28-29 May 2012 Dublin (IR)
open access

European Workshop for Research-led Teaching and Resource Sharing

This aim of the 2-day thought-leadership workshop is to stimulate a lively and engaging debate around the benefits and challenges that the concepts of Open Research and Open educational resources (OER) pose for higher education. This workshop will provide an opportunity to engage with experts in the European Teaching and Research repository communities, collectively sharing and exchanging ideas, while discussing the feasibility and potential benefits of linking research and teaching infrastructures within Europe.

The following Keynote speakers to the programme will offer visionary, thought-provoking concepts to promote an interactive and inclusive discussion

  • Prof. John Willinsky, Stanford University School of Education
  • Prof. Jane Grimson, Professor of Health Informatics, Vice Provost (Former), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Prof. Alan Jenkins, Professor Emeritus Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Dr. Juli√† Minguill√≥n Alfonso, Academic Director of the UOC UNESCO Chair in e-Learning

Key Themes

  • Working together to support the integration of Trans-European e-Infrastructure
  • National and transnational development and dissemination of OER
  • Research-led teaching and approaches to enhancing the centrality of research repositories in the teaching and learning process
  • Forging collaborative linkages between countries and the dissemination of best-practice operational models for research and resource-led teaching and resource sharing
  • Progressing the European agenda by seeking formal funding opportunities

This workshop will be structured to facilitate intensive feedback from the attendees. By the end of this event we hope to have identified a consortium of participants who are willing to collaborate on forging linkages, with a view to progressing recommendations and seeking formal funding opportunities.

The intended audience is representative of the research and higher education communities, paying particular attention to the following groups:

  • Academics who are engaged, or have an active interest in, the Open agenda and the potential benefits for research, teaching and learning and scholarship
  • Research managers, Policy advisors, Chief information Officers (CIO) and Library Directors in higher education and research institutions
  • Policy makers at national level (ministries, funding organisations, etc)