OER16: Open Culture

Call for Proposals

The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference, OER16: Open Culture, will be held on the 19th-20th April 2016 at the University of Edinburgh.

The call for submissions is now open.

The Call for Proposals has been published and is available to view as a Google document or to download as a PDF.

The conference will focus on the potential value of embedding open culture in the context of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and research. The conference will be chaired by Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at the University of Edinburgh, and Lorna Campbell, OER Liaison at the University of Edinburgh and EDINA Digital Education Manager.

OER16 will focus on:

   The strategic advantage of open and creating a culture of openness.

   Converging and competing cultures of open knowledge, open source, open content, open practice, open data and open access.

   Hacking, making and sharing.

   The reputational challenges of openwashing.

   Openness and public engagement.

   Innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education.

OER16 is inviting proposal for presentations, lightning talks, posters, workshops and panels. Your proposal needs to show clearly how your session will address one or more of the conference themes and should include recent research, case studies, practice or learner perspectives from any educational context including schools, colleges, universities, industry, training and skills.

Keep in mind that the proposal you submit for review now will, if accepted, be used for inclusion in the conference programme and is the primary way that participants will choose which sessions to attend.


Key dates for your diary: 

Deadline for proposals: Midnight GMT Monday 16 November 2015

Register to attend: January 2016 onwards.