I just had this fun idea in my head… I have been invited to give a webinar as part of UNIR #OpenTuesdays (thanks again Fabio, what an honor) Tuesday May 9th at 3pm CEST/Cairo time (that’s 9am EDT/2pm UK):
I’m going to talk about Self as OER (the work of Suzan Koseoglu and me) from an Egyptian perspective (this was the topic they chose among those I offered – I had been hoping to be joined by Suzan initially but at the time we couldn’t arrange it; hence the “Egyptian” part)… So I will tackle two main dimensions: what it looks like for Egyptians in general, but more specifically, my own personal journey through openness in this way. A few recent things I have been doing and thinking about will probably influence this session and I am sure more things will happen between now and then that can make me change my mind… But for now, I think I am definitely influenced by
- Reactions to my #OER17 keynote and generally things I learned during OER17
- Recent #YearOfOpen hangout on open pedagogy and curation of awesome posts by many people. Check all relevant links at http://bit.ly/CurateOpenPed
- Recent thoughts on “open on whose terms?” which I just wrote about on Prof Hacker
- Recent thoughts on whether digital literacies are generic or context-specific.
- Lots of Virtually Connecting sessions and internal discussions
But here comes the fun part, inviting participation before the event! Please post comments, blogs, tweets or multimedia to #OpenTuesdays #SelfOER from now till Tuesday and I might start curating those (maybe easier if you tag me haha)
If you were an OER, what kind would you want to be?
I’m thinking about my answer… And one of the first thoughts that came to my mind is… “I want to be an OER that centers diverse marginalized voices” (inspired by discussions with Suzan Koseoglu, Christian Friedrich, Sheila MacNeill and Rajiv Jhangiani).
What are your priorities? If you were an OER?
Update: Thanks to all who commented or tweeted. Here is the Storify: