An online Oxford Debate on Mobile Learning

Dear colleagues,

UNESCO and the Education Fast Forward Foundation are organizing an
online Oxford Debate on Mobile Learning from Thursday 18 - Friday 26
September, 2014.

Ms Barbara Reynolds (Guyana) will be moderating Mr Steve Vosloo (South
Africa) arguing the side of the ‘Idealist’ and Mr Osama Manzar (India)
taking on the perspective of the ‘Realist’.

Steve will be drawing on his experiences as a mobile learning specialist
and working with ICTs in developing countries to convince audiences –
and his opponent – that mobile learning is here to stay.

Osama, on the other hand, though a firm believer in ICT4D, will be
avidly picking apart the Idealist’s arguments with the harsh realities
of mLearning today.

The online Oxford Debate follows a Live Debate on Wednesday on 17
September -

Join the Oxford Debate, have your say, be swayed by Osama and Steve's
arguments, and VOTE as many times as you like. For any questions, email:
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Abel Caine



For further information, please visit:

2nd Regional Symposium 2014 Presentation Slides

Please click at the respective presenters' name to view the Powerpoint Slides.


Sub-theme 1: Collaboration

Keynote: A Transforming Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration in Education Development and Open Educational Resources

Mr. Jouko Sarvi 

Harmonising Universitas Terbuka’s OER Platform: Increasing Access and Sharing Capability

Daryono, Prasetyo Dimas

STOU Open Educational Resources for Lifelong Learning


Vipa Jaroenpuntaruk

OER in Non-English-speaking Countries: Challenges and Opportunities

Knyazeva SvetlanaTumanov Alexander


Sub-theme 2: Impact

Keynote: The impact of OER in the education and training sector in India: from content to an inclusive learning ecosystem

Professor M. M. Pant

How Do Hong Kong Teachers Like to Use Open Textbooks?

Kin Sun Yuen, Kam Cheong Li 

Readiness for Open Educational Resources: A Study of Hong Kong

Kam Cheong Li, Kin Sun Yuen, Billy Tak-Ming Wong

Determinants of Student’s Intention towards Using Open Educational Resources Content and Its Actual Use

Noor Ul Ain, Kiran Kaur, Mehwish Waheed 

From Mind Maps to Mindsets: Shifting Conceptions about OER in the Faculty of Education at the Open University of Sri Lanka

Shironica Karunanayaka, Som Naidu, T. D. T. L. Dhanapala, L. R. Gonsalkorala, A. Ariyaratne


Sub-theme 3: Content

Keynote: Degrees of ease: Adoption of OER, Open Textbooks and MOOCs in the Global South

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams

Designing a University Fundamental Course as an Open Courseware

Zoraini Wati Abas, Hatim Gazali, Mohammad Rinaldi

OUJ MOOC Platform: A Case Study of Japanese MOOC Platform

Tsuneo Yamada

Creating OER for Teacher Education

Sook Jhee Yoon, Kean Wah Lee

Heutagogy and Standards-based OER

Kin Chew Lim


Sub-theme 4: Innovation

Keynote: Spurring Open Educational Innovation for the Sustainable Advancement of Learning and Teaching

Toru Iiyoshi

OER: Disruptive Innovative Solution to the Challenges of Education

M M Pant, Madhulika Kaushik, Sanjay Jasola, Ramesh C Sharma

Development of OERbased MOOCs Initiative

Sheng Hung Chung, Ean Teng Khor (video)

Peer Learning for ICT in Open and Distance Learning

Hemlata R. Chari, Ashima Deshmukh


Sub-theme 5: Quality

Keynote: Institutional Frameworks for Quality Assurance of OER

Prof. V.S. Prasad

The TIPS Quality Assurance Framework for Creating Open Educational Resources: Validation

Kawachi Paul

 Quality Assurance Standards for e-ASEM OER Open and Distance Learning

Tae Rim Lee, Insung Jung

OER Movement: Quality Concern and Challenges

Manas Ranjan Panigrahi

Review of eLearning Knowledge Quality Dimensions: Concepts and Measurements

Mehwish Waheed, Kiran Kaur

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