Webinars for Open Education Week

On the 6th and 7th March 2012, the University of Leicester will be running a series of webinars entitled ‘Enabling universal access to higher education via openness and collaboration?’ to celebrate Open Education week. Gabi Witthaus in our team is leading on this and is doing a great job of lining up some fantastic speakers for the events!

Confirmed speakers include Jim Taylor (University of Southern Queensland), George Siemens (Athabasca University), Martin Weller and Patrick McAndrew (The Open University, UK), Sandra Wills (Wollongong University) and Casi Doncheva (Northtec Polytechnic). Oh and me ;-)

The series is hosted by us at the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at Leicester, as part of the TOUCANS and ELKS projects, in partnership with the Open University’s SCORE programme and HEFCE. More information and registration details can be found here.

3 Responses to “Webinars for Open Education Week”

  1. Jonathan Vernon Says:

    I look forward to taking part as a vocal student and practioner.

  2. Gráinne Says:

    Great Jonathan glad you are interested in being involved - looks like a great event with a fab lineup of speakers!

  3. simonfj Says:


    Could yu do us both a favour and see if the OCWC guys would add this to their #openeducationwk twitter feed. It’s always a pity to see a spot where nothing appears to be going on. http://www.openeducationweek.org/category/localevents/

    Perhaps Gabi could take the Dutch approach and give us an idea of the agenda. http://opencourseware.eu/OpenEducationEvent2012

    I learn better by reading/writing than (just) listening/talking. I’m a slow reader/thinker. “VLE as a trojan horse” is a nice relevant one to me, even if it isn’t to the HE academy’s committee. I do like to have the time to consider a group’s (aggregated) content before I’d bother to ask a question or have a chat.

    I’m interested in the infrastructure stuff. i.e. the networks. And i don’t get much opportunity to see where discussions between content collaborators and their network people come together. I mean it’s really nice to see all the elks and toucans having a chat inside an ark but it doesn’t help to discover how they expect to build ships which don’t leak, or house the rest of the managerie.

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