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APODE 2022 Session 3 Lightning Talks - OFDL resources: National and global perspectives

Wayne Mackintosh (Otago Polytechnic)
FOSSDLE: Building a Pacific open platform cooperative to support the implementation of the UNESCO OER Recommendation

The Free and Open Source Software Digital Learning Ecosystem (FOSSDLE) aims to provide shared, low-cost technology infrastructure for governments and institutions in the Pacific to reuse, remix, and host their own OER-enabled online courses while building capacity in open education and system administration skills. This lightning talk will provide an overview of the nascent FOSSDLE initiative to establish a mentoring network for Pacific island technologists wanting to build hands-on skills supporting open technologies.

Rajni Chand (University of the South Pacific)
OER in the context of USP and the Islands

The Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL) at USP hosts PACFOLD (Pacific Centre for Flexible and Open Learning for Development) which is the Commonwealth of Learning’s regional centre providing technical support for the region’s Commonwealth member countries’ OER collection. All Pacific Commonwealth countries host their own OER collections for their teachers. Apart from this, PACFOLD is currently working on a project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade that is examining the repository designing for the region. This presentation will share the work of PACFOLD as well as the importance of OER during the current situation we are facing.

Jennifer Hurley (RMIT)
Open education in practice - open textbook publishing at RMIT

To promote open education at RMIT, the Library has established the RMIT Open Press, to provide educators with a pathway to involve students as co-authors and to share their work openly.
This presentation will explore what open education means in practice and will explore:
• a best-practice definition of open education that encompasses a range of activities;
• key elements of open education illustrated with examples of practices at RMIT; and
• the impact of these practices.

Nov 9, 2022 11:00 AM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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