Axel Meisen, C.M., Ph.D., P.Eng., EurIng, FCAE
Opening remark – Axel Meisen


Sukaina Walji
University of Cape Town
‘Open, ready and agile’: Developing a communications strategy for the Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) in the Global South
Nelson Piedra, Janneth Chicaiza, Edmundo Tovar and Jorge Lopez-Vargas
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, UTPL, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, UTPL
A Framework for improving the effectiveness of the Openness in OER Repositories and Open Educational Datasets
Brian Jacobs
A Sustainable Model For Open Content Courseware
Satoshi Yamawaki
Castalia Co., Ltd.
Continuous learning with OER
Jure Cuhalev
Open Education Consortium
Current trends in Mobile Web and what it means for Open Educational Resources
Steve Welch, Mary Lou Forward, Mark Surman
IEEE, Open Education Consortium, Mozilla Foundation
MOOC+: Engaging the public in virtual panel discussions
Deepak Prasad, Rajneel Totaram and Tsuyoshi Usagawa
Kumamoto University, University of the South Pacific, Kumamoto University
Open Digital Textbooks Analytics System: Work-In-Progress
Stephen Downes
National Research Council Canada
Open Learning and the Personal Learning Environment
Dr Gilbert Paquette
Research Chair for Instructional and Cognitive Engineering (CICE)
Opening up MOOCs for OER management on the Web of linked data
Davor Orlic
Knowledge 4 All Foundation Ltd
OpeningupSlovenia – National research and innovation environment for Open Education
Emily Rodgers
University of Michigan School of Information
Reframing Entrepreneurial Education: Engaged and Open
Edmundo Tovar and Cristina Stefanelli
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, SOFIA Consulting
Training Entrepreneurship through an Open Educational Practice. The StartUp model
Allyn Radford and Jane Fahey
Universities for the Future; Disruption; and the role of Open Education
Jan Neumann and Dr. Robert Farrow
hbz / graphthinking GmbH
User-stories for the OER World Map
Susan Huggins and Peter Smith
Open College at Kaplan University, Kaplan University
Using ‘open’ to create a new, innovative future higher education model

Evidence of Impact

Paul Bacsich, Felix Ostrowski, Rob Farrow, Tel Amiel and Dan Wilton
Sero Consulting Ltd, hbz, The Open University UK, University of Campinas, Athabasca University
Conceptual issues in mapping OER
Michelle Willmers
University of Cape Town
Content promotion and visibility: A social media experiment
Danielle Paradis
Royal Roads University
Exploration of Open Textbooks through Educator’s Lived Experiences
Paul Bacsich
Sero Consulting Ltd
Mapping OER using Semantic Wiki and Semantic Maps
Gary Matkin
University of California, Irvine
MOOC Research: What Can We Do with Big Data?
Martin Weller, Bea de Los Arcos, Beck Pitt and Rob Farrow
Open University, UK
OER Research findings
Anne Boyer and Clara Danon
Université de Lorraine France, MENESR/DGESIP/MNES
Ten years of OER policy in France: impact and outcomes
Meirani Harsasi and Minrohayati
Universitas Terbuka
The quality of OER in a distance education institution: a study of students’ perspective
Edmundo Tovar and Marco Kalz
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Open University, Netherlands
Who is taking European MOOCs and why? A large-scale, cross provider data collection about participants of European Open Online Courses


