Bookings open for the OEPS Advisory Forum 2

Book now for the OEPS advisory forum

Bookings are now open for the second Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Advisory forum on Thursday 19th March 2015 at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA.

Highlights of this free one day face to face event include a keynote by Laura Czerniewicz, an update on OEPS project progress and a series of interactive workshops during the afternoon. The forum will enable you to explore the latest developments in open educational practice and pedagogy, discover how the OEPS project can help your organisation and how you can get involved. It will also help you build your network of open educational practitioners.

Professor Laura Czerniewicz is the founder and Director of the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town and has worked in the field of educational technology at UCT for over a decade. She will be joining us via Video Conference.

Please book your place via the Event link on Eventbrite.

The twitter hashtag for this event is #OEPSforum2

Accommodation: The event is free.  Should you require overnight accommodation, Stirling Court Hotel is offering a reduced rate for Advisory Forum attendants at £59.00 per person per night, based on single occupancy of a double en-suite room with breakfast. To book a room, please call Stirling Court Hotel on 01786 451666 or email and quote reference number 121111.


9:30 am Registration, networking with coffee/tea
10:00 am Welcome and update from the OEPS project team
11:00 am Keynote address and questions: An international perspective on opening educational practices by Professor Laura Czerniewicz
12:15 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Parallel workshops 1:
1a. Exploring Openness
1b. Open, collaborative and sharing practices in Scottish Further Education Colleges
1c. The Scottish Open Education Declaration
1d. Open Education – does it work in practice?
2:00 -2:15 pm Coffee/Tea/changeover between workshops
2:15 – 3:15 pm Parallel workshops 2
2a. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
b, c and d repeated
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Interactive plenary session

Workshop Descriptions

Parallel workshop 1a: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Exploring openness

(Beck Pitt and Bea de los Arcos, Researchers at The Open University)

Description: Come and try out an OEPS workshop session and explore different ways of being open! Working together to think about what kinds of practices are open we’ll be exploring examples of openness in this interactive session.

Audience: Open to everyone but those who are interested in finding out more about what open educational practices (OEP) and open educational resources (OER) are may benefit from this most.

Parallel workshop 2a: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

(Beck Pitt and Bea de los Arcos, Researchers at The Open University)

Description: This structured session will be a chance for participants to consider the pros and cons of reuse. We’ll discuss concerns about reusing resources, debate about the challenges to reuse, share successful stories of reuse, but also identify those areas in which support is needed.

Audience: Open to everyone, both experienced in and newcomers to openness.

Parallel workshop 1b and 2b

Open, Collaborative and Sharing practices in Scottish Further Education Colleges

(Joe Wilson (CEO) and Gerry Dougan (eColleges) from the College Development Network)

Description: Joe and Gerry will give a brief outline of current practices and platforms within Scotland’s FE Sector, looking at sector specific barriers to a more open practice. These will inform a discussion on what is needed to enable open practices within the sector and a broader exploration on how to enable open educational practices more generally.

Parallel workshop 1c and 2c

The Scottish Open Education Declaration

(Lorna Campbell, JISC CETIS Assistant Director, University of Bolton)

Description: This workshop provides an opportunity to find out more about the declaration and to consider how it could be useful in your institution or organisation. The latest draft of the declaration developed by the Open Scotland network can be found at

Parallel workshop 1d and 2d

Does ‘open’ really work in practice?

(Amy Woodgate – Project Manager, Online Learning Special Projects and Stuart Nicol – Educational Design and Engagement, University of Edinburgh)

Description: A workshop to highlight the resources required and potential gains from reusing and repurposing open content, drawing on the experiences of the University of Edinburgh and collaboration partners. The session will comprise of presentations, lively discussion and practical workshop elements to identify how OEP could evolve to encourage greater use.

Key questions:

  • What are the benefits of repurposing open content?
  • What are the costs/implications?

Posted on February 13, 2015, in Announcement, Event, workshop and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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