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Friday, March 9 • 14:00 - 15:00
Sustainability Models for Open Education

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Watch the workshop Introduction Note by Brendan Barrett & Andreas Meiszner:http://youtu.be/iKNMdKT3h6I
This virtual workshop asks what is holding back Open Education (OE) and looks into mainstreaming strategies at institutional level, from best practice to lessons learnt. The objective of the workshop is to reflect on possible solutions and strategies that can help to mainstream OE at an institutional level; including existing best practices and key lessons learnt. As a discussion base the workshop organizers will provide some baseline information outlining what OE is understood to be and on key definitions and aspects of OE.Running from 5-10 March 2012, the workshop will be run virtually via https://unu.etherpad.mozilla.org/1 and consists of synchronous and asynchronous ‘question and answer’ and ‘collaborative development’ sessions. There will be one 1h synchronous chat (via etherpad) per day moderated by the workshop team, which can be followed by asynchronous discussions. By the end of the week the ‘etherpad’ workspace should then provide an overview about the identified main barriers to be overcome, possible solutions and strategies to mainstream Open Education.

Join us online for an etherpad discussion: unu.etherpad.mozilla.org/1

 Focus: Sustainability models for Open EducationSession

Time: 14:00 to 15:00 GMT/UTC  (Time Zone info:http://bit.ly/Abxxl6) 

Session Baseline information: an overview of experiences on building sustainable Open Education experiences, showing both success and failure cases (material in preparation).Session (co-)hosts: Free Knowledge Institute, Who should participate? Anyone working in an Open Education experience (or planning to start one) with an interest in future sustainability.

What will I be asked to do? Participants will be encouraged to share their stories, both positive and negative, in the development and deployment of Open Courseware, Open Educational Resources and other related experiences. From there we will discuss novel approaches to this issue and suggest ways to implement them in existing or new projects.

What can I expect from this session? You will gain a better understanding of the advantages and pitfalls of different existing sustainability schemes. We will also try to come up with new approaches to the problem and ways to implement them.

Friday March 9, 2012 14:00 - 15:00 GMT
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