The summer ended and the NEWCOMERS team has jumped into September with many new activities and developments. We attended three international Open Education events, where we presented our Open Education policy, developed by Mojca Drevenšek from Consensus Communications, our communications partner. The Open Education movement tries to improve the availability of education for everyone, without financial, technical, or other barriers. This is supported by Open Educational Resources (OER), which are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation, and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.
On September 16th, Mojca attended the OE Policy Forum 2021, where she took part in a workshop, titled Green and Climate Open Education. The forum is organized by Centrum Cyfrowe, a Polish foundation dealing with Open Education and Open Culture practices.
In the same week, another big global event took place online – CC Global Summit 2021. The NEWCOMERS Open Education policy was once again presented by Mojca Drevenšek in a session called Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW): Teaching and Reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, which she led with three other developers of Open Education projects for Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW) programme - Jennifer Miller, Geoffrey Cain, Brianna Buljung.
Lastly, the NEWCOMERS also attended the OE Global Conference. Mojca took part in the Webinar on OER Policy Development with a presentation she shared with other students of the Leadership in Open Education master’s programme - Dominic Orr, Tel Amiel, and Ana Fabjan. All events had numerous attendees from all over the globe, meaning the NEWCOMERS' efforts and ideas have traveled beyond the borders of the EU.
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