OEGlobal 2022 is a Safe Place

The OEGlobal 2022 conference is a safe space for Open Educators to share and collaborate with colleagues from around the world. It is also a new space, where you might think that different rules apply, so we want to be clear with our expectations, so that your experience of the conference and OEG Connect is as smooth and easy as possible.

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A safe space …

This conference is a safe space for Open Educators to share and collaborate with colleagues from around the world. We understand there could be some cultural differences and so have created a participant’s guide on how to behave on the platform, which you can access here.

In short:

  • Be welcoming
  • Be considerate
  • Be respectful
  • Be open to ideas

If at any time you feel uncomfortable or threatened, feel like you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please reach out to us at report@oeglobal.org immediately.

If you do not feel comfortable being identified through the direct reporting process, you can report anonymously by using this form.

Site-wide safety

What are we doing to protect your privacy?

#OEGlobal21 is run entirely by the Open Education Global team and its co-hosts. The technology and information is managed in-house. We have provided links to the terms of use and privacy policies of each of these services for you to review; the links can be found throughout this post and in the summary at the end. We also put requirements in place to help ensure that these service providers protect and handle personal information with care. For example, we have worked with Remo to minimize access to participant data.

Will I be recorded?

Event participants or attendees will not be recorded. Only speakers, co-presenters and session chairs, will be recorded when they are presenting. The recordings and content will be recorded on Zoom and uploaded to each session page after the event for the wider Open Education community to access post the event.

Sometimes it is not possible to filter out people who have joined the zoom session, even if they do not present. If you have your video or audio on in a webinar you might be recorded or seen as part of the recording, but the chat will not be shared. If you do not wish to be recorded, make sure your video is turned off. If you wish to ask a question and don’t mind your voice being shared, be sure your video is turned off when asking a question. Another option is to use the chat feature and ask the question in writing. The choice is yours.

Post Only Your Own Stuff

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without their explicit permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

Of course, all CC-licensed material will be accepted as long as the conditions of each licence is abided by.

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