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Here, I will discuss topics, and current trends on open, online, flexible and technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT), including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational resourses (OER), Open Educational Practice (OEP, and Open Educational Culture (OEC). In addition I will discuss current trends and news related to quality, innovation, serendipity, rhizome learning, agility, and leadership.

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ICDE OERAC 2020 - Summary and Reflections

The ICDE OER Advocacy Committee (OERAC) has completed its second term as of December 31, 2020. The mandate was for one year and throughout 2020, with a particular focus on supporting the implementation of the 2019 UNESCO OER recommendation. A full report has been submitted to the ICDE in a special order and will be presented to the  ICDE Board at the April 2021 Board meeting.


It was decided in Autumn 2020 that the current mandate of ICDE OER Advocacy Committee should be renewed from January 2021 to the end of 2024 with a public invitation for members and an open call. The mandate should be related to the ICDE 2021-2024 strategic plan,

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2020 - The new normal, the next normal and resilience

This year 2020 has been another horrible and illusory year. I do not know the last time I saw so many publications, blogposts and conferences dedicated to this year of the pandemic. Now at the end of the year, it seems to be back to academics and scholars trying to learn the lessons. I myself have not published so much in such a short time, and mostly on demand, nor have I attended and keynoted so many conferences. One of the most respected and recognized articles is the one from Aras Bozkurt (2020), where I wrote the Swedish case. I am Guest Editor in three Scientific Journals and co-editor of one book and writing another, all from my home office in Lund, Sweden. In my Blog post from December 7, 2020, I tried to summarize some of the recent conferences this fall. When it comes to my publications this year, please visit my Publications website, my ResearchGate, and my LinkedIn. I contributed to the ICDE PEesident Forum 25 November 2020, and wrote some Blog posts and some Vlogs. Read more from the ICDE President Forum 2020. 

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Conferences and contributions Autumn 2020, Some samples

 A sample of conferences and contributions during 2020. My presentations are available at SlideShare

15 - 16 December 2020 4th Teacher Subject Forum 2020  Ministry of Education United Arab Emirates, Will give a keynote

 2 -4 December 2020 OEB2020 The UNESCO OER Recommendation: Opportunity and Challenges, Panels and Discussions 4 December 2020

25 November 2020 ICDE Presidents' Forum 2020' Forum 2020. Hosted the event for Europe and Middle East

23 -24 November 2020 Internetdagarna 2020 
TransformationDay tillika vårt spår Accelerera och skala upp digital transformation på Internetdagarna. Srockholm Sammanställning av hela dagen inklusive presentationer att ta del av här: https://digjourney.com/insikter/transformationday-pa-internetdagarna-lockade-350-personer 

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OEB2020 part 2

This is the second part of the Blog from OEB2020. Read the first part here where I wrote shortly about our contributions from ICDE the 4th December 2020 we had a session at OEB2020 The UNESCO OER Recommendation: Opportunity and Challenges, with ICDE, International Council for Open and Distance Education
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This autumn 2020 has been extremely busy, with a lot of contributions  at conferences, keynotes and publications on demand. Unfortunately I havent´even had a chance to catch up with everything. Anyway the latest one OEB2020, will be in two postsI thus therefor deciced just to list some of the mor important contrivbutions, not at , as there are so much to tell abot it. least for myslelf trying  to get some overview of actriviteies during  this exceptional Autumn 2020. and maybe trying to summarize the outcome and impact. However, I will like to catch up.

4 December 2020 we had a session with ICDE on OEB2020 The UNESCO OER Recommendation: Opportunity and Challenges, with ICDE including the OERAC. A more comprehensive report from the OEB2020 will follow in part two of this post.

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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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