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3. EduMedia Conference 2007

"Open Education enhanced by Web 2.0!?!"
Open Educational Practices and Resources for Lifelong Learning 

16th - 17th of April 2007 in Salzburg, Austria

Registration for the conference - possible until the 5th of April 2007

scrabble_1.jpgHow does self-directed, lifelong learning benefits from open training materials of the internet, open source based learn- and knowledge software and common good licences?

In all education sectors, innovative eLearning increasingly tend to the use of publicly available and freely accessible digital contents in the internet, collective generated knowledge bases like i.e. Wikipedia as online reference book or open-source based learn- and knowledge software and respectively technical infrastructure. This "Open Educational Resources (OER)" movement was initiated in the year 2002 of the UNESCO (Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries, promoted of the William and Flora Hewletts Foundation):

“At the heart of the movement toward Open Educational Resources is the simple and powerful idea that the world’s knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the Worldwide Web in particular provide an extraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, and reuse knowledge. OER are the parts of that knowledge that comprise the fundamental components of education - content and tools for teaching, learning and research.” (Hewlett Foundation)

Bernie Dodge (Founder of the WebQuest-Method, San Diego State University, USA), Niall Sclater (The Open University, UK) and Guntram Geser (Salzburg Research, A) as well as a lot of other interesting lecturers for example Thomas Häcker (Pädagogische Hochschule Luzern, CH; Portfolio expert) and David Prosser (Director, The Scholary Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC - Europe), UK) give their contributions at the EduMedia Conference.

Within the context of the interdisciplinary conference on Open Educational Resources, the first test workshop for another OLCOS product, the Train-the-trainer handbook on how to plan, search, produce and publish open educational content in eLearning will take place on the 17th April 2007.

Target group:
  • (Media) Pedagogue and teachers
  • e-learning trainer
  • IT-experts
  • librarian
  • ...

Conference organiser:

Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft and St. Virgil Salzburg
In collaboration with the Land Salzburg (Department of adult education - educational media) and with support of the  Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (BMBWK) as well as the Austrian Computer Society (OCG).
Scientific coordination
Mag. Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Organisation and Marketing
Mag. Diana Bischof, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Tel.: +43 (0)662 2288-307
Fax: +43 (0)662 2288-222

Conference programme "Open Education enhanced by Web 2.0!?!" - Open Educational Practices and Resources for Lifelong Learning

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