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Posted in March 2010

OpenCourseWare Conference in Vietnam

OCWC Global ConferenceThe OpenCourseWare Consortium’s fifth annual conference
will take place
in Hanoi, Vietnam from 5-7 May, 2010. This conference will bring
together educators, administrators, policy
makers and other interested participants to examine the capacity of
OpenCourseWare to effect large-scale educational improvement worldwide.
The conference will focus on the uses and potential uses of
OpenCourseWare around the world.

The conference will be organized
into three main subthemes:

Building OpenCourseWare
This subtheme will explore
the creation of OpenCourseWare
infrastructure and projects. Presentations in this track could discuss
technology, intellectual property issues, gaining the support of
institutions and individuals, staffing OCW projects, and other topics
relevant to starting or enhancing OpenCourseWare projects.

Using OpenCourseWare as a platform
OpenCourseWare infrastructure has been created, institutions and
agencies are using it to achieve goals across the education sector.
Current and potential uses of OpenCourseWare include improving
instructional quality, public-private partnerships, OCW for public
education needs, renewal of skills for the 21st century
workforce, etc.

Sustaining OpenCourseWare
In order to realize the
transformational potential of OpenCourseWare,
its future must be secured through its integration into educational
plans. This track will allow participants to discuss strategies for
long-term sustainability of OCW projects, including funding, revenue,
insuring support by institutional decision makers, and integration into
policy, as well as looking at innovations that improve discoverability
and usefulness to OCW users, technology developments, and
interoperability of projects.

The conference has an interesting programme and is always a great
opportunity to meet members of the OCW Consortium. From TU Delft OCW
Projectleader Willem van Valkenburg and OCWC Boardmember Anka
will attend the conference.

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