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Weekly update w/c 8th November 2010; Team news, info and useful links


Sorry that the weekly newsletter has not appeared for a month.  I could say that is because there was no news, but unfortunately more like too much.  I have been on leave for two weeks and then a significant number of the team, including me, were at Open Ed 2010 and Mozilla Drumbeat.

Blog posts from team members about the events:

OLnet Staff news

Janet Dyson has moved on to the SCORE project and we now have Natalie Eggleston providing administrative support and project co-ordination. 

OLnet Fellows News

Jia Yimin gave a presentation on "The Development of China’s OER: Chinese Course of Excellence Project and Case Study" on Wednesday 10th November @ 2.00pm Ash meeting room Jennie Lee Building. For summary see blog post here: and

Agnes Sandor is giving a presentation @2:30pm on Thursday 11th November in KMI.

Events and calls

OER11 call for papers:, call closes 30th November 2010

OER IPR Support website & event on 24th November 2010:

‘Learning, Media and Technology Doctoral Research Conference’ Mon 4th July '11 in London Deadine 17th Jan for abstracts.

Open Call Special Journal Issue on Creativity and Open Educational Resources (OER) - The European Journal on Open, Distance and e-Learning (EURODL), deadline 1st Feb '11 (being organised by Grainne Conole and Elsebeth Sorensen).

  • Key dates:
  • Presentations at OU workshop: 23rd November 2010
  • Submission of full manuscripts: 1st February 2010
  • Reviewers’ comments will be sent by: 1st March 2011
  • Revised versions to be received by: 1st April 2011
  • Publication: Late Spring 2011


United Nations University online discussion: Open Educational Resources (OER) in the context of Higher Education in Africa The online debate took place from 18–24 October 2010 and seems to have had a low response, but there may be some useful points and contacts in the discussion.