The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) launched OPEN Washington
On 24th July 2014 SBCTC launched Open Washington, a website that connects faculty to the nation’s finest open resources to save students money. For more information, read the press release available here.
University of Cape Town, South Africa launched its new official repository with open content
On 31st July 2014 the University of Cape Town (OpenUCT Initiative) launched its new official repository with open content. For more information and to access the repository, click here.
Creative Commons will launch School of Open Africa in September 2014
Creative Commons announced the upcoming launch of the School of Open initiatives in Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, and South Africa in September 2014.
[Reposted from CC website]: School of Open is a global community of volunteers providing free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and innovative training programs on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age.
To find out more about these upcoming initiatives, click here.
Upcoming events and conferences
The ICDE International Conference 2014
Conference theme: Connecting the World through Open, Distance and e-Learning.
Date & Place: 25-26 September 2014, Moscow, Russia
For more information, please visit: http://eng.mesi.ru/icde2014/
The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland (OEPS) Project will hold its first Advisory Forum
The first Forum event will also be used to publicly launch OEPS.
Date & Place: 13th October 2014, Edinburgh, Scotland
For more information, please visit: http://oepscotland.org/
EADTU: The Open and Flexible Higher Education Conference 2014
Conference theme: New Technologies and the future of Teaching and Learning.
Date & Place: 23-24 October 2014, Krakow, Poland
For more information, please visit: http://conference.eadtu.eu/
8th EDEN Research Workshop
The focus of the workshop is on Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things.
Date & Place: 27-28 October 2014, Oxford, UK
For more information, please visit: http://www.eden-online.org/2014_oxford.html
OpenCon 2014: The Student and Early Career Researcher Conference on Open Access, Open Education and Open Data
Date & Place: 15-17 November 2014, Washington, DC, USA
For more information, please visit: http://www.opencon2014.org/
3rd Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Seminar
Following on the success of the first two seminars, the first one in Cape Town (South Africa) on 7-12 December 2013 and the second one in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 21-25 April 2014, GO-GN will organize the 3rd Seminar in Washington, DC in conjunction with the OpenEd14 Conference which will be held 19-21 November (http://openedconference.org/2014/).
Date & Place: 16-21 November 2014, Washington, DC, USA
For more information, please visit: http://oer-unescochair-ounl.ning.com/washington
The 11th Annual Open Education Conference: OpenEd14: Achieving the Potential of Open
Date & Place: 19-21 November 2014, Washington, DC, USA
For more information, please visit: http://openedconference.org/2014/
VIII International GUIDE Conference And V Symposium on Education and Communication
Conference theme: Science and Technology, Management and Quality: the future of distance education in Brazil and around the world.
Date & Place: 19-21 November 2014, Aracaju, Brazil
For more information, please visit: http://www.guideassociation.org/8internationalconference_2014/index.php/en/
Conference: Open Educational Resources: Impact and Outcomes
This 2-day event will be organized in four sessions, with each one dedicated to a specific topic related to OERs: OER Business Models, Public Policies, Open Education for Transformation & Foundations Programs.
Date & Place: 8-9 December 2014, Paris, France
For more information, please visit: http://www.college-etudesmondiales.org/fr/content/conf-open-educational-resources-impact-outcomes
Upcoming Webinars & Courses
Webinar: Open Educational Resources (OER) for less used languages in an increasingly digital everyday culture
Date & time: 19 September 2014, 14:00-15:00 (Central European Time)
For more information and to sign up, please visit: http://blogs.eun.org/langoer/2014/08/21/upcoming-webinar/
Open Research course: Learn how to conduct research openly and ethically
This course is aimed at any researcher who wants to conduct an element of their research openly. It is organized by the OER Research Hub in collaboration with the Peer 2 Peer University and Creative Commons.
Sign-up for the course closes on Friday 12 September and the course begins on Monday 15 September 2014.
For more information and to sign up for the course, please visit: https://p2pu.org/en/courses/2377/open-research/