Category: Conferences

OEGlobal 2018 Day2

The TU Delft Campus is full of interesting sculptures. Working at the intersection of open research and open education Erin McKiernan’s keynote provided a deeper dive on what open education could mean in a physiology classroom. There were not any mentions of textbooks, or wikipedia, but instead she focused on what teaching and learning looks…

By JR April 25, 2018 Off

OEGlobal18 Day 1

I think the only way to describe this conference is “jam packed”. 20-25 minute sessions back to back to back to back to back. It’s a lot to take in, and some of it definitely sticks and some of it runs off of your already over saturated brain. Today certainly had it’s highlights though: Open…

By JR April 24, 2018 Off

OER18 Lightning Talks

Layne Lawson This might be the first, true to form, lightning talks segment I’ve been to at a conference. I have to say that all of the presenters and the time keeper were quite respectful of one another. Other times I see this format play out at conferences there is always at least one person…

By JR April 19, 2018 0

OER18 Breaking open

Coconut Hammer, by Eframestochter, CC0 Full title – Breaking open: conversations about ethics, epistemology, equity and power With a session title like that, and knowing Maha Bali was one of the presenters I knew we were in for a session that was going to challenge us. We were directed to their site and to consider…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 The EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon

I went to check out the EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon session facilitated by Ewan McAndrew. Having been involved with OpenEd for a handful of years now, the topic of editing Wikipedia often comes up, but I’ve never actually tried my hand at it yet, so I thought this would be a good start. As soon as…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 First round of sessions

I think largely the posts I make for now after the conference will be piece meal ideas that I need to come back to. This first block of sessions I thought were going to be quite divergent, but as luck would have it, they all went together really well. Virtual reality implications for open The…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 Pre-Conference Adventures

I travelled to England a couple of days before the conference (technically leaving Canada on Sunday), what can I say, I’m a sucker for those cheaper flights. Plus, as this was my first ever OER## conference I did not want something like a flight delay to get in the way. So I arrive in London,…

By JR April 17, 2018 0