EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

EDUCON2019 9–11 April, 2019, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE

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Overview

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials, delivered in any media, that are under public domain or licensed openly, allowing them to be used or adapted by third parties.

principles of the open movement and inspired by free software. International institutions such as UNESCO or the European Union are making a major effort to develop this concept, which involves not only a new type of resource, but a model of personal, institutional and governmental involvement. OER are seen as an opportunity for teacher innovation through their empowerment as co-creators, who are offered the opportunity to reuse and adapt existing resources. From a practical point of view, the concept of OER is being favored by the development of new applications and solutions that promote the user’s adoption: open formats, open source applications, open licenses such as Creative Commons, social networks, repositories, etc.

OER Special Session seeks to bring together OER researchers, activists, teachers and stakeholders, to present theoretical, methodological, technical or empirical research on OER and related issues. We seek, in particular, a look at OER current main challenges.

Topics

  • Building the capacity of users to find, re-use, create and share OER:
    • Building awareness and skills to use OER
    • Sharing OER
    • Finding OER
  • Language and cultural issues:
    • Gender-sensitive, culturally and linguistically relevant OER
    • Development and adaptation of culturally-sensitive and linguistically accurate OER
    • Collaborative development and community engagement
    • Strategies for overcoming cultural barriers
  • Ensuring inclusive and equitable access to quality OER:
    • Accessible inclusive OER use and development
    • Quality assurance mechanisms for OER
  • Developing sustainability models:
    • Strategic opportunities to governments and institutions
    • Value added models
    • Revenues and sustainability aspects
    • Policies, incentives, and recognition practices
  • Developing supportive policy environments:
    • Policies for publicly funded educational resources
    • Sustainable financing models
    • OER and development priorities
    • Links between OER policies and other open education policies

Pogramm Committee

Chair

Members

  • Adriana Gewerc Barujel, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Ana Casali, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
  • André Raabe, Univali, Brazil
  • Antonio Fernández Monje, CeDeC, Spain
  • Antonio Moreira Texeira, Universidade Aberta de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Antonio Silva Sprock, Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Bea de los Arcos, Delft University, Holand
  • Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
  • César Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
  • Cristian Cechinel, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
  • Edson Pinheiro Pimentel, UFABC, Brazil
  • Isabel Azevedo, ISEP, Portugal
  • Javiera Atenas, Open Knowledge Foundation, UK
  • Jesús Valverde Berrocoso, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain
  • Manuel Freire, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Nelson Piedra, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  • Xavier Ochoa, ESPOL, Ecuador

Submission

Please find instructions and templates here: Paper Preparation.

Important Dates

31 Oct 2018- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
16 Nov 2018Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
21 Dec 2018- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
14 Jan 2019Notification of Acceptance
04 Feb 2019- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
08 Apr 2019Pre-conference Workshops
09 Apr 2019Conference Opening

Important Dates

31 Oct 2018- Abstract submission for main conference,
- Proposals for Special Sessions
16 Nov 2018Invitation to submit complete papers for main conference
21 Dec 2018- Complete paper upload for accepted abstracts (main conference),
- Submission of Panel and Workshop proposals,
- Submission of complete papers for Special Sessions (no abstracts)
14 Jan 2019Notification of Acceptance
04 Feb 2019- Author registration and payment,
- Camera-ready submission for all submission types
08 Apr 2019Pre-conference Workshops
09 Apr 2019Conference Opening

Contact

EDUCON Clearing house
info@educon-conference.org

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