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#OEPSforum3 posters

These are some of the posters which will be presented at #OEPSforum3 on 5 November 2015 in Glasglow:

Growing Skills: meeting the digital needs of online learners at RBGE – Cathy Shields, Jane Robertson and Lorna Mitchell, Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh

Development & Evaluation of University of Glasglow Biology pre-entry summer school – Dr Avril Edmond & Dr Mary McVey, University of Glasgow

25 years of embracing and fostering openness in education – Ildiko Mazar, European Distance and E-learning Network, UK

Open Educational Practices and Widening Participation – Lindsay Hewitt, The Open University in Scotland

Why and how the Open University provides free learning – Patrina Law, The Open University


Call for #oepsforum3 posters

The next OEPS forum takes place on 5 November 2015 in Glasgow.

We are interested in poster submissions that cover the use of OER or open practices in the context of widening participation and transitions. We understand widening participation in a broad sense to include material aimed at groups who are under-represented in formal higher education and at the use of OER in non-institutional settings such as the workplace. Submissions concerned with educational transitions may also have a widening participation focus although this is not essential. We are interested in transitions from informal to formal learning, from education to work or work to education, from school to college or university and from college to university.

If you have an idea for poster and you’re not sure it fits the criteria please do send us a short resume to and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

General submission guidance

Poster Proposal

Your poster proposal should include a brief abstract of no more than 200 words (including up to 6 references), emphasise the unique value of the work and summarize the results, issues or contributions being presented.  The full abstract is required by 1 September 2015.

Visual impact

Posters should be eye-catching visual representations of the topic or subject: they can include graphics, tables, charts, concise text and/or images.

Printed poster size

Recommended size is A0 (84.1cm x118.9cm) portrait or A1 (59.4cm x 84.1cm) landscape.  Posters should be single sided.

Design and printing

Please arrange to design and print the poster for display at the OEPS forum.  We will be in touch before the date to give you information about delivery of your poster to the venue.

Creative Commons Licence

Copyright – we will share your poster on the OEPS website along with the abstract so please only use images and material that can be shared by Creative Commons licence – please ensure your poster carries a Creative Commons licence.

Electronic version

Please provide a PDF version of your poster which will be uploaded to – you are welcome to provide a URL of a site where you are displaying the poster. Send your PDF of the poster to by 2 November 2015.