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OER 19 - Recentering Open: Critical and global perspectives


Galway, Ireland

The OER Conference will focus on the following themes:

  • Back to basics – asking difficult questions about open education:

    • Why open?

    • Open for whom?

    • Whose interests are served?

    • In what ways has the open agenda been appropriated, and what are the implications of this?

  • The geopolitics of open education, bringing open in from the periphery

  • The open ecosystem: How is open education part of the broader ecosystem of “opens”?

  • What does it mean to illuminate open by considering context?

  • How can historical perspectives contribute to understanding the issues faced in the open education movement today?

  • Links between critical digital literacies, critical data literacies, and openness

  • What open business models are emerging? What are the paths to sustainability?

  • What are the risks and challenges to the open education agenda?

Earlier Event: April 8
ASU + GSV Summit
Later Event: April 30