|I instigated the award of Open Educational Practitioner badges using Credly and shared these with the language teaching community in the UK and found there was very little awareness of what #OEP means. I am the Chair of the Open Education Special Interest Group and we regularly run webinars to showcase open education themes from our community site. I identify professionally as an open educational practitioner online and regularly produce and share resources through multiple channels to support use of Creative Commons licences and greater understanding of the value of open practice in education. I recently ran an institutional project (WIHEA #knowhow) to disseminate practical approaches to going open. It is important that practitioners understand how to share safely online and how to manage their intellectual property, I believe that understanding amongst teachers often emerges from observation of practices modelled by the community and therefore it helps to demonstrate how open practice can be beneficial to learners and teachers alike. Language learning should be equally accessible to all if we are to build a fairer world in which there is greater empathy and understanding of others.|
Globaled17 session #knowhow project: Recording from my session on Global Collaboration Day Sept 21, 2017 https://warwick.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Globaled17+session+knowhow+project/1_t6xu6f68/6610831
I am chair of the Open Education Special Interest group https://www.alt.ac.uk/about-alt/special-interest-and-members-groups/open-education-sig
" Eurocall, Southampton, August 2017 How much longer can we go on? Developing a model of sustainable language learning. 3
" InnoConf2017, June 2017, Milton Keynes Little OER, Open practice and the sustainability of language teaching.
" OER17, April 2017, London Teaching: under fire from all sides.
" ALT-C, Warwick, September 2016 Collaboration and Innovation in the open.
" Telecollaboration conference, Dublin, April 2016 Sharing practice in the open: Heutagogy in action.
" Open Badges HE, Southampton March 2016 Presenting the invisible: Using open badges for skill development and recognition
" ALT winter conference, Dec 2015 To badge or not to badge
" ALT-C September 2015 Taming wild geese: open badging for global competences.
" Eurocall, Padova, August 2015 A new approach to assessing Online Intercultural Exchange through Open badges.
" COIL conference, March 2015 (online contribution, with Mirjam Hauck) Soft Certification of Participant Engagement and Task Completion in COIL-enhanced courses Through Open Badges
" Global Education Conference, November 2014 Breaking down barriers to learning 4
" Eurocall 2013 Evora, Portugal September 2013. paper pending publication. Creating and nurturing a Community of Practice for language teachers in Higher Education.