ROER4D weekly update – 6 October 2017

ROER4D at Open Education 2017
The ROER4D Network Hub team represented by Henry Trotter and Sukaina Walji will be attending the 14th Annual Open Education Conference in Anaheim, California. Henry will be presenting on Degrees of social inclusion: emerging insights from the ROER4D project and the team will be on hand to discuss the forthcoming ROER4D publication OER Adoption and Impact in the Global South, for which a number of chapters have already been released online. They will also distribute copies of ROER4D’s recent brief entitled Spotlight on OER policy in the Global South: Case studies from the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project.

New blog post: The value of an evaluation framework
In our latest blog post ROER4D Evaluation Advisor Sarah Goodier reports on a presentation she made to a class of students of a postgraduate diploma program about the value of an evaluation framework. Using the ROER4D case study as an example she highlighted the importance of choosing an evaluation framework to guide the evaluator, as well as the project stakeholders, through the process.

New Blog from OSCDNet: Practicing “situated openness”
The Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OSCDNet) has recently published a blog post entitled Principles and practice in Open Science: Addressing power and inequality through “situated openness”. The authors Cath Traynor and Laura Foster discuss how practicing “situated openness” can help to address the ways in which history, context, power and inequality condition scientific research

Recording of GO-GN webinar now available
The Global Graduate OER Network (GO-GN) hosted Laura Czerniewicz and Sukaina Walji, part of the SP10.3 research team, who presented a webinar on MOOCs, community orientation and reclaiming the social justice agenda – insights from a South African university’s MOOC initiative. The YouTube recording is now available.

All the best for this week

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and the ROER4D Network Hub team.

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