The Open Education Global Conference 2018: Transforming Education Through Open Approaches

The Open Education Global Conference (OE Global) is where the global open education community meets to discuss how opening education helps us achieve universal access, equity, innovation and opportunity in education. The OE Global conference is the most internationally diverse conference devoted exclusively to open education, attracting researchers, practitioners, policy makers, educators and students from more than 35 countries to discuss and explore how Open Education advances educational practices around the world.

OE Global 2018 has taken place from 24-26 April 2018 in Delft, the Netherlands, hosted by the Open Education Consortium and Delft University of Technology. The theme of OE Global 2018 was Transforming Education through Open Approaches.

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) represented the SlideWiki project and delivered a hands-on workshop dedicated to raising awareness about the SlideWiki platform and collecting feedback from members of the open education community. The workshop introduced participants to the SlideWiki platform and its functionalities for collaborative authoring of OCW, crowdsourced translation of educational content, as well as social networking. Participants were also introduced to the latest technological developments behind SlideWiki, regarding its integration with different educational platforms. Additionally, participants have had the opportunity to try the SlideWiki platform and perform a range of tasks related to Open Educational Resources (OERs), including finding OERs, reusing existing OERs, as well as authoring new OERs in collaboration with other participants. Participants were able to offer their feedback via a plenary discussion and complete a questionnaire evaluating SlideWiki in terms of its usefulness and usability.

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