OpenMed project will celebrate Open Education Week with scheduled online events in English and French

Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide.

OpenMed project will celebrate Open Education Week with the following scheduled events including webinars, guest speakers, and online conversations:

  • Monday, March 7th
    Webinar: Open licensing and challenges to adopt OER across the Mediterranean countries
     3:00-4:00 pm GMT
    Daniel Burgos, Vice-chancellor for Research & Technology, UNIR – Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
    The webinar will run in Adobe Connect, and can be accessed using the following link:
  • Tuesday, March 8th
    Panel: Opportunities for the promotion of OER in the Arab World
    2:00-3:00 pm GMT
    Sana Harbi, UNESCO OER Chair at Université de Sousse, Tunisia and Gemma Tombs, Coventry University, UK
    The panel will run in Blab, and can be accessed using the following link:
  • Wednesday, March 9th
    Webinar: A low cost Open Education initiative to face massification of higher education in francophone African countries
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm GMT
    Khalid Berrada, Advisor to the President in charge of pedagogical innovation, responsible of Uc@Mooc project, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
    Online: coming soon
  • Thursday, March 10th
    Webinar: Discover Palestine MOOC
    Time: 2:00-3:00 pm GMT
    Saida Affouneh, Director of elearning centre, ANNU, An-Najah National University, Palestine
    The webinar will run in Google Hangouts, and will be streamed at the following link:

Full details as well as links to the webinars can be found at

The program in pdf format can be downloaded from here.