Symposium FY 2021
The purposes of the seminar are (1) to disseminate the new UNESCO OER Recommendation to Japanese stakeholders and (2) to share the latest OER activities especially focusing on OER technologies. The seminar title is "New UNESCO OER Recommendation and OER technologies".
Organization of the conference
The conference is consisted of 4 recorded lectures (15 min each) and Online Panel Discussion and Q&A session (max, 90 min). The interactive online session will be scheduled on March 14, 2022.
Hosted by: The Open University of Japan
Supported by: Open Education Japan, AXIES-CSD, JMOOC
Part 1: Recorded Lectures (w/English transcription and Japanese translation texts)
"UNESCO OER Recommendation 2019 & Dynamic Coalition" (Ms. Zeynep Varoglu, Programme Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation Section, Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris)
"The growing imperative for openness in education systems in the developing world" (Mr. Neil Butcher, OER Strategist, OER Africa and Director, Neil Butcher & Associates, South Africa)
"OER and Open Learning Powered by AI" (Dr. Mitja Jermol, UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education and a head of the Centre for knowledge Transfer at J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
Part 2: Online Panel Discussion and Q&A session (with simultaneous interpretation service between Japanese and English)
Tsuneo Yamada, Professor and Advisor for OUJ President, OUJ (and Executive Board member of IMS Japan Society)
Dr. Katsusuke Shigeta, Executive Director of Open Educations Japan and Associate Professor of Hokkaido University
Report on Japanese OERs and open education and Questions、Presentation materials
Opening Remarks (Prof. Masaya Iwanaga, President of OUJ) [5min]
The essences of video lectures [10min each]
Ms. Zeynep Varoglu, UNESCO
Mr. Neil Butcher, OER Africa
Dr. Lisa Petrides, ISKME
Dr. Mitja Jermol, J. Stefan Institute
"Report on Japanese MOOCs and Questions" (Prof. Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Waseda University and JMOOC) [10min]
"Report on Japanese OERs and open education and Questions" (Dr. Katsusuke Shigeta, Hokkaido University and Open Educations Japan) [10min]
Discussion and Q&A [20 min]
The simultaneous interpretation service between Japanese and English is available at Online Panel Discussion and Q&A session.
Please contact OUJ International Affairs Section Secretariat if you have any questions.