OERu/OERu 18.11 Meeting/Session 6
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|Opening doors to higher education isn’t enough: The deeper challenges of OER|
Moderator: Adrian Stagg, Manager (Open Educational Practice), University of Southern Queensland
One of the first recognised promises of open educational resources (OER) was broader access to, and by extension, greater participation in, higher education globally. However, many have treated access and participation as a singular concept, instead of recognising the distinct environmental, organisational, and attitudinal requirements for successfully ‘opening up education’. As the open education movement matures, and strives for mainstream integration, a nuanced conversation leading to achievable strategy is required by those organisations seeking to engage authentically with openness.
The panelists will respond to the challenge of not only providing access, but also widening participation in a truly open university, or open education setting. During this event, perspectives on governance, strategy, opportunities, challenges, student engagement, and learning and teaching will be considered using the lens of raising awareness levels of, and deliberate planning for, open educational experiences. Panellists will share insights and lessons learned from their own experience highlighting implications for the OERu international network.
This event will be live-streamed, and openly accessible, and includes the attendees of the 2018 OERu International Partners Meeting in Port Macquarie, Australia. Participants are encouraged to interact with topics, and pose questions to the panel.
Meet the panellists