A tuition free international

online mentoring programme

Unlock the potential of open education in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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HAVE YOU

heard the news

OE4BW in 2021/22

OE4BW in 2021/22

We are glad that in 2021/22 we received 62 project applications from 92 developers (some of them working in groups) and 87 applications for mentors. Please find descriptions of the OERs being developed this year here - https://lnkd.in/gdCEwmic

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OE4BW presented at EUROGEO 2022

OE4BW presented at EUROGEO 2022

We are glad that our colleague Dr. Tijana Ilic presented the OE4BW mentoring programme in scope of the EUROGEO 2022 conference with the title “Re-visioning geography for sustainability in the post-COVID era.” The programme was presented to the network of practitioners...

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HOW

it works

The programme enrolls mentees from all over the world to, under a guidance of internationally recognized mentors, develop and implement OERs based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The process is person focused, led by the mentee and supported by the mentor through dialogue. Mentee owns the process and takes the main responsibilitiy for defining his/her needs for gaining from the mentoring relationship what is intended.

The role of the mentor is to help the mentee find their own solutions. Mentoring relationship is unique, based on the mentee’s individual needs and the mentor’s area of expertise.

Click on banners and explore the videos from past events to get basic knowledge, practical advice and hands-on experience:

Open Education Eduscope 2020
Open Education Design Workshop 2019
Open Education Design - Course for Practitioners 2018

WHO ARE

the initiators

The initiators developed the international online mentoring programme Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW), which has been designed to unlock the potential of Open Education in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The Initiators also manage the programme, which provides an innovative approach to building Open Educational Resources, connecting developers of educational materials with experts volunteering as mentors.

Tanja Urbančič, OE4BW Initiator

Tanja Urbančič

Tanja Urbančič is Dean of School of Engineering and Management at the University of Nova Gorica, where she teaches knowledge management, coordinates students’ projects and acts as a supervisor at the undergraduate and graduate level. She also works as a researcher in the Centre for Information Technologies and Applied Mathematics.

Mitja Jermol, OE4BW Initiator

Mitja Jermol

Mitja Jermol is holder of UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning and head of the Centre for Knowledge Transfer in Information Technologies (CT3) at Jožef Stefan Institute. He has been doing research and development on artificial intelligence, cybernetics, cognitive systems and e-learning.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH

expertise & guidance

The members of the Advisory Board provide strategic advice and guidelines to the development of the international online mentoring programme Open Education for a Better World (OE4BW).

KNOWLEDGE IS SPREAD

all around the world

Hub leaders regionally coordinate developers and mentors in the process of designing their OERs. Hubs are responsible for well-defined organizational tasks, while following the methodology developed by the OE4BW Initiators, and closely cooperating with them.

In 2018/19 cooperation was initiated with Africa and Europe Hub, coordinated by Igor Lesko; Asia Hub, coordinated by Vasudha Kamat and Jayashree Shinde and North and South America Hub, coordinated by Jenni Hayman. We are thankful for their generous cooperation enabling the OE4BW mentoring program to spread around the world.

In 2019/2020, new hub coordinators joined; Tel Amiel and Werner Westermann covering South America, Naomi Wahls covering Europe and Mojca Drevenšek and Jennryn Wetzler covering  Hub SDG7 – affordable and clean energy.

In 2020/2021, new hub coordinators joined; Sameer Sahasrabudhe coordinated Hub Teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, and Marija Komatar, who coordinated Hub Youth.

EDMUNDO TOVAR

EDMUNDO TOVAR

Professor, Technical University of Madrid

HUB COMPUTING

Subha Das Mollick

Subha Das Mollick

Independent media teacher & filmmaker

HUB ONLINE TEACHING

Gino Fransman

Gino Fransman

Project Leader, Nelson Mandela University

HUB AFRICA

Tel Amiel

Tel Amiel

UNESCO Chair in Distance Education

HUB NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Werner Westermann

Werner Westermann

Library of National Congress of Chile

HUB NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

Jenni Hayman

Jenni Hayman

Chair, Teaching and Learning, Cambrian College

HUB EDUCATION/PEDAGOGY

Madhavi Dharankar

Madhavi Dharankar

SWAYAM COORDINATOR SNDT WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY

HUB TRAIN THE TRAINER

SAMANTHA AHERN

SAMANTHA AHERN

Faculty Learning Technology Lead (Bartlett) at UCL

HUB SUSTAINABILITY/NATURAL SCIENCES

Naomi Wahls

Naomi Wahls

TU Delft

HUB SOCIAL SCIENCE/LEGAL ISSUES

VERONIKA DOLAR

VERONIKA DOLAR

Assistant Professor SUNY Old Westbury

     HUB SLOVENIA

HUB YOUTH

GIVE CREDIT WHERE

credit is due

We gratefully acknowledge the help of numerous mentors who volunteered to help OE4BW project developers via online consultations, investing a lot of their time and expertise. Without their generous contribution, the program OE4BW would not be possible!

Contact

Jožef Stefan Institute
Centre for Knowledge Transfer in
Information Technologies (CT3)

Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

email: anja.polajnar@ijs.si

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