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[Walk in] Patrick Geddes Steps, Patrick Geddes was an Edinburgh based architect, planner, and early green thinker often cited as the source of the term “Think Global Act Local”.  Image Source, Jones Bob,  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Patrick_Geddes_Steps_-_geograph.org.uk_-_896501.jpg (CC BY-SA 2.0)

[Walk in] Patrick Geddes Steps, Patrick Geddes was an Edinburgh based architect, planner, and early green thinker often cited as the source of the term “Think Global Act Local”.
Image Source, Jones Bob,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Patrick_Geddes_Steps_-_geograph.org.uk_-_896501.jpg (CC BY-SA 2.0)

OEPS and Learning for Sustainability Scotland will be running a workshop on the 3rd of March at the University of Edinburgh. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the role of free open online learning material in supporting the work of Learning for Sustainability (LfS) practitioners in Scotland. The idea of the workshop arose out of a meeting in late 2016 which a range of LfS partners attended.

At the meeting we were all struck by the overlaps in our approaches to educational practice. On the surface there is a view that questions of sustainability and open education are questions about practice itself, and about changing practice. Our sense of educational practice as something social and situated, and then broader sense of values, a commitment to equity and social inclusion informed our both of our approaches at a deeper level.

It is always pleasing to spend an afternoon with people to who share similar questions about educational practice, but in the end one is left wondering – So What?. In this case ‘So What?’ resulted in a Task Group to explore the questions, see the invitation to join the Task Group and the forthcoming event.

During the day we will – very briefly – share some experiences of working with free and open and our thoughts about those overlaps. However, most of the day will be given over to discussion and exploring the opportunities and challenges around free open online learning materials and to support learning for sustainable development

If you are interested in joining the discussion then we look forward to seeing you on the day, here is a link so you can book your place.

Ronald Macintyre

 

Reusable Thinking About Open Workshop content out now!

As you might be aware, OEPS have conducted a large number of workshops on different facets of open practice with organisations and institutions across Scotland over the past two years. Perhaps the team has visited where you’re based or you caught taster sessions of workshops at an OEPS Forum?

As part of the OEPS commitment to openness, we’re proud to announce that the first set of reusable workshop content is now available. This content relates to the Thinking about Open workshops that myself and Bea developed and facilitated.  The workshop content is CC BY licensed and we invite you to reuse it in any way you see fit! You could facilitate a similar workshop, reuse any of the activities and content or simply review it for ideas. The choice is yours!

So what is Thinking about Open?

Thinking About Open is a half-day workshop exploring what openness and open educational practices are. The workshop aims to help instigate discussion at your organisation on how openness could make a difference to your own practices whilst acting as a springboard for further discussion on the practicalities of open practice. The workshop utilises a range of case studies and examples of openness to help facilitate discussion.

This workshop is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out more about openness and how it can make a difference to their own practice. [REF]

Various iterations of the workshop were delivered at 7 different college and higher education institutions across Scotland, as well as as taster sessions at various OEPS forums, over the past 18 months. We received positive feedback about the workshop from participants, for example:

“The ‘Thinking about Open’ session Beck and Bea facilitated for a range of UHI colleagues was both timely and excellent. It broadened and deepened the range of ways in which we could consider and approach open educational practice, and how an open ethos could be reflected in individual and collective practice within our own institutional context. We have already begun to further explore issues and ideas introduced during the workshop, and to identity practical and strategic next steps that we can take.”

Professor Keith Smyth, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Inverness (November 2016)

Thank you so much to everyone who hosted and participated in a workshop!

The CC BY licensed workshop pack is comprised of four parts:

We would love to know if and how you reuse any of the workshop pack. All feedback and comments are welcome! Please get in touch or @BeckPitt / @OEPScotland 

OEPS workshops in September 2016

This month is a busy time for the project with ten workshops scheduled between now and the end of September. The majority are learning design events. Two of the design workshops involve the Equality Challenge Unit and a consortium of universities and colleges. The aim is to produce an open course for teachers that supports efforts to increase the number of young women choosing to specialise in STEM subjects. Later in the month we will meet with staff from The University of Strathclyde to work on the first stage of planning a open CPD course for pharmacists. On the theme of teacher CPD we are also facilitating a first stage design workshop for a project aimed at producing a Scots Language course.

