The virtual workshop “Mainstreaming Open Education” asks what is holding back Open Education (OE) and looks into mainstreaming strategies at the institutional level, from best practice to lessons learned.
Running from 5–10 March 2012, the workshop provides a slideshow on key definitions and aspects of OE, and is then delivered via etherpad, with (a)synchronous Q&A and collaborative development sessions. On each day, around an hour of synchronous chat will feed into the asynchronous discussions — all of which are moderated by UNU-MERIT and its partners at Like-Minded.
By the end of the week, the etherpad workspace should provide an overview about the identified main barriers to be overcome, possible solutions and strategies to mainstream Open Education.
For more information and to join the session, please visit the workshop page on the UNU-MERIT website.
— Workshop Sessions —
Day 1 Monday 5.3
Session Focus: An introduction to Open Education (OE) and its potential for modernizing traditional formal education
Session Time: 16.00 to 17.00 GMT/UTC
Day 2 Tuesday 6.3
Session Focus: Opencourseware as an initial step towards Open Education (OE): Is it a step in the right direction?
Session Time: 09.00 to 10.00 GMT/UTC
Day 3 Wednesday 7.3
Session Focus: Open Education in developing countries: what can we do to foster and sustain?
Session Time: 15:00 to 16:00 GMT/UTC
Day 4 Thursday 8.3
Session Focus:Certification of OER-based Learning
Day 5 Friday 9.3
Session Focus: Sustainability models for Open Education
Day 6 Saturday 10.3
Session Focus: Wrap-Up