Claude Laflamme and Nathan Friess
University of Calgary / Lyryx Learning, Lyryx Learning
A funding and sustainability model for OER
Sarah Goodier and Laura Czerniewicz
Centre for Higher Education Development, University of Cape Town
A Look at Open Access in South Africa: a case study of researchers publishing practices: an analysis of the top 20 journals (both open access and propriety at one university)
Sarah Goodier and Laura Czerniewicz
University of Cape Town
A Look at Open Access in South Africa: a case study of researchers publishing practices: an analysis of the top 20 journals (both open access and propriety at one university)
Boyoung Chae and Mark Jenkins
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
A Qualitative Investigation into Washington Community and Technical College Faculty’s Use and Needs in Open Educational Resources
Mohan Menon
Wawasan Open University
Adoption of Policy and Practice of OER: A Case of Wawasan Open University, Malaysia
Nicole Allen, ML Forward, Cable Green
Collaborative, Coordinated Strategy for OER Implementation
Una Daly, James Glapa-Grossklag, Barbara Illowsky, Phillip Davis, Quill West and Richard Sebastian
Open Education Consortium, Canyons College, De Anza College, Cuyahoga Community College, Delmar College
Community College Panel: Promoting Student Success through Open Education
Derek Moore and Dominique Wooldridge
Wits University
Creating a community of practice to drive OER materials production and address the costs of learning materials in South Africa
Vladimir Tikhomirov and Natalia Dneprovskaya
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics
Development of strategy for smart University
Marc Singer and David Porter
Thomas Edison State College, Simon Fraser University
Exploring the process of using OER to build transnationally accredited courses within the OERu partner network – an activity theory perspective
Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
University of Cape Town
Grappling with the concepts of “impact” and “openness” in relation to OER: Current developments in the ROER4D Project
Cable Green, Paul Stacey and Nicole Allen
Creative Commons, Creative Commons, SPARC
Institute for Open Leadership
Don Olcott Jr, Rory McGreal and Carina Bossu
Charles Sturt University, Athabasca University, University of Tasmania
Kangaroo Musings and Academic Doublespeak: Getting the ‘Jump’ on Institutionalizing OER through a New Faculty-Student Synergy
Paul Stacey
Creative Commons
Large Scale OER – A National Framework
Marcela Penaloza
OER strategies and best practices as success factors in Open Access initiatives in higher education
Paul Stacey
Creative Commons
Open Business Models
Nicole Allen and Jan Gondol
SPARC, Ministry of Interior Slovak Republic
Open Government Partnership as a platform for advancing open education policy
Serpil Kocdar and Cengiz Hakan Aydin
Anadolu University
Quality Assurance and Accreditation of MOOCs: Current Issues and Future Trends
Ya-Hui Tang, Ming-Yi Lin, Yu-Zuo Lin and Hsu-Tien Wan
Taipei Medical University
Suggestions for MOOCs platforms from the Course Managers’ point of view — the experience of Taipei Medical University
Colin de La Higuera and Camila Morais Canellas
Université de Nantes
Teacher’s Time is Valuable
Kim Lynch and Greg Rathert
Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Textbooks Can be Affordable?? Getting Faculty in the Game
Alex Van der Merwe
Durban University of Technology
The attitudes of high school teachers to open education resources: A case study of selected South African schools
Barbara Illowsky Phd and Mark Santee
De Anza College, WebAssign
The maturing OER ecosystem: partners, expansion, and critical questions
David Ernst
University of Minnesota
The Open Textbook Network: Collectively Helping Institutions and Faculty Overcome Barriers to Adoption of Open Textbooks
Martijn Ouwehand
TU Delft
TU Delft Online Learning: (Open) licensing MOOCs
Thomas Carey, Alan Davis, Salvador Ferreras and David Porter
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Using OER to Support Institutional Strategic Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Scholarship
Andy Lane
Who knows how and who shares what: open education practices as an inclusive social innovation


Leigh-Anne Perryman and John Lesperance
The Open University, Commonwealth of Learning / Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth
Collaborating across borders: OER use and open educational practices within the Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth
Pilar Saenz, Alid Armando Mera Mosquera, Blanca Elsa Beltrán Quinayás, Edy Yaneth Martínez Torres, Nidia Lucía Girón Bucheli and Yoli Marcela Hernández Pino
Fundacion Karisma, Higher Teacher Training School of Popayán
Create and Recreate the City Through Experiences with OER
Pilar Saenz, Lady Clementine Castro and Yoli Marcela Hernández Pino
Fundacion Karisma, Educational Institution Limbania Velasco, Fundacion Karisma
Creative Commons Licenses: A Bridge to Connect Art and Citizenship Education by Using ICT
Phillip Davis
Educating the Masses through MOOCs
Willem Van Valkenburg
Everything you want to know about MOOCs
Cable Green
Creative Commons
K12 OER Collaborative
Leigh-Anne Perryman and Tony Coughlan
The Open University, UK
Learning from the innovative open practices of three international health projects outside academia
Mihajela Crnko
Jozef Stefan Institute
MyMachine, Engage Learners from Kindergarten to Industries
Jorge León Martínez and Edith Tapia Rangel
Open Educational Resources: Experiences at UNAM
Cable Green, Paul Stacey, Nicole Allen, Alek Tarkowski and Lorna Campbell
Creative Commons, Creative Commons, SPARC, Centrum Cyfrowe
Open Policy Network: Launched!
Eva Méndez and Susan Webster
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Peer reviewed courses in OpenCourseWare at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid: towards a P2P assessment system for OERs
Patricia Hogan, Breanne Carlson and Christopher Kirk
Northern Michigan University
Showcasing: Open Educational Practices’ Models Using Open Educational Resources
Covadonga Rodrigo and Miguel Angel Marqueta
UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Social Accessibility Action to Improve Quality of user-generated video and Develop OER Collections for All
Norazah Nordin, Mohamed Amin Embi and Helmi Norman
The Malaysia Massive Open Online Courses Initiative: User Acceptance of a MOOC course in the South East Asian Context

