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Welcome to OE Global19!

To help you plan your participation the conference program schedule can be filtered by date, venue, session type, and session format using the Filter functions.

Filter by Date lets you look at a specific day of the program.
Filter by Venue lets you look at the program by venue rooms where sessions are taking place.
Filter by Type lets you look at the program by track. In addition to keynotes and breaks the program is made up of three main tracks or types of sessions Pedagogy, Roles, and Strategies.
Clicking on a type in Filter by Type lets you see only sessions of that type in the program schedule.
In addition, Pedagogy, Roles, and Strategies each have a set of associated topics. Topics appear when you hover over a type name in the Filter by Type area of Sched. Topics are clickable allowing you to further filter the program by topic.
Session Format lets you view the program by types of sessions - Action Labs, Lightning Talks, Posters, Presentations, and World Cafes.

The conference program is rich and diverse representing the current state of open education around the world.

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Gino Fransman

OpenEdInfluencers / Nelson Mandela University
GO_GN PhD Researcher/ Coordinator ALW- NMMU
South Africa
I'm a South African intent on being a contributor to education development, in the realm of Open, as freely accessible and unrestricted by issues of access or privilege. I am a researcher of what is potentially useful in education development, seeking applicable strategies for its immersion within a system resistant to innovation at times. This from the perspective experienced by the people 'doing' it. To many others, my colleagues, those lectured, taught or supported in my work in Higher Education, I'm a practitioner and an educator. However, I am ever most of all an energetic advocate of the potential of Open Education, and in particular Open Educational Resources (OER) as we try to engage and prepare those in education, either teachers or learners, far better for the ever changing demands of the 21st Century. These have been set out in the Sustainable Development Goals, and largely, attaining these ideals lies within education.
I willingly here engage on Open Education, the why's, and perhaps may be of assistance to support initiating discussion on the how's, including input into what is next. Contact me for further discussion: gino.fransman@nmmu.ac.za, Let's Open ways to engage for the upcoming Open Education Consortium's Global Conference 2017, to be held in Cape Town March 8 - 10. My research interests further lie in literacy and language for tertiary and career development, and innovating opportunities for graduate up-skilling being demanded for any success in the 21st Century.