Neth-ER seminar: Reflections on ‘Opening up Education’

1 oktober 2013
European Parliament
Room PHS 5B001
1050 Brussels


Participants and goal
Educational executives and management, educational policymakers, educational staff (teaching,  training, and research) from all sectors (from primary to university level, from formal education to informal, non-formal and lifelong learning)

The goal of the seminar is to reflect from different angles and perspectives on the new ‘Opening up Education’ EC initiative which  aims to fully exploit the potential of ICT and Open Educational Resources (OER) for future proof education, skills and jobs.

Draft programme

12.30 – 13.00

13.00 – 13.15 Welcome by Sijbolt Noorda (Neth-ER) and Marietje Schaake (member European Parliament for D66/ALDE and EP rapporteur for Opening up Education)
13.15 – 14.45

A new initiative of the European Commission

Moderator: Sijbolt Noorda

13.15 – 13.35 ‘Opening up Education’ by Ana Carla Pereira (Head of unit ‘Skills and qualifications strategies; Multilingualism policy’ of DG Education and Culture)
13.35 – 13.55 ‘The Dutch case’, by Jakob van der Waarden (Head of the Policy Unit at the Directorate of Higher Education and Student Grants, Dutch ministry for Education, Culture and Science).
13.55 – 14.15 ‘EP view on Opening up Education’ by Marietje Schaake (member European Parliament for D66/ALDE)
14.15 – 14.45 Panel and questions from the audience
14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.10

Two specific views  on  ‘Opening up Education’

Moderator: Dirk van Damme

15.15 – 15.25 ‘The OER view’ by Fred Mulder (UNESCO Chair in Open Educational Resources at the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands / member Opening up Education expert group for the European Commission)
15.25 – 15.35 ‘The ICT view’ by Alexa Joyce (Senior Corporate Development Manager to European Schoolnet)
15.35 – 16.10 Panel and questions from the audience
16.10 – 16.25 Coffee break
16.25 – 17.30

‘Opening up Education’ as viewed in the global environment

Moderator: Fred Mulder

16.25 – 16.35 ‘The UNESCO context’ by Abel Caine (programme specialist - Open Educational Resources at UNESCO)
16.35 – 16.45 ‘The OECD context’ by Dirk Van Damme (Head of Division of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation at the OECD)
16.45 – 16.55 ’The global Open Policy Network’ by Timothy Vollmer (manager of policy and data at Creative Commons and co-leader of the Open Policy Network)
16.55 – 17.30 Panel and questions from the audience
17.30 – 19.00 Closure by Sijbolt Noorda and networking drinks
17.30 – 17.45 Wrap up and closing remarks
17.45 – 19.00 Networking drinks

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