Call for proposals OER 2016 – extended until 30th November

The Call for Proposals for OER16 has been extended to midday GMT on Monday 30 November 2015. The call is available to view as a Google Document  or download as PDF from

The vision for the conference is to focus on the value proposition of embedding open culture in the context of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and research. The conference will be chaired by Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at the University of Edinburgh, and Lorna Campbell, OER Liaison at the University of Edinburgh and EDINA Digital Education Manager.

OER16 will focus on:

*The strategic advantage of open and creating a culture of openness.
*Converging and competing cultures of open knowledge, open source, open content, open practice, open data and open access.
*Hacking, making and sharing.
*The reputational challenges of openwashing.
*Openness and public engagement.
*Innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education.

OER16 is inviting proposal for presentations, lightning talks, posters, workshops and panels. Your proposal needs to show clearly how your session will address one or more of the conference themes and should include recent research, case studies, practice or learner perspectives from any educational context including schools, colleges, universities, industry, training and skills.

To submit your proposal before midday GMT on Monday 30 November visit:

For more information about the conference visit

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