However, the design workshops are not simply aimed at OER production. We will also be using participatory design methods to help Unite the Union and the Poverty Alliance think through student centred approaches to the curation of free online resources. In addition we are meeting with members of the Learning for Sustainability network to think through the links between open practice and the specific needs of educators in this inter-disciplinary area with a view to designing a workshop or workshops for a wider audience.

Towards the end of the month we will be running our ‘Thinking about Open’ workshop for the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness and the College Development Network in Stirling.

Pete Cannell

 

#OEPSForum4 Online Registration is now open!

The online registration for #OEPSforum4 on Wednesday 9 March 2016 at Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling is now open. The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

To register for this event and find out more about parallel workshops, please visit our event on EventBrite:

Eventbrite - OEPS Forum 3

#OEPSforum4 Programme

Wednesday 9th March 10:00am – 4:00pm, Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling University

Programme

Time Programme
10:00 – 10:30 Registration, Posters and Networking
10:30 – 11:15 Keynote

Keynote contributions from Josie Fraser (Social and Educational Technologist) www.josiefraser.com

11:15 – 11:30 Introduction of our workshop sessions
 11:30 – 12:30 Workshop A (for everyone to participate): Designing a strategic approach to increase the use of OER and OEP in Scotland
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch, Posters and Networking
13:30 – 14:30 Parallel workshops (session 1)
  1B) Using OER – what does good practice look like?
  1C) Changing culture, changing practice
  1D) Open education and digital engagement through a widening participation lens
14:30 – 14:45 Break
 14:45 – 15:45 Parallel workshops (session 2)
  2B) Using OER – what does good practice look like?
  2C) Changing culture, changing practice
  2D) Open education and digital engagement through a widening participation lens
15:45-16:00 Closing Plenary

Everyone takes part in Workshop A: Designing a strategic approach to increase the use of OER and OEP in Scotland

This workshop presents an opportunity to discuss the strategic drivers, barriers and challenges to the use of OER and OEP within the formal and informal learning sectors. It is an opportunity to share experiences of OER and OEP and to consider what more could be done strategically and practically to increase their use. The workshop will contribute to the development of a draft strategic framework for OER and OEP in Scotland.

You will have the option to choose two out of the other three workshops :

Workshop B: Using OER – what does good practice look like?

This will be a participative facilitated session that will provide the opportunity for open education practitioners from the formal and informal sectors to speak about their experiences of using OER and for everyone to ask questions, discuss and analyse the characteristics of good practice.

Workshop C: Changing culture, changing practice

#OEPSForum3 identified that one of the key challenges for OER and OEP is not just about changing practice but is also about changing institutional culture. This workshop will focus on how we can change institutional and organizational culture and will discuss some of the challenges in making use of Open Educational Resources and Open Educational Practices in your context.

Workshop D: Open education and digital engagement through a widening participation lens

Learning takes place in a world that is permeated by digital technology. How well do we support the development of the basic skills that are required for participation in this world? How well do we understand the relationship between the skills for participation and the literacy skills required for effective learning in further and higher education?

Impressions and Thoughts Post #OEPSForum3

By Ronald Macintyre

OEPS Forum 3

OEPS Forum 3

Any record of an event where your main function is to keep time is likely to be imperfect and impressionistic. However, even as we head towards replacing imperfect human memory with digital memories I still think there is a role for forgetting, for a recollection system that seems to highlight the frequent and the exceptions. So here are my recollections of the day and the main themes.

The problem of alignment on came up frequently. At the moment it is not clear where openness sits, it is partly a function of the multiple interpretations of open, from the affordances of the learning objects (licence or design) to questions around conceptions of openness based on ideas around equity and social justice. These multiple interpretations make it difficult for people to see where it fits. For example, is being open about; international strategy, outreach strategy, marketing strategy, (dare I say) a Widening Participation Strategy. All but the final one came up frequently through the day, and the question was about alignment, about ensuring whatever function being more open served it would only serve that function if it was appropriately aligned to the strategy of the organisation. Inside these conversations about how to and what openness enables for organisations and absent presence was the sense of what it might enable for students. The alignment needs to match the resources capabilities and aspirations of the organisation, otherwise they will not be able to embed open practices. However, there is also a need to think about how well aligned those are to the wants and needs of students. Perhaps we need to ensure the student voice is much more clearly articulated and physically present at future events.

