CONCORD, Mass. – Oct. 9, 2018 – PRLog — The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is pleased to announce that Politecnico di Milano will be the host for the Open Education Global Conference to be held 26 – 28 November 2019.
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 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).
More details on the 2019 conference will be released in the coming months.
The Open Education Consortium (OEC) is a non-profit, global, members-based network of open education institutions and organizations. OEC represents its members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally. OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation. OEC annually coordinates and hosts Open Education Week, the Open Education Global conference, and Open Education Awards for Excellence. Collectively these efforts aim to bring high quality, inclusive education to all learners around the world.
Politecnico di Milano is the largest technical university in Italy with about 42,000 students. Undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses are offered in engineering, architecture and design. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest university in Milan. An OEC member since 2018, Politecnico di Milano received the Open Education Award for Excellence in 2017 for the MOOC, OER101 – Using Open Educational Resources in Teaching.