OER13 Conference scheme for new to OER HE staff
- Start date: 2013-01-29
- End date: 2013-02-28
- Status: in progress
Have you heard of the terms OER, MOOCs or Open Educational Practice?
If you have heard of the terms but haven’t had an opportunity to find out more, this might be your chance.
OERs are part of a growing, global Open Practice movement in higher education involving major international institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford. In the UK, numerous OER projects have been supported by the UKOER programme run jointly by the Higher Education Academy and Jisc.
The Higher Education Academy would like to support the growth of the OER and Open Practice community by encouraging UK academic and professional higher education staff who have had no engagement with OERs to find out more about this movement.
OER13 is a conference taking place at the University of Nottingham on 26th & 27th March 2013 which will showcase Open Practice projects (http://www.oer13.org). The Conference programme will consist of an engaging mix of keynote presentations, refereed papers and posters exploring the impact of OER on HE within the conference themes.
The Higher Education Academy is funding a scheme which will provide the conference fees for OER13 to HE staff who are new to OERs i.e. those staff involved in delivering HE who have neither been engaged in OERs nor previously funded as part of the UKOER programme and who do not have a paper accepted for OER13.
To apply for a place on this scheme please complete the attached form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2013.
Places are limited and successful applicants will be notified by 8th March 2013.
The cost of accommodation and travel will not be covered.
Applications for an HEA-sponsored place must be submitted to email@example.com by 28th February 2013.