Engin Kursun (OLnet Visiting Fellow) presented the following paper at the AECT conference in California in 2010 and the session was attended by David Wiley who asked follow up questions.
The conference provides a forum for sharing ideas on redefining the role and strategies of ODL in promoting cross-nation human capacity building. Beyond the main theme of “Expanding Horizons – New Approaches to Open and Distance Learning (ODL)”, will be the following sub-themes:
1) ODL and human capacity building
2) ODL in a changing world
3) Quality and ODL - the way forward
4) Management and strategic development of ODL
5) Open Educational Resources (OER) in a global world
We are aware that on some of the PCs on campus there may be problems initially with connecting to the Elluminate sessions for the Open University 'Learning in an Open World' conference (22-23 June http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2012)
Liveblog notes from Doug Clow at the CALRG Conference 2010, 24-25 May 2010, Jennie Lee Building, The Open University - "OLnet one year on" http://dougclow.wordpress.com/2010/05/24/calrg-conference-olnet-one-year-on/
The OER conference in Stockholm (8&9 February 2010) addressed the scope for OER in Sweden. In many ways it could be ideal for adopting OER; there is a push towards distance learning that suits the geography and perhaps the personality and collaborative feel of the nation.
I went to the JISC CETIS conference “A brave new world” last week in Birmingham, and I found it a very useful and friendly event. Grainne Conole and I live blogged some of the sessions - a new experience for me! I thought I'd supplement those notes with a summary of what I took away from the conference.
The Tempest, by John Waterhouse.
Added the OER10 conference as an event in the calendar. Members of OLnet team are submitting papers for the call deadline of 6 November 2009. www.ucel.ac.uk/oer10/
Added to site as a new event - see: http://olnet.org/node/58