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OCWC 2012 Call for Papers

The OpenCourseWare Consortium and the Support Centre for Open Resources in Education (SCORE) of The Open University in the UK invite session proposals for their combined 2012 global conference, Innovation and Impact: Openly collaborating to enhance education. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of universities and organizations committed to open sharing in post-secondary education by advancing OpenCourseWare and its impact on global education. SCORE is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and its mission is to work with the UK Higher Education sector to realise the benefits of Open Educational Resources in all aspects of academic life.

We encourage submissions for sessions that highlight developments in open education through the use of OpenCourseWare, summarize research on open learning, showcase best academic practices through the use of Open Educational Resources, discuss innovative approaches to open sharing, and encourage deep thinking about the future of the OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources movement for educational systems around the world.

Conference Themes

Innovation
The role of open technologies in encouraging sharing and reuse of open content
Methods for researching and evaluating open academic practices
Ways in which people can be trained to utilise open content more effectively

Impact
How OCW/OER are changing the practices of teachers
The impact that OCW/OER is having on formal and informal learners
How institutional or governmental policies are supporting the open education movement

Collaboration
Ways in which educational institutions are effectively working together around open content
How educational institutions are working on open content with both commercial and not-for-profit organisations
How educational institutions are working on open content with professional bodies and employer associations.

Timeline
Submissions Due: December 1, 2011
Acceptance Announcements: Week of January 2, 2012
Speaker Registration Deadline: February 27, 2012
Final Papers Due: March 1, 2012

You can submit the proposal at http://conference.ocwconsortium.org.

Also, deadline for the call for proposals to host OCWC Global Meeting 2013 is extended to October 31st. You can find more information and more information at http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/community/conferencesiteselection.

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