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Thursday, April 26


Europeana is Europe's digital platform for cultural heritage, founded and funded by the European Commission. The presentation will introduce Europeana as an educational resource and show how open cultural data can bring value to open education. In particular, we will present our rich and diverse collections (on many themes, in many media types and languages); focus on the variety of curated resources, ranging from thematic collections to virtual exhibitions and provide examples of interactive and free educational resources with digital cultural heritage content. Finally, we will also tell more about the online tools which will allow educators, instructional designers and technologists to enrich their digital educational materials and activities with open cultural data and inspire learners of all ages.


Isabel Crespo

Europeana Foundation

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:30 - 10:55


Influences from the Year of Open
During 2017, the Year of Open moved quickly from simply being an avenue to recognize significant open education milestones to becoming a year-long event to bring awareness to all things open.

The Year of Open is a global focus on open processes, systems, and tools, created through collaborative approaches, that enhance our education, businesses, governments, and organizations. At its core, open is a mindset about the way we should meet collective needs and address challenges. It means taking a participative and engaging approach, whether to education, government, business or other areas of daily life. In its practical applications, open is about shared efforts and values to enhance people’s opportunities, understanding and experiences.

During the Year of Open, we captured and displayed efforts that increased participation and the understanding of how open contributes to making things better across the globe. In this session, I will share the highlights from 2017, inviting the contributors to speak about their Year of Open experience and what it meant to them. I will also share and invite others to contribute to the 2018 Year of Open.

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Susan Huggins

Communications Director, Open Education Consortium

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:55 - 11:20


The OER World Map: Suddenly grown up – and now?
The OER World Map is an ambitious project which records and shares data about OER activity and actors worldwide. The presentation gives an overview of the state of platform, community, and business model development within the project and outlines next steps. The OER World Map provides growing value for its users. It takes an integrated approach which combines top-down and bottom-up elements in order to release the full potential of the platform. Throughout 2017 our work has concentrated on the question how the platform can support the development of a regional OER community in one country. Basic elements of the model developed in Germany are an OER country map and reports, which combine narratives with underlying primary data. Data collection is done by an editorial office in cooperation with the local community. The developed model can be used as a reference point for the implementation of the platform in other countries. In order to prepare breakthrough on a global scale, and the implementation of more country maps, we will start a strategic partnership programme and increase social networking functionality of the platform.


Jan Neumann

Head of Legal Affairs & Organization, Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes NRW

Thursday April 26, 2018 11:20 - 11:45


CC Open Education Platform
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This session will discuss the Creative Commons Open Education Platform, what it’s doing, and how to join. Everyone is welcome!

In early 2017, the Creative Commons Global Network completed a consultation process of renewing and reorganizing itself to support a strong and growing global movement. The year-long process resulted in the CC Global Network Strategy . Part of the new strategy is to establish defined areas of focus, or “platforms,” which will drive CC’s global activities. Platforms are how we organize areas of work for the CC community, where individuals and institutions organize and coordinate themselves across the CC Global Network.

In the spirit of openness and to effectively strategize, these platforms are open to all interested parties working in the platform area and adjacent spaces. The CC Open Education Platform is the space to:

• Stay connected to global actions in open education resources, practice, and policy.
• Identify, plan and coordinate multi-national open education, practices and policy projects to collaboratively solve education challenges with an amazing group of open education leaders from around the world.
• Secure funding (from Creative Commons and other funding sources) for the open education projects we collectively select.
• Contribute to global perspectives on open education to strengthen advocacy worldwide.
• Connect your country / region to global open education initiatives.
• Be on the forefront in implementing Creative Commons’ global network strategy.
• Meet annually, in-person, at the Creative Commons Summit with members of the CC Open Education Platform to celebrate successes, share best practices, and plan for the next year.
• Explore, practice, and share innovative methods for inclusive and open engagement with educators, learners and governments around the world.

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Cable Green

Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Cable works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, open content, and open policies to significantly improve access to quality, affordable, education and research resources so everyone in the world can attain all the education they desire. His career is... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 11:45 - 12:10