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Open Education Awards for excellence 2018

Today the Open Education Consortium announced the winners of the 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence, in the categories of open resources, tools & practices. I’m very excited in general about all of this years winners. So congrats to all! Most of all I am very proud to be able to share that with todays announcement TU Delft received its second Open Education Award of 2018, for our efforts in integrating openness in the TU Delft Strategic framework 2018-2024.

Open Education Award for Open Policies

This award illustrates our commitment as a university towards openness, not only in education but in the broad range of activities we aim to achieve in the coming 6 years.

Open Aspects TU Delft Strategic Framework 2018-2024, CC BY TU Delft

Open Aspects TU Delft Strategic Framework 2018-2024, CC BY TU Delft

During the Open Education Week 2018, we organised a succesful Open Education Seminar, where all TU Delft participants actively discussed what next steps could be to continue bringing openness to everyday practice even more.

For me, this award also reflects how openness has grown towards a stronger maturity in the last 10 years. In 2007 TU Delft started its first steps in open education. Looking at what we achieved in the past almost 11 years https://ocw.tudelft.nl/10-years/ this award and our efforts towards integrating openness in all layers of our organisation makes me proud.

Educator Award for Felienne Hermans

And earlier this year the individual award winners were announced. Felienne Hermans will recieve the Educator award for her efforts in opening up access to programming education. To be honoust, this almost needs no introduction. The Open Education Consortium press release says enough. Congrats Felienne!

OE Global 24-26 April

With just about a month to go, we are excited to get closer and closer to the OE Global conference, which we may host this year. Looking forward to a great conference, where amongst others the awards will be handed over to the rightful owners.

OE Global 2018: call for proposals opened

As you might have seen or heard, the Open Education Consortium and TU Delft will host OE Global 2018 conference at TU Delft Netherlands between 24 and 26 April 2018. We are exited to announce that the theme will be Transforming Education through Open Approaches. The website is now live and the call for proposals is now open.

“The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.”

Call for proposals

The call for proposals enables you to submit proposals to offer ‘presentations‘, ‘panel sessions‘, ‘action labs‘ and ‘poster sessions‘, and there is a journal publication opportunity in the open access journal ‘Open Praxis’. Proposals need to fit tracks mentioned below. Learn more at http://conference.oeconsortium.org/2018/call-for-proposals/

Conference tracks:

  • Open Connections
    Connecting different worlds of Open, such as open access, open science, open source software; strengthening our reach and increasing impact through collaboration.
  • Open Education Research
    Research on practices to mainstream openness in education; evidence of impact, studies of educational transformation using open modalities.
  • Innovation through opening traditional practices
    MOOCs as an accelerator for open & online education, opening teaching practices through open textbooks, openly licensed student work as OER.
  • Policies & strategies for Open Education
    Setting priorities and conditions for mainstreaming Open Education, designing effective policies and strategies, connecting open education policies to larger policy movements such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Open Government Partnership.
  • Institutionalizing Open Education
    Intellectual property arrangements at schools and universities; reward and recognition systems; institutional conventions; disciplinary norms; types of in-service training for Open Education; impact on hiring practices; challenges and barriers for mainstreaming openness; openness as a tool for community outreach, enhancing leadership in open education.
  • Tools & Technologies for Open Education
    Supporting the development and use of tools for OER production, hosting, use and remix, authoring OER, conventions for tagging OER, hosting derivative works, citation conventions for derivative works, standards for remixable formats.
  • Open Educational Practices/Open Pedagogy
    New approaches to teaching and learning based on openness, personalization of education, OER-enhanced teaching, facilitating informal learning with open resources, course redesign with a focus on open.
  • Connecting Open Education to formal education
    Accelerating adoption of open education, recognition and rewards for open education adoption, alignment of open education values to institutional mission, accreditation of open education, recognition of learning through open means.
  • Student perspectives
    Student-led initiatives to advance open education and research, impact of open for students, student perceptions of open education, students as open education leaders.

Impressions OE Global 2017

The last day of the Open Education Global Conference has just gone past. So it is time to reflect on what I’ve learned those days. To start off, the conference took place in an amazing venue and the organization was very well done. Compliments to the organizers!

2017 is the year in which the Capetown Declaration of OER celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. For me, running towards the conference, this raised high expectations, expecting to see what the Open Education movement has accomplished since 2007 and to discuss what the future holds. And this did take part in the closing panel discussion on the last day of the conference, where many interesting new directions were discussed.

2 years ago, at the Open Education Global Conference in Banff, David Wiley made a plea for rethinking the movement. Back then, as I recall, he pointed out that the first period of the open movement was heavily aimed at creating and sharing OER. But although this ambition has been and still is very important, this should not be the end goal. In the end OER and Open Education are means to work towards actually transforming education, making it more accessible, more global, more effective (not only from the cost perspective) and more open. Thus, I remember him pleaing for thinking about the next step in the open education movement.

Moving from OER to Open Education in all its aspects, including MOOCs, has been an answer we saw happening already back then, two years ago.

But now, I think this year the community showed that we have listened. This year, both in the keynotes, in the research tracks, education tracks and policy presentations, such as Cable Green’s vision on next steps for Creative Commons, it struck me that Open Educational Practices and Pedagogy were central to many of the talks and discussions I participated in, or would liked to have participated in. Although definitions on these terms are still developing and so far hard to dot down – where David Wiley and Bronswyn Hegarty have already provided interesting (but not the only) viewpoints – the common ground of applying open aspects to education was clearly visible.

This provides an interesting starting point for the upcoming year. And with the current Year of Open promoting openness in all its facets, I have gotten quite excited about what is to come. Hopefully in the next year we will see not only a broader application of Open Educational Practices and Open Pedagogies, but also an expansion of our open values to collaborations with all other open fields, suchs as research, data, software, policy, etc.

