OER16 Keynote Presentations

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Videos of the five keynote presentations given at the 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, held on the 19th-20th April 2016 at the University of Edinburgh.

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Melissa Highton: Open with Care

Melissa discusses the challenges for leadership in open educational resources, the role of universities in open knowledge communities and reflect upon the returns and costs associated with institutional investment. ‘There are shared areas of the internet, where we all have a civic responsibility to contribute and participate. The big cultural organisations such as universities have an important role to play’.


Jim Groom: Can we imagine tech infrastructure as an OER?

We often frame OERs, open, shareable educational resources, in relationship to content, but rarely in relationship to shared technical infrastructure. How would our conception of OERs expand if we could easily and efficiently create and share applications across institutions?


Catherine Cronin: If ‘open’ is the answer, what is the question?

Whether we consider ourselves to be open education practitioners or researchers, advocates or critics, wonderers or agnostics, our motivating questions regarding openness are likely to be different, often very different.


#OER16 Keynotes from Emma Smith and John Scally

Pedagogy is important to Emma and she continues to work on readerly editions of early modern texts and on books, articles and lectures which disseminate research to the widest possible audience. At OER16 Emma reflects on her many years producing OER in her own discipline area and the opportunities it has brought for her colleagues, students and her own research.

John Scally reflects on OER and the application for libraries, in particular how the National Library of Scotland has been approaching OER and OEP.

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