:sync: Building Open Education Capacity Step by Step: the Open Educators Factory Approach

Authors: Fabio Nascimbeni, Daniel Burgos
Institution: Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR)
Country: Spain

Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Building capacity
Session Format: Presentation


The Open Educators Factory (OEF) project, led by the iTED Institute of the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja in Spain, has been working since 2016 to develop the capacity of higher education educators of working with open teaching approaches. The project has reached over 1000 users and has witnessed an increase of interest during the COVID-19 emergency period. OEF works through an online platform that allows educators to self-assess their openness capacity in four domains (design, resources, teaching and assessment) and to explore how they can improve their openness fluency where they need it the most. The presentation will focus on the latest project results as well as on the lessons learnt by the OEF team thanks to the fact that the project approach has been used lately within a few online courses and research papers. Participants will be engaged and requested to comment on some critical aspects of the OEF work.


Open Educator, Capacity building, OER, Open Educational Practices

LInk to the slides here: https://www2.slideshare.net/fnascimbeni/building-open-education-capacity-step-by-step-the-open-education-factory-approach

Here the links provided during the session:
The UNIR iTED Institute: http://ited.unir.net
The UNIR open video repository: https://tv.unir.net
The UNIR OE policy: https://bit.ly/unir-openpolicy
The UNIR open courses hub in various languages: https://opened.unir.net
The OpenGame project: https://opengame-project.eu, about competences for university professors to work with open education

Thank you for the presentation.
I think I understand all the other components but I am not sure about how you have described or defined ‘open evaluation’?

Hello Glenda,
see if you find the answer here: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2736.

Some examples of open assessment (the way we understand it) are here: https://opengame-project.eu/results/.

Hello, I missed the presentation but look forward to the recording, have reviewed your slides, and have read your publications on the Open Educators Factory model. I have a question. If I am a program director and integrate an Open Pedagogy project into a program that multiple instructors teach, if they are not very familiar with OER or Open Pedagogy but do facilitate that project, where would they be on the framework? In this case, they may be only in the first transitional phase personally but have facilitated an assignment that may include Open Teaching and Open Assessment.


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