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OER20: The Care in Openness
April 1, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Covering issues of privilege, equity, precarity, power relations and public interest, OER20 will put the spotlight on both the value and limitations of care in open education.
Care is a means for social transformation when it is rooted in actual practices and mechanisms that guarantee its redistribution towards a lasting social reorganisation (ZEMOS98, 2019). But in the age of data surveillance and significant risk on the open web, how can we map out and give visibility to the critical component of care practices? How can we build sustainable communities, participatory practices, and civic engagement for the public good and a healthier democracy?
OER20 Conference Committee: This year we are offering all volunteers an opportunity to sign up for what you are particularly interested in helping with in the run-up to and during OER20. We would like the conference to reflect the diverse and growing OER20 community across the UK and beyond. The work of the Committee will start in late September 2019 as the Call for Proposals is issued and continues up to the conference in April 2019. If you would like to apply to join the OER20 Committee please complete this form.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have an interest in the following indicative areas of practice:
- Openness in the age of surveillance
- Sustainable open education communities
- Open education for civic engagement and democracy
- Criticality and care in open education
The Call for Proposals will open in September 2019.