World café session

World café session

One thing that was noted more than once was how silent everyone was, few questions, and I agree with the comment that we had a lot to think about, big challenges to rise to. I also think it relates to this question of matching the internal and external environments of each organisation. As organisation look to align openness with these internal and external drivers they develop their own sense of openness, and in the end I think we each create openness in our own image. It is only right, but the diverse communities that came to the event, might also have contributed to a reluctance to “speak out” to place a mark in an uncertain landscape. For me those diverse readings of openness worked in the small groups, but not in the open floor session – lesson learnt.

However, one question that arose for me at the end of the day is – are there basic ideas or principles we ought to adhere to within open educational practice, and related, what is the role of policy. Where and how does bottom up and top down meet, both within the individual institution and within the broader education landscape. A couple of anecdotes here. In one of the two workshops the OEPS team ran in the afternoon one participant talked about getting his institution to sign up to the OpenScotland declaration, something which was clearly on folks minds. The nature of the OpenScotland declaration, the evolving nature of OEP and the culture within the Open Community (indeed one of key qualities) is the acknowledgement things are in a constant state of becoming.  The individual wondered how you would ever get the management to sign up to an agreement that was not fixed – jokingly noting management are likely to dismiss this with, “lets see what our lawyers say”. A clash of culture. Amusing, possibly, disappointing, definitely.

The second also come from an OEPS workshop, someone from one of the Scottish Ancients noted with dismay that the socio-economic profile of OER users was just a symptom of a wider malaise in Widening Participation, HE providers seems to be getting worse at this and the focus on younger learners was welcome but risked neglecting those who need a second chance. I know, I am sharing depressing anecdotes about clashes of culture and education providers reproducing inequalities through outreach programmes. But I think tensions are bound to arise, we will not change anything if we do not accept it is not all good news.

Allison Littlejohn's keynote speech

Allison Littlejohn’s keynote speech

This is a somewhat fractured account of the day, impressions and bits of questions, I am not going to attempt to draw this together into a neat package at the end. Instead I want to close with some thoughts about what Allison Littlejohn said about how individuals and organisations develop their understanding of OER, from learning about the objects and the licence and how to share, to embedding these in practice and reflecting on the implications for the educator and the learner of changes to educational practice. It is when the questions of objects, affordances, and licences become tacit, become routine that educators and organisations can start to explore what it means for them. I have probably tweaked Allison’s words to my own ends here, but you can read the “real thing” here. So how we do step up as education providers, producing things, doing things is part of it, but as someone noted at the end of the day if all that was achieved by a focus on OEP was making things they would not be satisfied, what we really needed to do as a community was look at how we manage and enable individuals and organisations to change.

Thinking About Open: Workshop Tour I

by Beck Pitt (OEPS project)

Last week (w/c 26 October) saw myself and Bea conduct the first of our workshop tours and participate in a number of events. Here’s a brief rundown of the highlights and a summary of notes from the sessions:

Thinking about Open at the University of Dundee

On Tuesday we headed up to Dundee to facilitate the first of our Thinking about Open workshops on this tour (slidedeck available here). As part of the first half of the workshop we explore and brainstorm what openness means (take a look at the photos of people’s contributions from the Dundee and UWS sessions above and below!) and then look at different examples of open practice (see case study cards) before taking a look at what OER is and how it is being used by educators and inspiring change around the world. The second half of the workshop focuses on barriers and challenges to OER/OEP, how to overcome these and the role of policy in facilitating change. The workshop aims to facilitate discussion and explore best practice and possible next steps.

Checking whether resources can be reused (and the time implication) was a concern with one participant noting that there had been cases of copyrighted resources being labelled as openly licensed on sites such as Flickr. Having to check the providence of a resource multiple times and via multiple channels highlights the need for raising the profile of best practice more generally to help mitigate issues of this type of incorrect attribution. Other examples noted during discussion included differences in sharing practices, with instances of others refusing to share reading lists being described by one participant.

Later on in the workshop we looked at possible barriers and challenges to using OER.  A lively discussion around possible challenges followed with one challenge (“time”) being identified as underpinning many of the issues raised. “Digital competency” was also perceived as an important barrier to OER adoption. Without appropriate training or support how will people know about OER or open practices? It can be difficult for people to know where to find OER, or ascertain what material is open. After all if you can find material online (e.g. by “googling it”) then can’t the material be reused? As people are often lacking in time it was suggested that training on finding, (re-)use and sharing of OER is included as part of institutional training for new staff. Training to use software for creating resources and legacy issues with different formats were also highlighted. This type of institution led activity would also help to build confidence, mitigate concerns about sharing material, as well as providing staff with digital literacy skills.

