Fifth Open Education Working Group Call

September 17, 2014 in calls, communication, featured

phone2A new date for your diaries – our fifth Open Education Working Group Call: Monday 29th September 3pm – 4pm BST / 4pm – 5pm CEST.

Call links

Once again we are planning to have guest speakers, and our topic for this time is open learning and teaching practices.

  • Marco Fioretti, freelance writer, popularizer, activist and teacher, will talk about using open data in schools. See his recent blog post for more details.
  • Advisory Board member Rayna Stamboliyska, also board member of Open Knowledge France and founder of its Open/Citizen Science workgroup, is in the process of setting up the very first ‘data expedition for kids’. Rayna will tell us how plans are coming along and hopefully spark a discussion on innovative approaches to learning and the implications for open education.

If you are interested in coming along to the meeting and would like a reminder leave your details using the Google form (also embedded at the end of this post).

You can join the call by joining the Google Hangout or by watching the Google Hangout on Air – links to follow.

During the meeting we will be using an Etherpad for the agenda and notes. Please feel free to add your name and items to the agenda.

As usual call falls in to two parts:

  • Firstly they will be an opportunity for us to get to know each other. During the first half of the call people will be able to introduce themselves and give a brief overview of the open education related project and activities they are involved with (think of it as a quick lightning talk – so mega quick!) You don’t have to speak if you don’t want to, there’s no pressure. But if you have something you’d like to share then this will be the time. At this call we hope to have quite a few members of the working group for you to hear from.
  • Secondly there will be a chance for us to get the group active. The second part of the call will allow us to get down to business and here we will discuss future activities, ideas for events etc. The talks mentioned earlier should start some interesting debate here.

The minutes from the last meeting are available online.

Once again we are planning to hold the meeting in Google hangouts but would really appreciate your Skype addresses in case we have any problems. There is an upper limit of 15 people for Google Hangouts but we will attempting to transmit in Google Hangouts on Air too – Open Knowledge are currently investigating other approaches. Please check out the hangouts spec in advance.

Hope to see you there! Sign up if you’d like a reminder!

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