The Promise of Open Education Conference #BeOpen: Recordings and Presentations

The Promise of Open Education’ conference #BeOpen was the final event of the OEPS project marking the end of the project. However, it does not represent the end of the conversation on open educational practices in Scotland, hence the theme of the conference – ‘The Promise of Open Education’. The conference looked at where Scotland is living up to the promise of open education, and where there is more to be done to realise this potential and consider how to do this.

Watch the conference or view the presentations

The conference was livestreamed, you can watch the recordings of the whole conference online at:

‘The promise of open education: What can open education do for you’

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

Case study: Developing policy and practice on open education

Professor Keith Smyth, University of Highlands and Islands

Case study: A partnership between the third sector, HE and Education Scotland

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

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

Dr Pete Cannell, OEPS Co-Director

‘What the promise of open education means for us: Learning from Parkinson’s UK’

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

What the promise of open education means for us: Learning from Dyslexia Scotland / Education Scotland’

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

‘Facilitating the promise of open education in Scotland: Learning from OEPS’

Dr Pete Cannell, OEPS Co-Director

‘#BeOpen, Being open: Learning from each other’

Panel discussion and twitter chat #BeOpen

Panel members: Beck Pitt, Joe Wilson, Kenji Lamb, Maha Bali

‘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

Close of conference

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

Continue the conversation

There was lively conversation during the conference (in the room and virtually) you can continue the conversation by following #BeOpen or @OEPScotland on twitter

Make a #BeOpen pledge or promote openness with a #BeOpen selfie – make your pledge or download selfie signs here.


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