[Open-education] [cc-openedu] Invitation for critical reflections on "Education, open participation and democracy", November 27, Berlin

Stephen Downes stephen at downes.ca
Mon Nov 18 20:51:16 UTC 2019

With such a high-quality panel of guests I certainly hope you have plans to
made a good-quality video to share with the rest of us. :)

-- Stephen

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM Christina Rupprecht <
christina.rupprecht at wikimedia.de> wrote:

> Dear all,
> The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) <https://www.alt.ac.uk/>
> and Wikimedia Germany <https://www.wikimedia.de/en/homepage/> are
> inviting you to an open evening “Education, open participation and
> democracy: critical reflections” on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 5pm –
> 9pm (CEST). The event, inspired by the OER20 Conference
> <https://oer20.oerconf.org/> theme “The Care in Openness” will focus on
> the ways in which Openness, individuals and communities can foster a
> participatory and democratic culture in Open work and in society in
> general. The event will run in parallel to #OEB19 <https://oeb.global/>
> and will take place in the main offices of Wikimedia in Berlin.
> Through the event we aim to open a space for critical conversations and
> questions: Who is Open for and who is it open to? How can Open be leveraged
> as a force for participatory culture in society and education? Which roots
> of Openness do we need to be especially critical of when we claim that Open
> is here to save us all from the world of proprietary, industry-driven and
> techno-solutionist claims around education and participation in society?
> How do larger narratives around web culture play into the ways in which
> education, participation and the web are framed?
> We are delighted to have a group of dedicated activists and researchers as
> guests and contributors to this evening: Lorna Campbell, Laura Czerniewicz,
> Maren Deepwell, Martin Hawksey and Audrey Watters. Find out more on our
> guests and the agenda on our blog
> <https://blog.wikimedia.de/2019/11/07/open-for-a-cause-fostering-participation-in-society-and-education/>.
> We hope that this event will stimulate discussions that can continue at
> the OER20 Conference and encourage participants to consider making a submission
> for the OER20 Conference <https://oer20.oerconf.org/call-for-proposals/>.
> The event’s facilities put a limit on the maximum number of attendees.
> Registration
> <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrh5vmgl8vYyPhg7_3iuqseQlPw_dbTrCUiSevWX4cVyG7WQ/viewform?usp=sf_link>
> is free and open until November 22, 2019.
> So please feel free to sign up and bring your colleagues and friends who
> are interested in Open movements and communities in general and/or in Open
> Education in particular. We are very much looking forward to welcome you
> here in Berlin!
> Best regards,
> Christina
> --
> Christina Rupprecht
> Project Manager Education, Science & Culture
> Twitter: @c_rupprecht
> Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. | Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24 | 10963 Berlin
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Stephen Downes   ~   stephen at downes.ca   ~   http://www.downes.ca   ~
Casselman, Ontario, Canada  K0A 1M0
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