ROER4D weekly update – 9 June 2017

Call for Proposals to Host the Open Education Global 2019 Conference
The Open Education Global Conference is one of the largest conferences devoted to open education, attracting participants from more than 30 countries around the world. The call for hosting the 2019 conference is now open. Further information and guidelines to submit a proposal are now available. Proposals must be submitted by 31 October 2017.

Year of Open June perspective is Open Policy
The Year of Open, a year long campaign by the Open Education Consortium, has chosen Open Policy as its June perspective. The perspective features interviews on Open Policy with a Delegation of Kyrgyzstan held during the OE Global Conference 2017 in Cape Town, in which delegates discuss Open Policy, what it means to their country, and how they see it affecting the future.

Hewlett Foundation invites comments on OER metrics and targets
In late 2016, the Hewlett Foundation conducted a “field-wide, non-scientific survey” about several key metrics aligned to its OER Strategy. Initial quantitative and raw qualitative results of this survey are now available in a public document. Comments are invited to further the conversation about these OER metrics and targets.

Webinar recording: OpenMed project
The OpenMed project ‘Opening up education in South Mediterranean countries’ explores the adoption of strategies that embrace the principles of openness and reusability within the context of South-Mediterranean universities. On 7 June the GO-GN Network hosted a webinar with Cristina Stefanelli (Mediterranean Universities Union, Italy), Rania Qazim (Center for Continuing Education, Birzeit University, Palestine), Daniel Villar-Onrubia (Coventry University, UK) and other colleagues to talk about OpenMed, an important initiative to expand the reach of OER and OEP. A recording of the webinar is now available.

Essay: Open Learning, Open Networks
Adapted from a talk given on 9 March 2017 at the State University of New York in Syracuse, Stephen Downes has written a thought-provoking essay describing several innovations shaping the future of open learning. The essay discusses the role and implications of distributed social networks, MOOCs, cloud infrastructures and virtualization, immersive reality, and personal learning environments.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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