Why Infrastructure Matters?

The project will present key stakeholders at national, European and global level, their role and how they depend on each other in a way which shall make entire “landscape” known to the participants of the course. 

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The talk is a part of the Open Education Design – Course for Practitioners 2018 event filmed and produced by Videolectures.NET.


Nineta Hrastelj

Nineta Hrastelj did her PhD at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Her research topics cut horizontally across analytical chemistry, chemometrics and metrology. She is author, co-author or editor of various publications in research and education as well as policy related topics of general concern. She has worked in the private and public sector at the national and at the European level. Her contributions were recognised by several awards. Since 2011 she is the General Secretary of EuChemS.


Robert Schuwer

Robert Schuwer is Professor Open Educational Resources (OER) at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, School of ICT in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In September 2016 he was appointed Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair on OER at Fontys. Since 2006 the majority of his work is about OER and Open Education. Among other activities, he was project leader in the Wikiwijs program, aiming at enhancing awareness on OER and creating a national infrastructure for OER, initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Education. Currently, he is the leader of the track “Towards digital (open) resources” in the Dutch Acceleration Plan for Innovating Higher Education using Information Technology. His current research is on adoption of OER and other forms of open online education by the early and late majority of teachers. He is chairman of the SURF Dutch Special Interest Group Open Education.


Marija Komatar, OE4BW mentor


Marija Komatar is an expert in strategic marketing, building and managing perspective brands, creating successful networks including international brands, involving innovative processes into decision making, building new standards in education, based on knowledge and experiences and implementing leadership, qualitative approach to the projects development to the implementation with special focus on essential target groups.