To draw from the expertise of our global audience, we are launching a series of asynchronous “mini-events” focused on a specific topic, project, person to generate discussion, share resources, and activities that can bring a global perspective to issues in Open Education.
We are here set up the discussions- where they go depends on who shows up to participate.
Close up of a calendar with some days crossed off flickr photo by wuestenigel shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license modified by @cogdog to include 3 days, the OEG Connect name, and a logo on the pen
We will convene these mini-events over 3 days in the middle of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) so we do not overlap a weekend anywhere. Participation does not require you full 3 days, just any moment in that span where you might be interested to respond to the discussions. These can continue longer, hopefully, the discussion will continue beyond the specified days.
What can we bring to focus in three days of open discussion on a topic? That depends on who shows up. But each one will feature one or more guest experts or practitioners who will launch the three days with conversation starters.
Three Days of Focus (and Annotating) The Building Capacity Action Area As part of OEGlobal bridging activity of its online and in person conferences, we are inviting open educators to annotate the UNESCO Recommendation on OER with examples, discussions that will foster it’s implementation. We are running focus events between now and May 2022 on each of the action areas. This first one includes discussion of the Building Capacity Action Area and a focus on annotating that part of the Recommendation. This opens for public response for three days starting November 30, 2021 and includes open hours in the Annotation Lab where we can annotate together. – see all of the related content for this Three Days of Focused Annotation.
Three Days of Focus on Curricular Alignment, the Reusability Paradox, and Offline OER (June 30-July 2, 2021) was our first event in this format- see a summary)
Day 1 - Launch the topic. Open Education Global invites a panel of “conversation starters” who each publish a topic thread with their perspective on the current issue. They might ask participants
- Agree or disagree, wade into different perspectives in an issue.
- Offer resources, examples that support the discussions
- Share how this topic is relevant or not, or different in your context or location (e.g. something at getting a global perspective)
- Possibly use polls for solicit responses
- Ask participants to share and invite others to discussion.
Day 2 - Highlight a significant post from day 1, make connections, suggest a different perspective, something to stir the pot a little. . What have we missed? Ask participants to share and invite others to discussion.
Day 3: Synthesize, curate. What can we summarize into a shareable format? Is there a suggestion for possible action?
We invite a guest or guests willing to launch help kick off a topic with a provocative message aimed at soliciting discussion or their perspective on the topic, posting a follow up on the second day, and some concluding thoughts on day 3. They can reply as often as they wish, but at most, they are asked to visit once a day.
You will need to be logged into an account on OEG Connect. If you are not logged in, when attempt to reply, you will be asked to log in or create an account.
From there, you just reply and be part of the conversations. If you are new to this space or need a review of how to use the features, see A Guide to OEG Connect.