Insights and Tips from Open Education Experts

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A number of experts in Open Education were asked to comment on relevant initiatives and share recommendations with the aim of facilitating and encouraging the adoption of OEP in the South Mediterranean region. The experts, who were identified by the OpenMed partners, are from the South Mediterranean region, the EU, and from the wider international OE community. Interviews were conducted with: With this video […]

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Jean Claude Guédon

Jean-Claude Guédon, Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, with focus on Internet Culture, Digital Humanities and Open Access Movement, University of Montreal, Canada Prof. Jean-Claude Guédon began his career at Glendon College (York University) in Toronto, Ontario in 1970 and has been a professor at the Université de Montréal since 1973, first in the Institut d’histoire et de sociopolitique […]

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Daniel Burgos

Daniel Burgos, Pro-Vice-chancellor for Research & Technology and UNESCO Chair on eLearning at the International University of La Rioja (UNIR). In addition, he leads the Research group on eLearning and Social Networks (TELSOCK). Previously, he worked as Director of Education Sector and Head of User Experience Lab at the Research & Innovation Department of Atos, Spain, since 2007; and as […]

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Rory McGreal

Professor Rory McGreal is the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chairholder in Open Educational Resources. He is a professor in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University– Canada’s Open University based in Alberta, Canada. He is also the director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI). And, he is a co-Editor of the International Review of Research in Open and […]

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Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey, Associate Director of Global Learning, Senior Project Manager with Creative Commons, US. Paul helps government, organizations, and businesses around the world adopt Creative Commons based open policy, business models, and practices. Paul excels at facilitating and supporting groups in defining strategies and implementation practices for Creative Commons use. He is an advocate for the commons as a means […]

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Cristóbal Cobo

Cristóbal Cobo (Phd) is Director of the Center for Research – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay, and also an associate researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where he coordinates research on innovation, open knowledge initiatives and future of learning research projects. Currently he works on different projects funded by European Commission. Cristobal has been distinguished by the British […]

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Teresa MacKinnon

Teresa McKinnon, Principal Teaching Fellow, Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology, SFHEA, University of Warwick, UK. Teresa is an award winning language teacher and Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology. She is experienced in technology enhanced learning design in secondary and higher education.  Recent projects include the development of Languages@Warwick, a platform for language learning. She […]

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Tel Amiel

  Tel Amiel, President of Digital Freedom Foundation and Researcher at NIED/UNICAMP, UNESCO Chair – Open Education, Brazil. Tel Amiel is a researcher at NIED/Unicamp (University of Campinas) and UNESCO Chair in Open Education. He completed his doctorate in instructional technology (University of Georgia) and was visiting fellow/researcher at the University of Wollongong, Stanford University and Utah State University. He […]

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Shireen Yacoub

Shireen Yacoub, Chief Operating Officer Edraak, Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, Jordan. Shireen Yacoub is the Chief Operating Officer of Edraak.org – the first Arab non-profit massive open online platform of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development launched in May 2014 using OpenEdx technology.  Shireen also leads Edraak’s partnerships and strategic initiatives including collaborations with local, […]

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Maha Bali

Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). She is a full-time faculty developer and also teaches creative educational game design to undergrads. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org, co-founder & co-facilitator of Edcontexts, , editor at my favorite journal, Hybrid Pedagogy and blogger at Prof Hacker. She is […]

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Sana Harbi

Sana Harbi is Professor of Quantitative Methods at the University of Sousse (Tunisia). She initiated the team of Open Education Resources at the University. She involves her students and colleagues in activities and projects that reflect open education practices. In the last years, her academic interest focuses on the economic value and the business model underpinning OER. In addition, Sana […]

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