The 12th annual Open Education Conference will take place in Vancouver, BC this November from the 18th to the 20th. The conference theme is “the impact of open” and methodologically rigorous research is demonstrating that these OER-based models can be extremely effective in reducing the cost of education and improving student learning. Now that this foundation of content, practices, and research has been firmly established, the field is turning increasingly towards broadening the impact of this work.
Registration for OpenEd15 is now open and the early bird registration price will be available through September 30, 2015.
Teaching with WordPress is an open, collaborative online course on using WordPress for teaching and learning in higher education. The course is being hosted by faculty and staff at UBC and is intended to launch in May of 2015. Join us to talk about and experiment with, among other things:
- Open education and open pedagogy
- WordPress as a highly customizable framework for teaching and learning
- Examples of instructors and learners using WordPress sites in many different ways for multiple purposes
- Plug ins, applications and approaches for creating, discussing, sharing and interacting with each other
We are currently developing this course (check out the syllabus) and we would love to hear your feedback on any elements we have so far. What are we missing? What’s unclear?