ROER4D weekly update – 15 September 2017

New blog post: Factors influencing OER adoption in Mongolia’s higher education sector
In this blog post Batbold Zagdragchaa and Henry Trotter share the outcomes of their research project to investigate the factors influencing OER adoption in the Higher Education sector in Mongolia and announce the advance publication of their chapter which is to be published in the forthcoming ROER4D edited volume OER Adoption and Impact in the Global South. This reflects the work undertaken in an exploratory research project investigating the strategies and practices of educators from six public and private higher education institutions in Mongolia in order to understand the role of OER in the educators’ work.

ROER4D at the 2nd World OER World Congress
ROER4D PI Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams will be attending the 2nd OER World Congress to be held 18-20 September in Lbuljana, Slovenia and will make a presentation as part of a group discussion session ‘Ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality OER’. She has recorded a video for the Congress, and she and ROER4D team members Tess Cartmill, Thomas King and Michelle Willmers will be discussing and distributing a briefing paper entitled Spotlight on OER policy in the Global South: Case studies from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project. There is also an opportunity for following the Congress virtually. We wish all participants well for a successful Congress.

COL launches new publication – OER Global Report 2017
The Commonwealth of Learning’s (COL) latest publication Open Educational Resources: Global Report 2017 is a review of the status of OER globally. The report, which will be officially launched at the 2nd World OER Congress on 18 September 2017, is the result of two global surveys and six regional consultations. The report presents the findings of the surveys and analyses the discussions in the regional consultations to provide an overview of the status of OER within the framework of the 2012 Paris OER Declaration, which resulted from the first World OER Congress.

Invitation to join Creative Commons Open Education Platform
Creative Commons is inviting practitioners and stakeholders in the Open Education community to join the Creative Commons Global Network Open Education Platform. The intention is to enable participants to connect to and be involved in global actions in open education resources, practice, and policy.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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