Microconference December 13th: Join us for the last one of 2023! Is ‘Open’ broken, and if so, can education fix it?

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Michelle Hall

Dec 7, 2023, 2:17:07 PM12/7/23
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Register now for Reflecting on anomalies in OER: Is ‘Open’ broken, and if so, can education fix it?

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Join the Apereo Foundation and Wayne Mackintosh, UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources and Managing Director, OER Foundation Ltd. for a presentation and Q&A on Wednesday, December 13, at 3:00 PM Eastern U.S. time.

Reflecting on anomalies in OER: Is ‘Open’ broken, and if so, can education fix it?

Despite UNESCO's introduction of the Open Educational Resources (OER) concept two decades ago and the unanimous adoption of the UNESCO OER Recommendation by member states in 2019, which requires government reporting on its implementation, OER still remains outside the mainstream in most countries. This presentation will explore several anomalies in OER practices, suggesting that the concept of 'Open' in education is facing challenges. However, it posits that working examples of practical solutions, operating at the intersection of OER, free and open-source software (FOSS), and cooperative practices, could offer valuable insights. These examples may serve as lessons (‘education’) for governments in small island developing states to help them overcome the current impasse in achieving sustainable open education solutions.

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Please Note:

  • The start time is 3:00PM (15:00) Eastern U.S. time
  • This and all Microconferences will be recorded for future viewing. If you would like to submit a question for the presenter in advance of the session, please email it to the Registrar email address listed below.

There is no fee to attend, but space is limited, so Register Now.

(The link to access this event will be included in your registration confirmation email.)

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