Open Education Policy Forum 2018

Date
15
16
Oct 2018
Place
Centrum Kreatywności Targowa
56 Targowa Street, Warsaw — Poland
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Nicole Allen - Director of Open Education for SPARC. In this role she leads SPARC’s work to advance openness in education, which includes a robust state and federal policy program, a broad librarian community of practice, and a leadership program for OER librarians. Nicole joined SPARC in 2013 to develop and launch a program on open education. Under her leadership, SPARC’s open education program has been a driving force behind numerous state and federal policy achievements, including securing Congressional funding for an open education grant program and establishing a U.S. Department of Education policy requiring open licensing for grant-funded materials. Nicole also oversaw the launch of SPARC’s Open Education Leadership Program, a first-of-its-kind professional development program that is positioned to become the industry standard in the growing field of open education librarianship.
Javiera Atenas - She is the co-coordinator of the Open Education Working Group (Open Knowledge International) and the education lead of the Latin American Initiative for Open Data. She holds PhD in Education and her research is focused in the use of Open Data for Education and in educational policies.
Dr Maren Deepwell - Maren has been CEO of Assoxiation for Learning Technology. She currently collaborates with colleagues on projects including open policy development, edtech start ups and organisational transformation which puts her commitment to open leadership into practice. Her work is bridging Learning Technology discourse across sectors in the UK and internationally.
Cable Green - He works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, content, practices and policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. He's a leading advocate for open licensing and procurement policies that ensure publicly funded education materials are freely and openly available to the public that paid for them. Cable has 20 years of academic technology, online learning, and open education experience and helped establish the Open Course Library, Open Policy Network, OER Policy Registry, CC Certificate and other projects.
Christer Gundersen - Technology enthusiast working to unlock the full potential of the internet by promoting a free and open web. Christer works as the CEO and CTO at the Norwegian digital learning arena with a strong focus on the development of open educational learning resources and free software. He also works as the CTO for The global digital library. The Global Digital Library (GDL) is being developed to increase the availability of high-quality mother tongue learning resources worldwide.
Øivind Høines - He has played an active and important role in establishing Norway as a leading OER- Country. He has been the CEO and Executive Editor for the Norwegian Digital Learning Arena (NDLA) for more than ten years. In 2017 NDLA received the OE Award – OER Site "A sustainable large- scale model for OER". NDLA is one of the largest OER sites in the world, and supplies all Norwegian uppers secondary schools / K-12 with open digital learning material.
Gašper Hrastelj - He has been working for the Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO since 2007. Presently, Gašper is its Deputy Secretary General and his strongest interests are the fields of Open Education, Youth Networks, UNESCO´s Science Programmes as well as UNESCO´s sports programmes.
Piroska Hugyecz - Piroska is currently a consultant in education development and international fundraising for the CSOs in Hungary. She works on projects promoting the successful labour market integration of women, especially with children especially through e-learning and the development of the capacities of NGOs in international fundraising. For several years, she managed civil society advocacy grants in the field of general education, including open education and Open Educational Resources advocacy projects, mostly in Eastern Europe at the Open Society Foundations. She has recently prepared country assessments of OER and open education policies in three Eastern European countries: Romania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She works on the promotion of open education and open educational resources (OERs) in her home country, Hungary.
Fabio Nascimbeni - Fabio Nascimbeni works as Assistant Professor at the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), where he collaborates with the iTED research institute on a number of research and innovation projects and he directs the Telefonica Chair on Digital Society and Education. He is a Senior Fellow of the European Distance and eLearning Network (EDEN), a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Education Working of the Open Knowledge Foundation, a fellow at the Centro de Estudos sobre Tecnologia e Sociedade of the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil and at the Nexa Centre of the Politecnico di Torino. He has been active in the field of learning innovation and ICT for learning since 1998, by designing and coordinating more than 40 research and innovation projects and promoting European and international collaboration in different areas, from school education to higher education, to lifelong learning, to ICT research.
Michal Kaderka - He is co-founder of the Alliance for Open Education and teacher of media studies which he teaches according to the principles of open education. He is the author of the web www.svetmedii.info where he publishes an open textbook and serves the maximum information for educators interested in media education or considering applying the principles of open education and open pedagogy to the learning. He also works with commercial publishers without compromising the principles of an open education.
Tamara Kovacova - For the four years leader of the Open Education programme and advocacy manager at EDUin (Information Centre about education, NGO). Durring this period EDUin contributed to several accomplishments at the Czech field of open education as for example obligatory CC - BY licences for some outputs from educational publicly funded programme or open education commitments in the Czech 4. OGP Action Plan. EDUin is activelly cooperate with international network on better conditions for open education within EU Copyright directive.
Jan L. Neumann - He is Head of Legal Affairs and Organization at the North Rhine-Westphalian Library Service Centre (hbz) and member of the Education Expert Committee of the German Commission for UNESCO. Since 2013 Jan manages the OER World Map project, which is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and aims at providing the most complete and comprehensible picture of the global Open Educational Resources (OER) movement so far.
Paul Stacey - Executive Director of the Open Education Consortium (OEC). The OEC is a members based organization with over 240 members from 44 countries around the world. As Executive Director Paul represents OEC's members and provides advocacy and leadership around advancement of open education globally. OEC works with its members to build capacity to find, reuse, create and share Open Educational Resources (OER), develop open policy, create sustainable open education models, and enable international collaboration and innovation. OEC annually coordinates and hosts Open Education Week, the Open Education Global conference, and Open Education Awards for Excellence. Paul worked for many years at Creative Commons where he co-authored the book Made With Creative Commons which uses case studies to describe successful business models and strategies for making open sustainable. In the open policy arena Paul's focus is on policy that addresses all facets of open in education and makes possible the use of open in ways that are long term, sustainable and expected.
Alek Tarkowski - President of Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation He is a sociologist, strategist of digital public policies, advocate and researcher of digital society. His focus has been on policies related to open and digital education, digital skills and access to knowledge. He is the co-founder of Creative Commons Poland, Polish Coalition for Open Education (KOED) and Communia, the European Association on the Digital Public Domain. He co-created the "Cape Town Open Education Declaration + 10 years" project. Member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning. Formerly, member of the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Poland and of the Polish Board of Digitisation.
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Open Education Policy Forum is organized with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Open Society Foundations.