Pedagogy & Design

Jess Mitchell and Michelle D'Souza
Inclusive Design Research Centre OCAD University
[Action Lab] Inclusive design of OERs using co-design
Nelson Piedra, Janneth Chicaiza, Edmundo Tovar and Jorge Lopez-Vargas
Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, UTPL, Universidad Polit�cnica de Madrid, UTPL
An approach for Filtering of Open Educational Resources to foster Entrepreneurship
Brenda Mallinson and Greig Krull
Saide; Rhodes University, Saide
An OER Online Course Remixing Experience.
Carina Bossu and Wendy Fountain
University of Tasmania
Capacity-building for the adoption of OEP in higher education
Mike Keppell and Xiang Ren
Australian Digital Future Institution, University of Southern Queensland, University of Southern Queensland
Design Options for Open Learning with Formal Credentialing
Uthman Alturki
King Saud University
Factors Affecting the Use of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) From the Viewpoint of Learners in Saudi Arabia
Una Daly
Open Education Consortium
Faculty Motivation and Reflection on Open Textbook Adoptions
Tel Amiel and Tiago Soares
UNICAMP, University of São Paulo
Free or open? Investigating intellectual property rights and openness for OER repositories in Latin America
Covadonga Rodrigo and Francisco Iniesto
UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia
Holistic Vision for Creating Accessible Services based on MOOCs
Yasira Waqar
Virtual University of Pakistan
Instructional Design of OER Produced/Contextualized for Pakistan
Domi Enders
Open Assembly
Knowledge Co-Creation with OER: Unleashing the Creative Power of Open
Richard Heinen, Michael Kerres, Christoph Schindler and Marc Rittberger
earning lab - Universität Duisburg - Essen, DIPF – German Institute for International Educational Research
Provisioning strong and weak OER: Requirements of open informational ecosystems
Steven Weiland
Michigan State University
The Lecture Revisited: Open Educational Resources and Digital Lessons in Teaching
Colin Elliott and Elaine Fabbro
Athabasca University
The Open Library at AU
Heather Ross, Ryan Banow and Jay Wilson
University of Saskatchewan
Truly Open Courses on the Canadian Prairies
Karnedi Karnedi
Universitas Terbuka
Web-Based Learning: Research and Innovation in Translation Learning Resources

ROER4D & GO-GN Research

Francisco Iniesto
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
A bridge between accessibility and MOOCs: an adaptative model for developing new services for people with special needs
Nicolai van der Woert
Health Academy, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Designing ecosystems for open education in healthcare
Dr. Patricia Arinto
Desktop review of OER policies, project and research in the Global South (ROER4D)
Sarah Goodier
University of Cape Town
Developing an evaluation strategy to gain insights into a multi-national project (ROER4D)
Prof Mohandas Menon, B. Phalachandra, Jasmine Emmanuel
Presented by: Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia
Exploring OER for Course Development: The case of a postgraduate Research in Education course in Malaysia and India (ROER4D)
Batbold Zagdragchaa
Exploring the cultural historical factors that influence OER adoption and use in Mongolia’s higher education sector (ROER4D)
María del Pilar Saenz, Ulises Hernandez Pino, and Yoli Marcela Hernández
Karisma Foundation (Colombia)
From copyright restriction to the possibilities of using Creative Commons licenses in primary and secondary education in Colombia: Preliminary findings of the coKREA project (ROER4D)
Henry Trotter
University of Cape Town
Harmonising Research between South and North: Results from ROER4D’s Question Harmonisation Experiment (ROER4D)
Igor Lesko
Open University of Netherlands
Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER Policies
Gino Fransman
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Negotiating Social and Digital Literacies Through Encounters with OER at NMMU: Starting Point: Towards Advocating for Open at NMMU
Judith Pete
Tangaza University College of Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Open Education Resources (OER) Differentiation in Africa (Kenya, Ghana and South Africa)
Gurumurthy Kasinathan & Ranjani Ranganathan
IT for Change
Open Educational Resources – a method of Teacher Professional Development (ROER4D)
Nikolaos Floratos
Open University of Catalonia
Recommendations on Formative Assessment and Feedback Practices for stronger engagement in MOOCs
Werner Westermann
Research in progress: Use of OER in developing the logical-mathematical, literacy, science and critical thinking skills of first year higher education students (ROER4D)
Glenda Cox
University of Cape Town
Research into the social and cultural acceptability of OER in South Africa (ROER4D)
Jose Dutra de Oliveira Neto
Survey Instrument Validity: Validation of a survey instrument to understand current and potential users of Open Education Resources (OER) in the Global South (ROER4D)
Ramesh C. Sharma, Atul Thakur, Meenu Sharma and Sanjaya Mishra
Teachers’ Perception of Open Educational Resources: Data Collection through Workshops (ROER4D)