Open educational practice #OER16

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Staff conference at the University of Huddersfield. PICTURE TAKEN ON FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2015

Catherine Cronin delivering keynote at University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference 12th June 2015. Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian

As part of the lead up to OER16 Conference, Catherine Cronin is asking for responses to the statement:

If open is the answer, what is the question?

For me striving to be an open practitioner in terms of academic research and practice makes sense as an approach to connect me as much as possible to people, ideas, networks, research, conversations etc. (these are obviously not discrete categories). In my experience it is by sharing ideas (even at initial stages, though I still find this quite difficult/scary) that you find out perspectives you had not thought about and others are able to make connections for – and with – you to ideas, scholars, research or sometimes simply articulating an argument that you have been struggling with.


So in some ways I guess open is the answer to the question: how can we best think out loud to inform, develop and share what we do.

Share your response on twitter with the #OER16 tag

OER16: Open Culture. The 7th Open Educational Resources Conference will be held on the 19th-20th April 2016 at the University of Edinburgh.



About kshjensen

Anthropologist. Ethnographic research and user experience. I craft, bake, like real ale and stacking stones.
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One Response to Open educational practice #OER16

  1. Thanks for contributing to this #oer16 conversation, Kathrine. Thinking out loud -openly- is such a powerful concept. As you say, doing this in the early stages of idea development can feel quite risky. However, openly sharing our emerging ideas enables us to learn with/from others in new and unforeseen ways. You and I have certainly experienced this 🙂 and the work you’ll be sharing at OER16 will take this even further. I hope that part of these ongoing conversations will include how each of us sees open practices being extended and supported in higher education — for staff, for students, for HE institutions themselves. Many thanks, Kathrine.

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