‘The Promise of Open Education’ conference agenda


Date: Monday 11th September

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Download the agenda for ‘The Promise of Open Education’ conference.



All sessions marked * will be live streamed via Periscope from @OEPScotland

1000-1030 Registration
1030-1040 Chair’s Welcome*:

Ms Susan Stewart, Director, The Open University in Scotland and OEPS project sponsor

1040-1100 Supporting open education in Scotland’*:

Mr Michael Cross, Interim Director of Access, Skills & Outcome Agreements, Scottish Funding Council

1100-1130 ‘The promise of open education: What can open education do for you’*

Dr Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice, American University in Cairo

1130-1140 Questions*
1140-1200 Coffee break
1210-1220 Case study: Developing policy and practice on open education*

Professor Keith Smyth, University of Highlands and Islands

1220-1230 Case study: A partnership between the third sector, HE and Education Scotland*

Ms Frances Ranaldi, Development Officer, Education Scotland/Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit

1230-1240 ‘The legacy of OEPS – where next for open education and widening participation?’*

Dr Pete Cannell, OEPS Co-Director

1240-1300 Questions and roundtable discussion:

Reflections on open education in Scotland?

1300-1400 Lunch

Showcase of open education including posters

1400-1405 Chair’s Welcome*:

Mr Andrew Law, OEPS Co-Director

1405-1425 ‘What the promise of open education means for us: Learning from OEPS project partners’*

Parkinson’s UK (Ms Claire Hewitt, Education Adviser: Virtual learning programmes)

Dyslexia Scotland / Education Scotland (Ms Frances Ranaldi, Development Officer)

1425-1445 ‘Facilitating the promise of open education in Scotland: Learning from OEPS’*

Dr Pete Cannell, OEPS Co-Director

1445 – 1455 Comfort break


1455-1525 ‘#BeOpen, Being open: Learning from each other’*

Panel discussion and twitter chat #BeOpen

1525-1555 ‘The promise of open education for the future: Key challenges and opportunities’*

Professor Frank Rennie, Professor of Sustainable Rural Development, Assistant Principal (Research, Enterprise, and Development); and


Ms Lorna Campbell, Education Design and Engagement, University of Edinburgh in conversation

1555-1600 Close of conference*

Ms Susan Stewart, Director, The Open University in Scotland and OEPS project sponsor

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