Free Online, Open Space, OER Symposium

Have you ever attended a workshop that took hours to travel to, only to find out that the agenda items and discussion was not quite what you expected? Well here is your opportunity to join in from the comfort of your own home or office and also to lead a creative conversation with other members of the global OER community on a topic of your choice

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Jul 05, 2010
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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You are invited to virtually attend an Open Educational Resources (OER) symposium on 5 July 2010 with the Beyond Distance Research Alliance (BDRA) from the University of Leicester. The event will be facilitated by members of the OTTER team (

The symposium will be entirely online and will be run as an "open space" workshop. Following open space philosophy, participants will be in charge of everything and will take responsibility for agenda/topic setting and leadership. (You can read more about open space methodology at ( We will be adapting this methodology for the online environment)

Do you have something to share? This is your opportunity to set the agenda! Which aspects of OERs do you feel passionate about? Which aspects would you like to put proposals to the OER community in? What OER achievements would you like to boast about? How do you see the global OER community collaborating in the future for the benefit of learners and educators around the world? If you are passionate about a particular topic or theme related to OERs, please also sign up to lead a creative conversation on that topic! It won't happen if you don't make it happen!

This workshop is FREE. Thanks to the JISC & HEA for sponsorship.

To register your interest in either attending or leading a creative conversation complete the online form at: 


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