A tuition free international
online mentoring programme
Unlock the potential of open education in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
heard the news
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
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...
Please find the Call for Papers by BRIDGES Erasmus + project that will be co-located with the OE4BW Eduscope 2022. The provisioned dates for the event are 20-22 September 2022, which will be organized in a hybrid form. More information about the event will follow. If...
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:
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 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 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.
expertise & guidance
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.
Professor, Technical University of Madrid
Subha Das Mollick
Independent media teacher & filmmaker
HUB ONLINE TEACHING
Project Leader, Nelson Mandela University
UNESCO Chair in Distance Education
HUB NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Library of National Congress of Chile
HUB NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
Chair, Teaching and Learning, Cambrian College
SWAYAM COORDINATOR SNDT WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY
HUB TRAIN THE TRAINER
Faculty Learning Technology Lead (Bartlett) at UCL
HUB SUSTAINABILITY/NATURAL SCIENCES
HUB SOCIAL SCIENCE/LEGAL ISSUES
Assistant Professor SUNY Old Westbury
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!
Jožef Stefan Institute
Centre for Knowledge Transfer in
Information Technologies (CT3)
Jamova 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana
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