October to November 2013 sees the OER Research Hub team, variously, on tour. In my previous blog post I reported on my trip to Paris to present at the EADTU 2013 conference. The temperature was mild during my stay, indeed quite warm at times. Not so in Park City, Utah, where myself, Rob Farrow, Bea de los Arcos, Beck Pitt, Claire Walker and Gary Elliott-Cirigottis are attending and presenting papers at Open Ed 2013. In fact, as I write this, there’s a steady fall of snow coating the surrounding mountains and nearby resort hotels.
The OER Research Hub presentations at Open Ed cover a representative spread of our research and project activities to date. I’m presenting a paper on the opportunities for and barriers to OER use in India’s teacher education system, Rob Farrow is showcasing our just-launched evidence hub, Beck Pitt is presenting a paper on the NGLC-funded Bridge to Success OER project and Bea de los Arcos is reporting on her research with educators using the Flipped Classroom method and working on the Vital Signs project. We’ll also be launching a suite of OER surveys whilst at Open Ed 2013 and a further blog post will follow with the details.
If you’re attending Open Ed 2013, especially if you’ve time to spare before the conference gets going, do get in touch by email or twitter (@laperryman @philosopher1978 @BeckPitt @CWalk1379 @celTatis @GJECirigottis) to talk all things open (and perhaps play a little OERchery).