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Wednesday, November 27 • 10:45 - 11:50
Open Education and its unknowns

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Session Table Name: FIRENZE

This session continues discussions from the OER19 conference in Galway, Ireland which introduced the “Helen Lovejoy phenomenon in Open Education”.

With the reference to The Simpsons character we shed light to situations in which adults pretend to think not OF the children but FOR them, i.e. patronizing them. There is also a Helen Lovejoy Syndrome in Open Education: We tend to think not only OF the learners but we intend to think FOR them. ( “We” refers to educators and educational institutions that design and provide OER).

At the OE Global 2019 we will provide a brief summary and then introduced the audience to new issues of unknowns in Open Education which will be discussed on-site as well as on-line.


Markus Deimann

Researcher at Fern Universität in Hagen, FernUniversität in Hagen
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Jöran Muuß-Merholz

COO, J&K - Jöran und Konsorten
Host of OERcamps since 2012, speaks and writes on OER and progressive forms of education.
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Gabi Fahrenkrog

program management, OERcamp / Agentur J&K

Wednesday November 27, 2019 10:45 - 11:50 CET
BL27 ground floor north corridor - World Cafe