In addition, in order to embed open practices it was noted that working together to create resources or incentivising engagement with OER and OEP through recognition or promotion for teaching posts might be potential avenues to explore. Earlier in the workshop employer expectations and the requirements of professional bodies were also highlighted and more synergy between these might also help embed OEP and use of OER in institutions.

DigitalMe Open Badges workshop, Glasgow (28 October 2015) 

On Wednesday I headed over to Glasgow to participate in the DigitalMe Open Badges workshop. My notes from the session can be found at “Open Badges as Bridges: Design, Create, Connect”.

Bridges Programme AGM, Glasgow (29 October 2015) 

On Thursday we were delighted to participate in the Bridges Programme annual AGM, hear about the great work Bridges do in conjunction with other organisations and employers to help support asylum seekers, refugees and migrants by enabling them to develop their skills, establish networks and access educational and training opportunities. Read some of their client case studies.

A particular highlight was seeing colleague Lindsay Hewitt of The Open University in Scotland (OUiS) receive an Education and Training award for their work with Bridges in developing and using the reflection toolkit.

Going Open at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

Friday saw us head over to the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Paisley to run a large Thinking about Open workshop (check out the slidedeck). With a mix of colleagues including librarians, management, lecturers and instructional designers there was a multiplicity of perspectives but with similar concerns and experiences.

The “dark side of OER” was noted by one group in the openness brainstorm (see photos above) with loss of control, intellectual property rights (IPR) issues and a lack of understanding of sharing being potential barriers to use.  The danger of sharing (admittedly not a specific issue to OER) was also highlighted later on: what is to stop someone editing material so that it distorts its original meaning? On the positive side participants noted the ability to personalise learning through using open resources, “cohort identify” and peer support. Trust was also highlighted as an important factor for reuse of materials: are the resources credible? Is it easy and time efficient to find these resources?

It’s worth noting that at both Dundee and UWS examples of collective ownership resonated with participants: the Byron Statistics example where students and their teacher rework the class material annually was highlighted as particularly pertinent by several people during an early workshop activity focused on this and other case studies.

Internal recognition and encouraging people to develop more open practices (particularly in instances where peers have concerns or don’t know how to use or what OER is) were noted as critical to facilitating engagement, particularly as lack of clarity over IPR is a major barrier to sharing beyond one’s own institution. Like Dundee, UWS are in the process of developing institutional policy to encourage OER/OEP with a particular focus on IP and copyright issues. Introducing a policy such as that at Glasgow Caledonian clarifies IP/copyright and enables people to share resources they create as part of their job on an open license and therefore with a wider community.  It was agreed that a top down and bottom up drive to facilitate OEP/OER was needed to transform collective practice. However, it is not just institutional policy that is required but a structure to ensure the success of that policy: encouraging people to engage with OEP/OER through supportive, integrated training that simultaneously meets any external requirements is required. In addition case studies and examples of people who didn’t know about OEP/OER who moved to embrace more open practices, or examples of people that you know becoming more ‘open’, were noted as important within this context.

Later discussion highlighted the need for incentivisation to kick start engagement and encourage adoption: can OEP and the creation of OER be taken into account within the context of promotion? What about possible enhanced profile or an increase in citations? How can we measure the impact of any change in practice?

Collaborative authorship and leaving one’s ‘ego’ at the door (“let’s take the egos out of it“) is also important: open peer review and being open to receiving feedback from colleagues/students were highlighted as important practices which change the culture or collective practices at an organisation as well as potentially improving standards. Building on the idea of needing to push your ‘ego’ aside one participant reflected on the need to learn from students, with the role of reflection and working together with students (“facilitating a collective dose of humility”) also being discussed.

Fancy the team visiting your institution or organisation to conduct a workshop? Find out more!

Heriot Watt Workshop: Thinking about Open

by Beck Pitt (OEPS project)

Yesterday Bea, Martin, Pete and I visited Heriot Watt University for the first of our Thinking About Open workshops. We had a great day with the Heriot Watt team exploring different facets of openness and sharing examples and experiences. A slide deck of activities is available on the OEPS project Slideshare account.

