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Dear All The Call for Proposals for OCWC Global 2013, “Learning Beyond Boarders: Delivering Quality Education to Your Fingertips” is now open at http://conferences.ocwconsortium.org. Conference Tracks will include: • Collaboration in Open Education Presentations in this track should focus on demonstrating the impact of OER initiatives on learners, educators and institutions, including highlighting new and innovative OER projects. - Mainstreaming open educational practice - Collaborations and new directions in cross-border sharing - Workplace learning and skills development with OER • Accreditation and Assessment of OER based Learning How can OCW expand access to education and contribute to professional development? Presentations in this track might address: - Assessment and accreditation methods for learning with OCW - Tools to support OER-based learning - Cost effectiveness and open educational practice • Expanding the reach of OER Presentations in this track might address issues in - Showcasing policies that expand the creation and use of OER - Standards implementation and quality assurance - Enlarging the educational audience - lifelong learning through OER Hosted by APTIKOM Indonesia, OCWC Global 2013 will be held in Bali, Indonesia May 8-10. Partnering with the OCWC and APTIKOM for the realization of conference goals is a local organizing team that includes the National ICT Council of Indonesia, Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia’s Ministry of Information and Communication, and the Indonesian Open University. Held annually, OCWC Global reunites the OCW/OER community for three days of new project showcases, debates around issues of common concern, and the exchange of useful practices in matters such as pedagogy, policy and technology. As in previous years, you can expect OCWC Global to offer you a series of exceptional talks, a great opportunity to network with others in the OER community, a chance to learn about other projects and a place to show what you and your team are working on. Each year, OCWC Global takes place in a different part of the world, allowing the OCWC to partner with a different local community to increase its impact on educational access in that region. For example, in Vietnam, OCWC Global 2010 hosted the launch event of Creative Commons Vietnam. OCWC Global 2013 will be held jointly with the first Indonesian OCW Annual Meeting and Exhibition (INDO-AMEX 2013). This inaugural event will bring together local champions in open education, open licensing, open source development, and open access for forums and discussions aimed at the promotion of further sharing in Indonesia. Deadline for submitting proposals: December 31, 2012 Conference Website: http://conferences.ocwconsortium.org/ Conference twitter #tag: #ocwcglobal We hope to see you in Bali --------------- Igor Lesko Operations Manager & Open Education Specialist OpenCourseWare Consortium Cell:+27(0)72 6130478 (Johannesburg, South Africa) igorlesko@gmail.com (personal) igorlesko@ocwconsortium.org (work) Skype:igor19805 Twitter:igor_lesko www.ocwconsortium.org ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

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