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OpenCourseWare (OCWC) Consortium Global Conference

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Apr 12 2016
Apr 14 2016
America/New York

The theme for Open Education Global 2015 is Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasizing the exciting directions and developments in open education around the world.

The 2015 conference will be organized around four tracks:

  • Research and Technology. In this track, we expect to explore new technologies allowing scaling and sharing of Open Educational Resources in a faster or more economical way, to index the multimodal and multilingual material, or to navigate and remix available material. Researchers and developers are encouraged to present on-going research as well as running prototypes.
  • Open Educational Policies, in which policy issues and their impact on open educational practice will be discussed. Licensing issues, alternative business models, cooperative efforts and governmental funding can all be discussed in this track. The focus of such sessions should be on lessons learned rather than a recounting of steps taken.
  • Pedagogical Impact will allow users to present novel uses of Open Educational Resources and their impact on education. We welcome analysis of the impact of Open Educational Resources on the learning process itself, as well as deployment of OERs in MOOCs, flipped classrooms, hybrid educational approaches and online education.
  • Finally, a project dissemination track will allow actors (teams, projects, companies) currently involved in open education projects in Europe to present the results of their work.

Timeline

  • Submissions Due: December 10, 2014
  • Acceptance Announcements: Week of January 19, 2015
  • Speaker Registration Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Final Papers Due: March 2, 2015


 
More information is available on the conference website
(http://conference.ocwconsortium.org/2014/call-for-papers/).

Registrations will open on 20 November.
Questions can be directed to conference@ocwconsortium.org.
The official Twitter #tag is #ocwcglobal.

Conference Date: 
Apr 12 2016 - Apr 14 2016
Location: 
Krakow, Poland
Contact Email: 
conference@ocwconsortium.org
Sponsor: 
The OpenCourseWare Consortium and the Knowledge for All Foundation