It appearently proved hard to get to that point this year. Perhaps 2017 was just a bit to early and the Year of Open still needs some traction. The joint approach from open practices and pedagogy and broader cross collaborations on openness, might just hold the key to actually mainstreaming Openness in the fields we work for.

Let’s see where the movement is going. And let’s discuss more about this at the next Open Education global Conference, where we are incredibly honored to welcome you at Delft University of technology.

Toolkit Workshop Implementing Open Education

Last year Robert Schuwer and me developed a workshop to stimulate teachers to think about how to implement elements of open education in their daily educational practice. Based on the workshop we created a toolkit including all the documents we used, enabling you and others to build on and offer the workshop in your own context. We encourage you to use, adapt the toolkit and offer the workshop. And obviously we would love to hear your input!

We will present our experiences during Open Education Global in March 2017 and hope to see you there!

Below you’ll find Robert’s blog providing a bit more context (CC BY Robert Schuwer):

“Open educational resources, open online courses (eventually “massive”) and open tools like blog, twitter and open forums offer a potentially rich source to use in education. It enables active learning and a more tailor-made approach of education. When teachers are aware of the opportunities open online education can offer, they are able to make an informed choice to use them optimal when designing a course. To enable this, basic knowledge of the many manifestations of openness in education is needed. In the end, their range of teaching methods is enlarged.

To realize this, together with Martijn Ouwehand (Delft University of Technology) under the umbrella of the SURF SIG Open Education, we have developed a workshop targeted at teachers who are interested in applying forms of openness into their lectures.

The objectives of the workshop are to raise awareness of the opportunities of openness and how to integrate them to achieve the optimal learning experience for the students. Open educational practices offers a base to connect openness to the daily practice of a teacher; this workshop tries to give the ideas more flesh and blood.

The workshop offers two approaches of how to use forms of openness in course design:

  • Reuse of open learning materials or open courses. This reuse can range from just reusing the idea behind a specific OER (not all 5R rights are necessary for this aim) to reusing  reworked and remixed OER (all 5R rights are necessary)
  • Expand openness to open tools and open platforms, using an open pedagogy. For this workshop we have adopted a revised version of the definition of open pedagogy by Hegarty.

This workshop was organized twice in 2016 under the umbrella of SURFacademy. Feedback from the participants was used to improve the resources of the workshop. This has resulted in a toolkit. The toolkit can be used by those interested in organizing this workshop in their own institution.

The toolkit consists of the following resources:

  • A script. This contains all information needed to organize the workshop (available as .pdf, .docx and .odt)
  • A course manual “Basics of open”. This manual is intended for self-study a basic course on openness in education (available as .pdf, .docx and .odt)
  • Slides “Workshop Implementing open education”. These slides can be used in the workshop (available as .pptx)
  • Two inspirational models.

All resources are published under a CC BY license. The toolkit is available in both Dutch and English and can be downloaded from here.

We intend to regularly update the toolkit, based on feedback of users. Feedback can be provided using this form.

We hope this workshop will add to widening adoption of forms of open online education by teachers.

Blog text CC BY SA Robert Schuwer: http://robertschuwer.nl/blog/?p=1435

Blog text CC BY SA Robert Schuwer: http://robertschuwer.nl/blog/?p=1435

Open Onderwijs: Stimuleringsregeling en workshop

Vandaag zijn zowel de stimuleringsregeling Open & Online Onderwijs als een workshop rondom de inzet van open leermiddelen in onderwijs  gelanceerd.

Stimuleringsregeling Open & Online Onderwijs

Vandaag heeft het Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap een nieuwe ronde binnen de Stimuleringsregeling Open & Online Onderwijs gelanceerd. Het is goed om te lezen dat er deze keer meer aandacht lijkt te bestaan voor projecten waarin bestaande leermiddelen worden hergebruikt met als doel de kwaliteit en doelmatigheid van onderwijs te verhogen. Hiermee wordt het m.i. mogelijk de ware kracht van Open Onderwijs te laten zien. Projecten kunnen tot 15 december worden ingediend. Ben je geïnteresseerd in de mogelijkheden op dit gebied, lees dan nog even verder…

Workshop Open onderwijsvormen toepassen voor docenten en onderwijsondersteuners (22 augustus & 13 oktober)

Daarnaast organiseren Robert Schuwer (Fontys Hogeschool) en ik namens de Special Interest Group Open Education na het zomerreces een workshop, waarin we docenten willen ondersteunen om de kansen die open onderwijs biedt te benutten in het (campus)onderwijs, zoals (her)gebruik en aanpassing van bestaande leermiddelen en studenten in contact brengen met een open community middels activerende werkvormen. In de workshop informeren we de deelnemers over deze kansen en dagen we hen uit om deze kennis toe te passen in een eigen lesontwerp (met zogenaamde Open Educational Practices als resultaat). De workshop duurt maximaal 1 dag en wordt 2 keer aangeboden, namelijk op 22 augustus en 13 oktober, maar kent een maximum van 20 deelnemers per keer.

Deze workshop richt zich in eerste instantie op docenten die meer willen bereiken met het onderwijs dat zij verzorgen. Onderwijsondersteuners zijn natuurlijk ook welkom. Daarnaast zorgen we er ook voor dat de opzet en de materialen van de workshop beschikbaar komen, zodat onderwijsondersteuners de workshop zelf kunnen toepassen binnen de eigen instelling.

De workshop kan erg interessant zijn om je te oriënteren op de mogelijkheden van (her)gebruik van bestaande open leermiddelen, bijvoorbeeld in voorbereiding op de stimuleringsregeling Open & Online Onderwijs. Schrijf je dus snel in. het aantal plekken is beperkt.

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