Beyond beyond

This blog was established to support our conference in 2010. There have been no new posts since then and the blog is now archived.

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Thank you for attending

Thank you to all the delegates and speakers who joined us in Oxford on Tuesday- remotely and physically. As you may know we gather here at Oxford, at about this time each year to explore and debate issues of learning technology … Continue reading

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Robin Wilson

Keynote presentation from Robin Wilson, Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Open University, a Fellow by special election of Keble College at Oxford: communicating mathematics – a historical and personal journey. Robin speaks eloquently, using slide-transparencies on an … Continue reading

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Challenges Panel

What happens next, after Oxford’s successful first year producing OER through the OpenSpires project? Some questions addressed: Re-use: Did the panel consider who was actually the audience for their content? What content did they think would ‘travel’ well? And ‘portability’ … Continue reading

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Fred Mednick

Connecting Teachers with Content – Fred Mednick, founder of TeachersWithoutBorders, joins the conference through a WebEx connection – with constructive ‘heckling’ from the audience sharing suggestions for how to make his presentation more visible. His slides are available already on … Continue reading

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Tim Unwin

Tim Unwin, UNESCO, is stranded at an airport in Finland, so he has recorded and sent a video to the conference organisers while his slides are presented in the room. Tim is speaking on “Open Educational Resources and ICT for … Continue reading

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Oxford OER case studies

“I’m global NUMBER ONE of the download chart [for the whole of iTunes-U]? How many does that mean – 20 downloads this week, 100? 18,000 a week! Completely humbling! I hope that’s 18,000 people that I’ve turned on to philosphy” … Continue reading

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Jan Hylén

Jan Hylén, former OECD analyst (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – a worldwide venture), joins the conference over video link from Sweden – unable to travel to the UK because of the current flight restrictions. Initially there were technical … Continue reading

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Andy Lane

Andy Lane, Director of OpenLearn, one of the Open University’s major open learning initiatives: speaking about “Content, Collaboration and Innovation: Past, Present and Future”. Why make educational resources open? Among a range of motivations is that OER can bridge the … Continue reading

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Melissa Highton

Melissa Highton welcomed everyone to the start of the Beyond 2010 conference. Melissa is head of the Learning Technologies Group (the LTG), Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS). The recent events in Iceland has made it impossible for three of our … Continue reading

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