Virtually Connecting at #OER18 from Bristol, U.K.

We’re Virtually Connecting with #OER18 on 18th and 19th April 2018

#OER18 turns the focus on one of the often-cited benefits of ‘open’ – the promise of inclusivity. How do the resources, methods and projects that make up Open Education support making education available to all? As a movement over 15 years old, has Open Education made an impact – on learners, on society and on education? What can we do to to support learning in the open – and how can we use open to support learning?

Widening the #OER18 conversations through Virtually Connecting sessions, we want to connect keynote speakers, chairs, organisers and onsite participants to you. Themes include:

  • How can open practice and research support learner success?
  • How does Open Education foster learner diversity and support inclusivity?
  • What skills do learners need and develop in experiencing open learning?
  • Politics in action: what are your latest initiatives in support of learning and growth?
  • How is OER learning from, and contributing to, other open activities, e.g. open science, open source, open data, open access etc.?

Join us and add your voice to any of these hangout conversations! Add a comment below or tweet to @VConnecting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 12:10 pm [UK Time]

We’ll connect with Alan Levine, Mia Zamora and Maha Bali in a ‘fishbowl’ session from onsite, along with session participant Deb Baff. The virtual buddies include Rebecca Hogue, Autumm Caines and Christian Friedrich. Our onsite guest for the session is Debbie Baff.

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Wednesday, April 18 – 3:00 pm [UK time]

We’ll connect with onsite buddy Teresa MacKinnon with guest Doug Belshaw and virtual buddy Ken Bauer.

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Thursday, April 19 – 10:30 am [UK time]

We’ll connect with onsite guests David Wiley, Tannis Morgan and Sheila MacNeill, and onsite buddy Martin Weller. The virtual buddy is Helen DeWaard.

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Thursday, April 19 – 12:00 pm [UK time]

We’ll connect with onsite guests Laura Ritchie and her students with onsite buddy Teresa MacKinnon. The virtual buddy is Helen DeWaard.

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Thursday, April 19 – 1:30 pm [UK time]

We’ll connect with onsite guests David Kernohan, Vivien Rolfe and Jim Luke with virtual buddy Helen DeWaard.

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Thursday, April 19 – 2:00 pm [UK time]

We’ll connect with onsite guest Martin Weller, Maren Deepwell and Lorna M. Campbell. Onsite buddy is Teresa MacKinnon and the virtual buddy is Christian Friedrich.

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Join us and add your voice to any one of these conversations by commenting below OR sending a tweet to @VConnecting on Twitter.

Aside from VConnecting sessions above, keynotes will be livestreamed, and info for remote participation is here.

And all are invited to join the hybrid #BreakOpen workshop – details here:

Photograph attribution

“Millenium Square, Bristol, England” flickr photo by David McKelvey https://flickr.com/photos/dgmckelvey/9538006984 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license

2 Comments

  1. I would like to attend the virtual conf with Maha Bali on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – 12:10 pm [UK Time], is there any registration to be done?

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