Tuesday 29 September 2015

Free online #webinar on The Impact of Open Education @Edtechie

Martin Weller (blogger Ed Techie), who is professor of Educational Technology at The Open University in the UK will present a webinar onThe Impact of Open Education on Wednesday 30 September at 12.30 - 13.15 BST (British Summer Time). Martin has been an OER expert for years, this webinar will be wonderful for all of us interested in open education. 

This free webinar, which is being promoted by the ALT Open Education Special Interest Group, will explore findings of the OER Research Hub, which has been investigating the impact of open educational resources. btw, the OER Research Hub is a source of wonderful, innovative OER-work, really worth exploring!
The OER Research Hub has been investigating the impact of OERs, using eleven hypotheses, and a mixed methods approach to establish an evidence base. This talk explores the findings relating to teaching and learning. The findings reveal a set of direct impacts, including an increase in factors relating to student performance, increased reflection on the part of educators, and the use of OER to trial and supplement formal study. There are also indirect impacts, whose benefits will be seen after several iterations. These include the wide scale reporting of adaptation, and the increase in sharing and open practice that results from OER usage. 
Further details are at:https://www.alt.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=177

The free webinar will use Blackboard Collaborate (also available for mobile devices): https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7565&password=M.013F40B58C3B85B8D597F2862E95CE