OER and Open Pedagogies – Best Practices OEW 2020

2 March 2020, 13:00 CET

Open Education Week webinar

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Aim of this webinar is to show examples of good practice of use of Open Education Resources (OER) in teaching and learning. Open Education Resources and Open Education Movement are high on the agenda in EU but also worldwide, yet teachers and educators are struggling when talking about OER, how to use them or to make their own materials open. Another issue is how to integrate OER in teaching in the learning process. Open pedagogy is a set of teaching and learning practices only possible or practical when using OER. Open education practice encompasses teaching techniques and academic practices that draw on open technologies, pedagogical approaches and open educational resources to facilitate collaborative and flexible learning. Join us and get ideas on how you can implement OER in your teaching and learning.

Moderator: Sandra Kučina Softić, EDEN President, SRCE


Gema Santos
Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
Open learning at UOC Knowledge Action Plan

Gema holds a PhD in Information Science and Communication. She works as a research support librarian at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and also as an associate professor of Information Science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and, previously, at the University of Barcelona. She chairs the EMPOWER Knowledge Resources expert group within the EADTU university network, and she coordinates the Open Educational Resources (OER) action, organised by the Repositories Working Group, within the REBIUN university network. She also takes part of the  SPARC Europe’s Network of Open Education Librarians. She has been involved in different research and development and innovation (R&D&i) projects about Open Access and Open Science, from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities. She is a member of the Research, Information, Communication and Culture Research Centre (CCRIC).  Her doctoral thesis discussed the development and reuse of open educational resources (OER)  in higher education. Her research interests are OER, Open Education, Open Science, repositories, seeking and information retrieval and digital libraries.

Airina Volungeviciene
Vytautas Magnus University, EDEN Senior Fellow
Integration of OER into formal university studies. VMU teacher experience with Slidewiki

Airina is Director of Innovative Studies Institute at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and former EDEN president. Assoc. prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė has been working among leading researchers, methodology specialists and education policy makers in the area of technology enhanced learning (TEL) development in Europe and Lithuania since 1997. Having established the national network for distance and e-learning in the country, then Lithuanian Distance and e-Learning association (2010), she continued as a leader in research and project work to promote the development of TEL in Lithuania and Europe, introducing many innovations in different education organizations from school, VET, adult learning and higher education sectors.

Fabio Nascimbeni
Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, EDEN Fellow
Building a competencies framework for open teaching: the OpenGame project

Fabio Nascimbeni works as Assistant Professor on eLearning Innovation at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), where holds the Telefonica Chair on Digital Society and Education. He is a Senior Fellow of the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN), a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Education Working of the Open Knowledge Foundation, a fellow at the Centro de Estudos sobre Tecnologia e Sociedade of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil and at the Nexa Centre of the Politecnico di Torino. He has been active in the field of learning innovation and ICT for learning since 1998, by designing and coordinating more than 50 research and innovation projects and promoting European and international collaboration in different areas, from school education to higher education, to lifelong learning, to ICT research. He has been working across Europe as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, the South Mediterranean and South-East Asia. His main research interests are open education, learning innovation, digital literacy, social and digital inclusion.

Christothea Herodotou
Associate Professor, Open University UK
Evidence-based pedagogies for the future

Dr Christothea Herodotou is an Associate Professor at The Open University, UK. She is interested in the evidence-based design and evaluation of technologies for learning (web-based platforms, mobile applications, digital games) through innovative research methodologies including learning analytics. She holds funding from the National Science Foundation,Wellcome Trust, and ESRC to improve the design of online citizen science platforms and make science learning more accessible and productive to young people. She also holds funding from eSTEeM (co-I) to improve the accuracy of predictive analytics of at risk students, and co-leads the design of the nQuire platform, a citizen science platform developed in partnership with the BBC. She coordinates the evaluation of the Early Alert Indicators project, a university-wide initiative for assessing predictive learning analytics interventions and their impact on students’ performance and attainment. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Annelies Calmeyn
Educational Technology Consultant
KULeuven, Educta

Annelies Calmeyn is a member of the KU Leuven MOOC-team. She has hands-on experience with all aspects of developing a MOOC, and supports course teams in their MOOC-journey. KU Leuven is creating MOOCs since 2014, in a multidisciplinary team consisting of Education, IT & Multimedia experts. More information: https://www.kuleuven.be/mooc/index_en