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Wednesday, October 20 • 9:30am - 10:10am
Building the 21st Century OER Ecosystem

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This presentation will give insights into- and opportunities to discuss the progress towards realizing a European-wide OER Ecosystem.

ENCORE+ (European Network for Catalysing Open Resources in Education, www.encoreproject.eu) is building a regional Ecosystem for OER, focused along four engaging circle communities on the following four topics: OER Technology, Policies & Practice, Quality and Innovation & Business Models. The initiative is open to anyone interested in furthering the implementation of the OER Recommendation.

The presentation will highlight results from a pan-European stakeholder survey on OER to give a state of play for the sector. The survey, due completed in September 2021, will be mapping the perceived value of using open educational resources, including its potential and current implementation. At the time of the conference, the project will have hosted two events, specifically events for the circle communities on Policies & Practice and Innovation & Business Models. Results and discussions from these two events will be shared with the Open Education Conference audience, giving an opportunity to continue the discussions after the presentation.

The collaborative community model, described as circle communities, is the ENCORE+ approach to engaging a wide range of stakeholders in and outside Europe. The community will be coming together to solve issues and catalyse change through identifying innovation potential, collaboration opportunities and in general increasing the awareness, implementation and potential of OER.

The presentation will focus on findings from research and circle community events on community needs, collaboration and innovation potential within OER. This will give the participants unique insights into real experiences of building a cross-sectoral, multistakeholder community for OER. The presentation will be split into shorter segments, giving broad insights into the ongoing work with the Ecosystem. Engagement with the audience, through available channels, during and after the presentation will give an opportunity for the participants to elaborate and discuss points of the presentation, including findings, and the ecosystem model overall.

After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:
  • Map their OER ecosystem and its stakeholders
  • Develop strategies for working with diverse stakeholder bases
  • Identifying the key quality concerns for future OER and OER repositories
  • Appreciate the relationship between OER and innovative practice

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Rob Farrow

Senior Research Fellow, The Open University
Senior Research Fellow @openuniversity / Open Education through a philosophical lens / Projects: @oer_hub @gogn_oer Project URLS:https://encoreproject.eu/http://go-gn.net/https://emc.eadtu.eu/emc-lm/http://oerhub.net/

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Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:30am - 10:10am EDT
Room A