The Open Education Global Conference is where the world meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.
With substantial experience in teaching innovation and MOOCs, Politecnico di Milano embarks on the 2019 edition of the Open Education Global Conference to strengthen its commitment to open learning. The theme, Open Education for an Open Future, aims to emphasize opportunities offered by Open Education as a means to empowerment and to increase accessibility and quality of educational opportunities for all. Under this theme, the Conference serves as a platform to imagine scenarios and discuss strategies to help safeguard an Open Future.
Open Boundaries: our world is increasingly being characterized by divisions and the building of imaginary walls. Open education and open resources play a critical role in ensuring that the doors to learning and educational opportunities remain open, and supports the open sharing of ideas, projects and educational content.
Open Opportunities: increasingly, people around the world are marginalized or at risk of being marginalized because they lack the opportunities and skills required by new job market scenarios. This is true both at local and global levels. Open education can actively contribute to expand opportunities for individuals who want to build their future on a set of skills which can be acquired through Open Educational Resources (OER).
- Strategies for the further development of open educational resources, practices, and communities through cross-boundary collaborations
a) Open connections and collaborations
b) Open education to bridge the gaps beyond curricular education
c) Open education meets Sustainable Development Goals
- Roles and practices to enact open education
a) Students, facilitators, teachers, and communities: evolving roles, fading dichotomies
b) Open Educational Practices and curriculum design
c) Tools, technologies, and spaces that enable, support and spread open education
- Pedagogy, reflections and policies for an open future
a) Open education research
b) Impact of open education initiatives
c) Policies & strategies for open education
d) Visions of future landscapes
Proposal submissions due: 1 May 2019