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OpenCon Southeast Nigeria

December 6, 2019

Join us at Federal University of Technology, owerri. (FUTO) for OpenCon Southeast Nigeria, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as we share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in our work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all.
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Schedule: (subject to change)

8:30 – 9:15 – Registration & light breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 – Welcome Remarks

9:30 – 10:30 – Open for Whom?: Critical Discussion of Open Scholarship and Education

10:30 – 11:00 – Mid-morning break

11:00- 12:00 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Data for the People: Open Civic Data Initiatives in the Southeast Region
Track 2: Reimagining the Disposable Assignment: Open Pedagogy in Action
Track 3: Is Open Science the Future of Science?

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch

1:30 – 2:15 – Lightning talks
Talk 1: Flip the Textbook: Science in Translation with Student-Created OERs
Talk 2: OER Beyond Textbooks: Meeting Student Needs in the Health Sciences
Talk 3: Making Open the Norm: Five Quick Language Tips for Advancing Open Access
Talk 4: Are Your Students Ready to Create Open Data?
Talk 5: Facilitating Data Discovery through an Open-Source Data Catalog

10 min break (Snacks available)

2:25 – 3:10 – Afternoon workshops
Track 1: Hypothesis: An Open Online Annotation Tool for eBooks and the Web
Track 2: Digital Assessment, OER, and Learning
Track 3: Inclusive Design for Open Access Materials: Workflows, Tools, and Logistics to Consider When Ensuring Access for Disabled Members of Your Community

10 min break (Snacks available)

3:20 – 3:50 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Organized for Affordability: Southeast Statewide Textbook Project
Track 2: Advancing Open Through an OA Fund: Perspectives from Two Libraries
Track 3: The Promises and Potential Problems of Creating Open Historic Data

10 min break (Snacks available)

4:00 – 4:30 – Concurrent sessions
Track 1: Providing Access to Legal Information in the Developing World
Track 3: The Impact of OER on Student Performance and Engagement

4:30 – 5:00 – Closing and Next Steps

5:15 – Tour of Imo state Library


December 6, 2019
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Federal University of Technology Owerri
Federal University of Technology
Owerri, 1526 Nigeria
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