Gino Fransman (Nelson Mandela University/ OpenEdInfluencers), Chrissi Nerantzi (Manchester Metropolitan University), Paola Corti (Politecnico di Milano), Ody Frank (Clarendon Six-Form College)
‘Together’ is an openly licensed, free and collaborative picture book and an Open Educational Resource (OER).
Together is co-created by a small group of open practitioners and researchers in Higher Education (HE) who are across many countries and continents and supported by a 2020 Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN) Fellowship. Together is, by its nature, created with the help of the wider Open Education community (Pulker et al., 2021). This story, and telling it,is always changing and changeable. Together can be used and remixed by individuals in different cross-generational settings, various contexts, and parts of the world. It is for young and adult readers alike (Nerantzi et al., 2021a). Gratitude to the generosity of the Open Education community, the story has already been translated into more than 28 languages Nerantzi, C. Pulker, H., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Mathers, B. and Frank, O. (2021b).
Come along to help us explore and discuss Together! As you join us (or direct others to do so), think about the context of educator and learner development at school, college, Technical and Vocational Education and Training, or university.
How can Together be useful to create international learning communities, foster engagement in learning and assessment while promoting the opportunities and values of Open?
How can we use Together to raise awareness of Open, co-create knowledge and share it within international cross-cultural contexts?
How can Together be used for creative expression and risk taking, storytelling and making to spread Open across cultures and work towards the SDGs?
We will invite colleagues interested in participating in our activity to also join a session the team will organise and announce as part of this contribution to introduce the activity and provide guidance and support.
Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H., Bentley, P., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Fransman, G., Frank, O. and Mathers, B. (2021a) Together. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4703978 Translation available in 20 languages.
Nerantzi, C., Pulker, H., Corti, P., Roberts, V., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Mathers, B. and Frank, O. (2021b) The joys of open collaboration, stories from the GOGN picture book team, OER21 Conference, 22 April 2021, recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vymVMOuSQ
Pulker, H., Bentley, P., Fransman, G., Roberts, V., Nerantzi, C., Corti, P., Frank, O. and Mathers, B. (2021) A collaboration like no other, reflections by the team as the GOGN picture book project is coming to an end #GOGNpb, 7 April 2021, GO-GN blog, http://go-gn.net/research/a-collaboration-like-no-other/
Extended abstract: OE_Global_2021_paper_32.pdf 📄
This activity can be completed at any time during (or after) the conference.
Instructions and materials for the activity will be added below by the authors. They will provide specific details on how to participate and what to share back as a response to the activity.