In the morning participants explored the concept of openness and examined different examples of open practice. We also utilised an adapted version of an activity Catherine Cronin had developed, which encourages people to reflect on their own practices and which generated some interesting discussion (thank you, Catherine!)  You can see some of the morning’s activity below. During the afternoon we looked at examples of where openness is making a real difference (including OpenStax College textbooks and the DigiLit project in Leicester) before finishing up with a look at Creative Commons licensing. There was a strong interest in MOOCs and discussion on the quality of OER, role of social media, intellectual property and copyright, how and what to share and why one should (or shouldn’t!) share material.

Martin also gave a great keynote presentation on his recent book The Battle for Open. You can revisit or watch the presentation:

A big thanks to Kathryn and Gill at Heriot Watt for making the workshop possible, and to all the participants.  Bea and I will be reflecting on our experiences of the workshop and reviewing feedback over the coming weeks. In the meantime, if you’d like us to come and visit your institution check out our Workshops page or email us!

OEPS weekly update – 6 March 2015

This is the first of what we plan to be weekly updates on the project’s partnership and outreach activity. Normally we’ll cover the last five days but this time we thought we’d include the previous week too!

In the week beginning 23 February we had a number of discussions about using open educational materials to support democratic participation in Scottish society. We’ll be pursuing these in the coming months. Pete Cannell had an initial meeting with the Poverty Alliance and joined a discussion organised by Scottish Union Learning where we shared ideas about the development of Open Learning Champions with project workers from some of the main unions in Scotland. We also hosted the regular meeting of the OEPS Steering group where we reported on the progress of the project to date, including the plans for the OEPS hub website. A written report will be published on this blog shortly.

Ronald was putting the finishing touches to a report on the work we have been doing with rural schools in the Highlands using OER and OpenScienceLab, in part prompted by the upcoming deadline for OER15 http://oer15.oerconf.org/ where we are presenting on Wed the 15th of April, and partly so that we can assess what worked within the pilot and look at the next steps.

Ronald was also at the Scottish Union Learn Everyday Skills conference running a workshop to explore how we might encourage digital participation through and for education, it was a very insightful event and we learnt a great deal about how to support Union Learning organisers. It was a rich conversation and you can find more at the twitter hashtag #sules15

This week Pete met with the E-Learning Alliance and Pete and Ronald started discussions on how to produce an OER version of gender equality materials produced by the Teacher Education in Malawi project. Pete’s also developed a draft of a workshop and materials to support the development of Open Learning Champions which we will revise and refine following feedback from all those involved.

Looking ahead we have preparations to make around a series of workshops in Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where we will be running a series of events in communities throughout the park using an enterprise OER Rural Entrepreneurship Scotland to structure a series of sessions exploring some of the complex problems facing remote and rural communities

Preparations for the OEPS Advisory forum on the 19th March are well in hand and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone who has signed up for this free event. We have space for a few more people to join us, so if you haven’t already booked your place, please register via Eventbrite. You can choose 2 of the 4 afternoon workshops to participate in as well as the project update and the keynote by Professor Laura Czerniewicz in the morning. For more information including workshop descriptions and the programme for the day, please read the Advisory Forum 2 blog post.

 

 

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 sch.sales@stir.ac.uk and quote reference number 121111.

Programme

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 http://declaration.openscot.net/

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?

OEPS Advisory Forum 2

As part of its mission to facilitate best practice in Scottish open education, Opening Educational Practices Scotland (OEPS) is holding its second Advisory Forum on Thursday 19th March 2015.  The project launch and first forum was held in October 2014, and future forums are planned every 6 months.

The purpose of the Forum is:

  • To explore the latest developments in open educational practice and pedagogy
  • To provide insight into practical ways to get started, deepen or enhance your understanding of OEP
  • To share the project’s progress, plans and findings
  • To explore how OEPS can help you and your organisation – and how to get involved in the project
  • To enable participants to build their own network of open educational practitioners

We do this by:

  • Bringing together leading practitioners
  • Providing workshops on leading edge topics as well as introductory sessions for those new to OEP
  • Encouraging groups from organisations to come to the forum to learn together
  • Building time into the programme for participants to network
  • Facilitating sessions where the project can learn from participants’ knowledge and experience

Further details of the programme and how to register will follow soon, however in the meantime please put the date and venue in your diary:

Thursday 19th March (9:30 am – 3:30 pm) at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

The twitter hashtag for this event is #OEPSforum2