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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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Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era

My first "own" book is out. Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era was released online already in September 2018, but I git is a hard copy today, Wow, I am so excited about it and all the prominent authors who contributed to the success of the book.

Ubiquitous Inclusive Learning in a Digital Era provides innovative insights into the issues and current trends on open, online, flexible education and technology-enabled learning. The content within this publication represents the work of open online learning, hybrid learning, and inclusiveness. It is designed for educational administrators, teachers, librarians, government officials, and graduate-level students seeking to cover on topics centered on educational technologies and equal access education. Read more here

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OEB18, Berlin, Germany 5-7 December 2018

The OEB18 took place in Berlin, Germany  5-7 December 2018. The theme this year was DIVERSE, COLLABORATE, TRANSFORM. OEB Global, incorporating Learning Technologies Germany brought participants to the forefront of learning and technology developments, giving new insights on opportunities and challenges that are changing the world of learning. The latest best practice from leading organizations was there, allowing participants to meet, discuss and network with policymakers, higher education leaders, chief learning officers, technology and learning experts, learning and development professionals, change managers, ICT administrators, online learning curriculum designers and many many more. The OEB18 had a unique, cross-sector focus, fostering exchange between the corporate, education and public service sectors. In short 2,000+ international learning professionals from over 80 countries, brought together their expertise and experiences, about 100+ exhibitors, ranging from established global learning and technology market leaders to emerging EdTech start-ups, and some 100+ sessions in various formats: hands-on workshops, plenaries, interactive breakout sessions, discussions and debates, labs, demos and performances.

I had three sessions during OEB18.

1. The Impact of Innovative Learning Spaces (Workshop)

2. Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership Symposium and takeaways, lessons learned from the Open Education Leadership Summit, Paris 3-4 December 2018

3. Taking OER from Commitment to action

In short the presentations and linkes are given below

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Open Education Leadership 2018, Paris, France

The Open Education Leadership Summit 2018 on 3-4 December 2018 in Paris, hosted by Le Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers (CNAM).

I took part in the Summit as Chair and Ambassador of the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee.  Several of us from the ICDE OER Advocacy Committee participated, and some of us traveled further to OEB18 Shaping the Future to present a Symposium on Roadmaps for Open Education Leadership.

The Open Education Leadership Summit 2018 was organized in collaboration with International Council for Open and Distance Education, ICDE, Open Education Consortium, OEC and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research (MESR).

Over 200 delegates (mainly leaders and senior managers) from all over the globe were represented from over 55 countries during two days. The topics were on:

Setting the scene: How Open Education unveils in different regions of the world, leadership approaches.
The Open Education leadership challenges: Policy, Quality, Digitalization, Transformation and Sustaining educational offerings.
Open Education strategies for break through achievements, designing a roadmap.
How can collaboration increase impact from Open Education?
Leading Open Education - Best practice cases.
Open Education as a catalyst for innovation.
Students voice for open education.
I want to start up Open Education, what are the pathways and stepping stones.
The collaborative roadmap for achieving more. 

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ISO/TC 176/TF 4 Future concepts in quality management

Together with Tina Bohlin, I participated on behalf of the Swedish Standard Institute, Sweden SIS the ISO/TC 176  Quality management and quality assurance meeting in Ponta Delgada, San Michel; Azores. The ISO meeting took place at the University of Azores during 19 -24th November 2018.

Me and Tina Bohlin, SIS at ISO/TC 176; Ponta Delgada, Azores

As part of the ISO/TC 176 work this year, a task force had been established to explore the future concepts that are needed to take into account for the next round of revisions on standards such as ISO 9000 and ISO 9001, due to the emerging global challenges, trends and fast-moving changes in the global environments impact on the used standards over the coming years. 

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UNESCO OER Recommendations

I have been invited by the Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education and Research to give my view and arguments to the Swedish Government on the UNESCO suggestions for recommendations on Open Educational Resources (OER), which has been sent out to all member organizations. I am excited and honored.  The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE) has in addition been asked,  to give answers and suggestions for the answers to the Swedish Government. Today, I have drafted both replies.

From ICDE OERAC (OER Advocacy Committee)  which I am charing (read more below on ICDE OERAC) we earlier answered on the pre-consultation for this current recommendations.  In both my replies, both as an expert and an expert from SADE I will answer in the name of Chair of OERAC.See also my post on LinkedIn for ICDE OERAC

The recommendations have been discussed after several years of discussion, conferences, and summits. In autumn 2017 UNESCO decided that there are needs:

 

“to reinforce international collaboration in the field of Open Educational Resources (OER)” and that “a recommendation could be an essential tool to strengthen the implementation of national and international legislation, policies and strategies in this field, as well as to enhance international cooperation on the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Education’.

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The Recommendation conclude three main standpoints

1. Based on the present study, it is clear that a Recommendation on International Collaboration on Open Educational Resources is both desirable and feasible. Such a new UNESCO normative instrument is desirable because education is diversifying rapidly in all parts of the world while at the same time the usage, creation, and availability of Open Educational Resources have become global as well as regional. 

2. The advantage of a Recommendation is that it is flexible and meant to allow for contextualization. However, a framework for Open Educational Resources delivery for international cooperation towards further and extended capacity building is missing and a Recommendation should build on decades of work in developing and implementing Open Educational Resources related policies and actions. 

3. It will rely on tools developed over the years that have helped to deliver Open Educational Resources criteria and procedures. The events, documents, and surveys conducted presented in this study clearly demonstrated that a majority of those most familiar with Open Educational Resources firmly support the move to a standard-setting 

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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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