The Open Education Week: Rewatch the EDEN Webinars!

The Open Education Week is a worldwide event yearly organized by The Open Education Consortium and dedicated to the developments of the Open Education Movement. Open Education refers to the ambition to make education freely available to everyone. In 2018, the Open Education Week took place from March 5th to March 9th. Several actors from different countries contributed a number of offline and online activities to the event. This applies also to the European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) which contributed 5 activities including 4 webinars. 342 people were registered to participate in the webinars instantly and live.

EDEN organized a couple of Webinars to mark the Open Education Week 2018.
 

However, benefits are not restricted to the registered participants: The Webinars were recorded, including not only video and audio footage of the events, but also the chat history of the participants as well as the presentation material. Therefore, the webinars are still available to everyone!

In this blog article, we will introduce the four webinars as well as concluding twitter chat to you.

  • One specific section of Open Education are Distance Education Universities. A panel discussion on March 5th dealt with the future of this approach: What are the challenges and how can they be responded? What are future visions and growth opportunities for Distance Education Universities? 4 panelists, mainly from the academic sector, as well as moderator Mark Nichols of Open University UK discussed these questions. Interested?
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Interface of the webinars, which can be rewatched.
 

 

  • A further topic regarding Open Education is the Quality of the Open Educational Resources. Moderator Wim van Petegem, Vice-president of EDEN, and 6 speakers discussed related questions regarding factors and measurements of quality as well as possibilities to improve the quality at a panel discussion on March 6th.
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  • A third webinar concentrated on the relationship between plagiarism and online education. It is considered that online education facilitates plagiarism in some ways, e.g. by creating new opportunities for doing it or when online students don't cite online resources in an appropriate way. In this manner, online education seems to tackle academic integrity. Solutions to "solve and prevent the issue of plagiarism" were discussed by a panel of three participants from the academic sector and moderator Sandra Kucina Softic.
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  • Apart from these discussions from a more or less aerial bird's eye perspective, another event on March 7th took over the perspective of practitioners from higher education, who are using Open Education Resources and Practices in their daily teaching work. Outgoing from the daily experiences of the 4 educators in the panel, a debate was used to distil recommendations for other teachers to include Open Education into their teaching practice. The webinar was moderated by Fabio Nascimbeni.
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  • A fifth event took place on the online platform twitter: On March 7th EDEN conducted a twitter chat there, which is archived on Storify. The chat reflected on the webinars which took place previously.

However, the described events of EDEN are just a small part of the Open Education Week. Check out the Website and pay especially attention to the list of events on the homepage. The Open Education Week already takes places a couple of years. Within the event, many materials and resources were created, which are now openly accessible via the website.

 

Country: Europe
Stakeholder: TU Dortmund
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