Open Education Week 2018 is here!

This week, March 5-9, 2018 we invite you to join us for the 2018 Open Education Week Celebration! Open Education Week gives us an annual opportunity to show the world what’s happening with Open Education. It’s a great time to involve your colleagues, students, policy makers and friends in open education activities and events. With […]

2017 Year End Review

As we share our 2017 Year End Report, it also is a good time to reflect on our busy, eventful year. First, thank you to our member institutions, board members, partners, individuals who volunteer their time to participate in the Consortium activities, and staff. Our successful year would not have been possible without you, our global education partners.

Our mission to promote, support and advance openness in education around the world was at the core of our events and projects. The Year of Open focused on open topics globally, included 85 global experts from over 140 countries. Over 8,700 users participated in Open Education Week in over 20 languages, and OE Global Conference in Cape Town had attendees and presenters from over 48 countries.

2017 was also a year of celebrating anniversaries. OEC was honored to support, promote, and participate in celebrations of significant open education milestones including 10-year anniversary of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, the 15-year anniversary of the suite of Creative Commons Licenses, the 5-year anniversary of the Paris OER Declaration, and our own 5-year anniversary of Open Education Week.

We are proud of where we’ve been and we are excited about our future. As we reflect forward, we know that we will be fortunate to work with many of you. Subscribe to our OE Newsletter to get involved and to stay informed of our 2018 activities.

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Sandra Elizabeth Cobián Pozos

She has a Master Degree in Learning Technologies and today she performance as a Chief of Curriculum Innovation at the Coordination of Educational Innovation and Undergraduate Studies of the University of Guadalajara, coordinates the implementation of Faculty Development Diplomas in technologies, tutoring, learner centered models, and curriculum design, she was part of the México assessment team of AHELO from the OCDE that assessed higher order abilities in students from higher education.  She was part of the team that implemented the “Agora Program” that won the award for the Open Faculty Development Program from the Open Education Consortium in collaboration with the Justice Institute of British Columbia from Canadá. She has worked as a tutor for interchange students at Babson College.

OEC Announces Individual OE Award Winners 2018

The Open Education Consortium is honored to present Individual Winners of Open Education Awards for Excellence 2018. The awards are presented by the Open Education Consortium Board of Directors to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to advance openness in education. These awards recognize career achievements in two categories, Leadership & Educator. LEADERSHIP AWARD This year’s […]

Carina Bossu

Dr Carina Bossu is a Lecturer, Learning and Teaching (OEP) with the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching at the University of Tasmania. Her current work and research are primarily focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP) in higher education, more specifically issues related to learning, teaching and professional development.

Eileen Scanlon

Eileen Scanlon is Regius Professor of Open Education, an award she received for her exceptional contributions to the fields of educational technology and public engagement with the sciences. Her award also reflects the exceptionally high quality of teaching and research within The Institute of Educational Technology (IET).

Eileen has a background in science communication teaching and research, and educational technology. She holds a number of senior management roles and visiting posts. She is Associate Director of Research and Innovation in the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK. As Associate Director she has institutional responsibility for developing research strategy in educational technology. Eileen is also Visiting Professor in Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh and a Trustee at Bletchley Park. Previously, she has held visiting academic appointments at University of California (Berkeley) and the University of London.

Eileen began her full-time OU career in 1975, working in the Deanery of The Science Faculty. She completed her PhD in 1990 studying cognitive models of physics problem solving. Eileen has worked in IET since 1978 where she has held a number of roles, including Director of the Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG). She was also Director of the interfaculty centre of excellence, the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET).

Eileen has contributed to a number of postgraduate teaching projects, including leading roles in the development of Contemporary issues in science learning and Communicating science in the information age.

Paola Corti

Paola Corti works as
Project Manager and instructional designer at METID (Metodi E Tecnologie Innovative per la Didattica – Innovative Methods and Technologies for Learning), Politecnico di Milano (Italy). METID operates to design, develop, and deliver e-learning and e-collaboration services and takes part in several research and training projects collaborating with the most qualified European universities. Paola is developing on POK platform a series of MOOCs (titled “MOOCs for Teachers”), focused on didactical innovation strategies. This series of MOOC includes the first OER MOOC delivered by Politecnico di Milano, “Using OERs in Teaching”, winner of the OE Award for Excellence 2017. This MOOC opened the road to a series of new MOOCs released under CC license in the University.

OEC Announces New Executive Director

  The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director,  Paul Stacey.  Paul joins OEC after five years as Associate Director of Global Learning for Creative Commons where he  helped creators, faculty, students, librarians and the public generate a global public commons of knowledge and culture. Paul has extensive experience leading Open Educational Resource initiatives […]

Patricia Rosas Chávez

Patricia Rosas Chávez has completed Technical Formation postgraduate degrees On-Line by Universidad de Oberta in Catalunya.

She has participated as a consultant for several government organizationas and also for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

She led the team that implemented the faculty development program: “The Agora”, which won the award from the Open Education Consortium in the category of Open Faculty Development Program in collaboration with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Today she leads the implementation of a certificate in advanced topics in Open and Innovation in collaboration with JIBC.

She is a full-time professor ascribed to the Public Policies Department of the University Campus for Economy and Administration Sciences (CUCEA) of Universidad de Guadalajara. She also participates as a member of the Academic Body “Innovation in Education and the New Literacies”.

She was a coordinator of the Masters Program in Learning Technologies in the University Campus for Economy and Administration Sciences in Universidad de Guadalajara.

She was also the coordinator of the Tutorial Support Network for the Central West Region of the National Universities, Colleges and Higher Education Institutions Association from 2008 to 2012

She was a Member of the Experts National Group (GNE) and National Coordinator for the branch of Generic Competences for the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) promoted by OCDE from 2009 to 2012.

She is the National coordinator of the Digital Learning Community for the Development of Higher Education in International Relations. This project works in collaboration with the General Direction of University Higher Education of the Public Education Secretary and the France Université Numérique.

She participates in the Coordinating Group of Design and Assessment of Learning Competences in Higher Education in collaboration with the General Direction of University Higher Education of the Public Education Secretary, the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí and the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.

She participated as a counselor in the National Coordination Organization regarding the use of Social Connectivity in the Project México Conectado directed by the Communication and Transport Secretary.

She leads a program for reading encouragement named “Letras para Volar”.

Currently she is the Director of Innovation and Undergraduate Studies of Universidad de Guadalajara.

Alexandra Okada

Dr. Alexandra Okada is a research fellow in e-Assessment at the Open University UK. She is also visiting honorary lecturer in Brazil and Portugal.  Previously, she worked as a consultant to the Association for Science Education UK and to the Secretary of Continuing Education, Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion of Brazilian Government; and a computer scientist at Johnson & Johnson and IBM Brazil. She holds a BSc Computer Science (Hons); MA (Education: Curriculum); MBA (Knowledge Management and Communication); Ph.D. Educational Technology. She has over ten years’ experience in technology-enhanced learning and assessment, working as Principal Investigator in various European-funded projects in ICT and Science with and for Society. She has been awarded by Microsoft, Brazil Government and Open Education Consortium.
Currently, Dr. Okada is the research coordinator the  community with more than 15,000 educators and pilot studies of the  adaptive trust e-assessment system whose aim is to reach more than 17,000 students. Her interests focus on: SCIENTIFIC LITERACY (Responsible Research and Innovation, Inquiry-based Learning and Openschooling Data Science), COLLABORATIVE LEARNING (Knowledge Media Technologies, Open Educational Resources and Mixed Realities artefacts) and COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE (knowledge mapping, peer production and participatory media). Dr. Okada has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers