Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Over 4000 people have attended OpenCon satellite events since 2014. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
OpenCon 2018 UHAS satellite event is being hosted by staff of School of Pharmacy, University of Health and Allied Sciences. This is a day’s event and promises to be exciting!
This event is aimed at expose participants and the university community to open initiatives and the need for UHAS to establish an open-resource policy.
We are looking to hosting between 150 to 300 participants at the University's Main Campus, Ho.
There shall be education and advocacy for Open Access, Open Education, Open Data, exhibition of 3D-printed laboratory equipment (from School of Pharmacy, UHAS), etc.
Seasoned researchers shall engage participants in the Keynote lecture on Openness, lightning talks on Open tools/resources, and the expert-led panel discussions on how to adopt and promote open initiatives in Ghana.
Who can attend
Participation is open to all public most especially academic researchers/educators, postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Participants should expect a Volta-treat with refreshment and OpenCon-customized certificates of participation
To attend, register here (RSVP): https://goo.gl/forms/RI2HLUVtEVjOMc3x1
Vacancies are available on first-come first-served basis, for all participants.
In honor of Open Education Week and in collaboration with universities across Ohio, Cleveland State University will be facilitating its first OpenCon Cleveland event on March 5th, 2018. The focus of the event will be the potential and value of open pedagogy efforts in higher education and other educational institutions. The facilitators of this event hope to increase awareness of and enthusiasm for open in the larger Ohio community and to begin establishing a network of open education advocates in the region. The deadline to register for this event is March 1st. More details are on the event website.
9:45-10:00am - Welcome
10:00-10:30am - Keynote: “The Power of Open: Designing for Affordable Learning” - Steve Kaufman
10:30-11:00am - Presentation: "Adopting and Adapting Open Textbooks at Cleveland State University" - Glenda Thornton
11:00-12:00pm - Faculty Panel: “The Faculty Perspective: Adopting or Adapting Open Textbooks” - Lisa Bernd, Heather Caprette, Kathy Curnow, Melanie Gagich
12:00-1:30pm - Lunch on own
1:30-2:30pm - Lightning Talks: “Creating, Using, or Remixing OERs” - Speakers TBD
2:30-2:45pm - Break
2:45-3:30 - Birds of a Feather discussions
Using OERs in the classroom
3:30-3:45 - Wrap-up
Please note: this event is free of charge, but guests will be responsible for paying for guest parking on campus and lunch (guidance to nearby lunch venues will be provided).