congress is now available along with a website of video interviews. For those following the outputs of the Regional Consultations, ROER4D PI Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams’ presentation and video at the Africa Regional Consultation are now available.

Article on Open Education and Democratising Knowledge
A recent news article by Patrick Blessinger entitled Strengthening democracy through open education published in University World News explores how the open education movement is part of the wider movement to “democratise knowledge”. The article situates open education as part of a trajectory of movements and initiatives (such as public libraries and universal basic education) that aim to widen access to education. With the increasing availability of digital technologies, the article explores how open education can complement traditional tertiary education as well as provide lifelong learning opportunities.

Made with Creative Commons – ebook formats now available
Creative Commons has produced a book Made with Creative Commons authored by Paul Stacey and Sarah Hinchliff Pearson. The authors detail how individuals, businesses and projects have created projects and businesses based on sharing and Creative Commons. The book explores types of open business models across a range of sectors including education and shares a number of case studies. The book is designed to be a guide to inspire how to share knowledge and creativity while sustaining operations.

Open Con dates and venue announced
OpenCon 2017 will be held in Berlin, Germany on November 11-13. OpenCon brings together students and early career academic professionals engaged with Open Education, Open Science and Open Data; applications to attend OpenCon 2017 will open on June 27th. More information about the conference is available via this link.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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