http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/css/hea2/images/hea2-header-bg-swirl.pngIf you are new to Open Educational Resources (OERs), you could qualify for an HEA-sponsored place at OER13, a conference showcasing Open Practice.
Open Practice is a growing, global movement in higher education involving major international institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford. In the UK, numerous OER projects have been supported successfully by the UKOER programme run jointly by the HEA and Jisc. The HEA is encouraging further growth of the Open Practice community by sponsoring new-to-OER HE staff to learn more about this exciting development in open academic practice at OER13.
OER13 takes place at the University of Nottingham on 26 and 27 March and the HEA is funding a set number of places. For more information and to apply for a free place visit the event page of the HEA website.
OERs are part of a growing, global Open Practice movement in higher education involving major international institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Stanford. In the UK, numerous OER projects have been supported by the UKOER programme run jointly by the Higher Education Academy and Jisc. The Higher Education Academy would like to support the growth of the OER and Open Practice community by encouraging UK academic and professional higher education staff who have had no engagement with OERs to find out more about this movement.
OER13 is a conference taking place at the University of Nottingham on 26th & 27th March 2013 which will showcase Open Practice projects (http://www.oer13.org). The Conference programme will consist of an engaging mix of keynote presentations, refereed papers and posters exploring the impact of OER on HE within the conference themes. The Higher Education Academy is funding a scheme which will provide the conference fees for OER13 to HE staff who are new to OERs i.e. those staff involved in delivering HE who have neither been engaged in OERs nor previously funded as part of the UKOER programme and who do not have a paper accepted for OER13.