Keynote Diversity

Let me introduce you to our three keynote speakers for OER13. For full information about the conference, click here. To register, click here.

Christine   Christine Ennew is Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Nottingham, which is our conference venue. Christine manages the university’s ambitious international strategy, which has attracted students and academic staff from almost 150 nations to research and teaching campuses in both Britain and Asia. The Youtube clip from Christine’s address at Nottingham’s Open Learning Conference in 2009 gives an indication of her viewpoint afforded by her international role.

Rachel  Rachel Wenstone is the Vice President (Higher Education) of the National Union of Students. Rachel’s priorities in the union include defending higher education as a public good, supporting students’ unions to work on student retention and success, and championing excellent teaching. It will be great to have the student view of open education.

Doug   Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw on Twitter) is Badges & Skills Lead at the Mozilla Foundation. He’s a former teacher and senior leader and has also worked in the Further and Higher Education sectors with JISC, a UK national body that works on behalf of the government to promote educational technology. Here is Doug speaking on The Essential Elements of Digital Literacies for TEDxWarwick.

Terese Bird, Learning Technologist & SCORE Research Fellow, University of Leicester

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About tbirdcymru

Educational Designer, School of Medicine, University of Leicester Research and implementation of innovative educational technology solutions at the higher education level since 1998. Currently working on curriculum design and mobile learning within the first UK Medical School to use iPads for learning at the undergraduate level. Recent funded research projects include EU-funded eMundus open educational practice project and evaluation of University of Leicester FutureLearn MOOCs, social media use by teachers and pupils, open education, open educational resources, e-books and e-readers, iTunes U in learning, webinars and multimedia. Particular interest in supporting researchers to digitally network and share their research, and in using VLE/LMS plus personal learning networks and social media to bridge the gap between students, and between student and tutor in distance learning contexts.

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