2022 is nearly over … but what a year it has been! So much has happened, it is difficult to choose just one or 5 moments.
As we count down to what promises to be an equally busy and exciting 2023, we’d love to hear what your stand-out moment was, what you achieved, what you are most proud of, most inspired by, most excellent at … as long as it is about a win for Open Education we want to hear about it …
And we want to amplify these achievements. First, we take the pulse on the kinds of successful moments you may have experienced.
What were the most successful open education outcomes for you or your organization in 2022?
- Developing more effective OER (open text books +)
- Expanding access to OE materials (courses, papers, resources)
- Increasing practice of open pedagogy
- Implementing hybrid learning/work approaches with lessons learned from the pandemic
- Developing/implementing open source platforms for OE use
- Creating/implementing policy and guidelines for OE
- Publishing/disseminating research/best practices
- Surviving the year
Next tell us more about your 2022 open education highlights. Share some details, a web link, something we can use to share globally.
Publication in Open Praxis of Final Report of a Novel and Successful Online Public Health Capacity Building Experiment – Peoples-uni. Summary of 15 years of volunteer led capacity building programme for public health professionals in low- to middle-income countries.
Our kids’ open-access science journal, Frontiers for Young Minds, was featured as a Winner in the Science Engagement category of the Falling Walls Science Summit. We were very proud of this international recognition from amongst 100s of applicants.
Update: here is the Pitch recording link if you would like to see it!
The Open for Antiracism (OFAR) program that CCCOER is working on with the College of the Canyons inspires me. We’re in our 3rd year, and each year the participant showcases on how they used OER and open pedagogy to make their courses antiracist are amazing and can be found at Classroom Action – CCCOER
The 6-week course that participants go through is itself an OER - self-paced and facilitated versions are both available Learning Community – CCCOER
The United Nations Secretary-General convened the Transforming Education Summit in September in New York to rally world leaders and put education at the top of the political agenda. Youth advocates were involved throughout the process leading to the Summit and adopted the Youth Declaration on their common vision for transforming education.
UNESCO wants to transform education through three aims connected, inclusive and green with initiatives for
- Getting every learner climate-ready
- Expanding public digital learning
- Fast-tracking gender equality in education
- Improving access for crisis-affected children and youth
Perhaps of most interest here is the Global Initiative on Public Digital Learning – how do you see your open education efforts aligning with this?
Welp, the usual “how can I figure out how to get out of the margins and collaborate to build math for adults?” stuff, with a New Years’ Resolution (or maybe next week) to start building something at oercommons.org
Just out from OEGlobal member CUNY, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, no. 21 with a Issue on the theme of … Open Educational Resources
This special issue explores the affordances and challenges of OER, both in their in-class use and in the initiatives at various scales to encourage instructors, librarians, and other education workers to adopt them and explore their full potential for transforming pedagogy.
We are especially proud to publish this OER special issue on CUNY’s Manifold instance. Manifold, developed by the CUNY Graduate Center in partnership with The University of Minnesota Press and the development firm Cast Iron Coding, represents a new approach to OER publishing that we believe JITP’s audience will appreciate.
Manifold was recognized with a 2020 OE Award for Excellence in the Open Tool category and you can learn more about Manifold in OEG Voices Episode 14
For those who are making the jump or dip their toes in the Fediverse (see related topics in OEG Connect) OEGlobal is present there https://social.fossdle.org/@oeglobal
And we are picking up a number of Open education related posts that are “moment” worthy.
If you do not read German (I do not either but I can use translation tools), this is “Self-study courses for the committed” that cover topics of biodiversity, climate change, anti-racism, and more, all open and licensed Creative Commons.
Tom has shared his wealth of writing and resources for early childhood education from https://tomdrummond.com/ again under one of those CC licenses.
Quite a first toot! Check out the SUNY Oneonta open textbook on Theatre Appreciation
Paul Hibbetts shares a useful tool that dynamically renders content authored in Markdown in web friendly format that can be embedded in web pages or an LMS. See Docsify This
And those are just things our account has seen in the last few days.
James Glapa-Grossklag and I were honored to have our Open for Antiracism: Supporting Educators to Use Open Education for Antiracist Teaching article written in collaboration with the amazing research team at the RP Group included in a special issue of the Journal of Multicultural Education. This case study documents the findings and future direction of the Open for Antiracism faculty development program launched in 2020 with generous support from the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Stacy Katz and Jennifer Van Allen, co-editors, announced the publication of the Special Issue of the Journal for Multicultural Education on The Intersections of Open Educational Practices and Equity Pedagogy this fall. In this special issue, they sought to further the discussion with a focus on pedagogical considerations and practical applications of equitable OEP, adding to the current dialogue and critical questions posed by scholars around the world. You can read more about the history and motivation in the feature piece, Open with intention: situating equity pedagogy within open education to advance social justice, as well as ongoing conversations and challenges. “Our hope is that others will continue this conversation and we have provided the development to be transparent and to help others replicate and improve upon this process.”
Late to this, but 2022 was a big year for us at BCcampus as it marked the 10th anniversary of the B.C Open Textbook project & we celebrated all year long with numerous events and the launch of a new open collection site.