Open Education Tuesdays 2017


After a successful first edition, we are pleased to announce the return of Open Education Tuesdays on 2017. An open series of webinars  with a complete program of topics and experts.

The Telefonica-UNIR Chair on Digital Society and Education (, Vice-chancellorship for Research and Technology ( organizes this open collaborative webinars dealing with the most trending topics on Open Education.



Program: Resources  
Catherine Cronin: Choosing Open Tuesday 14th February at 5 p.m. (CET) Video recording:Open-Tuesday-catherine_cronin PDF presentation: Icon-PDF
Javiera Atenas  Tuesday 7th Mars at 5 p.m. (CET) Video recordingcreatividad-javiera_atenas  PDF presentationIcon-PDF
Maha Bali Tuesday 9th May at 3 p.m. (CET)  Video recordingCREATIVIDAD-Maha Bali  PDF presentation:Icon-PDF
Juan Quemada: Inductive Learning 30th May 5 p.m. (CET) Video recording:  CREATIVIDAD-Juan Quemada  PDF presentation: Icon-PDF


More information about the webinars:

Speaker Catherine Cronin: Choosing Open
Bio20170109-OpenTuesdays2017-Catherine-Cronnin Catherine Cronin is an educator and researcher in the Centre for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Catherine’s work focuses on open education, digital and network literacies, and digital identity practices; she is currently completing a PhD exploring the use of open educational practices in higher education. Catherine shares and publishes her work openly; she can be found most often on Twitter @catherinecronin <> and
on her blog <>.
Abstract The case for open education is clear: conceptualising lifelong learning as a human right, increasing access to education, democratizing education. As we know, however, open education
in practice is riven with complexity. Open practice is social practice: situated and continuously negotiated. In this webinar, Catherine will explore how individual learners and teachers choose whether and how to be open (or not) in various contexts. The intent is to facilitate a discussion amongst open educators, researchers, and advocates: how do our own choices re: openness affect learning, teaching, policy, and culture?
Speaker Juan Quemada: Inductive Learning: A Methodology for the creation of Educational Resources for MOOCs and Flipped Classrooms
BioJuan-Quemada-278x300-abstract He is Professor at the Telematic Engineering Department of the Telecom Engineering School (ETSIT)of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), holds the Telefonica Internet NG Chair and is the Head of the CyberClassroom Educational Innovation Group and of the Internet NG Research Group.His research interests and educational activities are focused in the development of new Internet services and applications. He has a strong interest in TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning), new Learning methodologies and services, where he has developed the ViSH ( for collaborative educational content production.He has participated during the last 30 years in a large variety of European and Spanish Research Projects or Networks of Excellence focused on TEL, educational experiments in formal academic activities and others.
Abstract This talk will illustrate the methodology used to create the educational support materials for a MOOC on MIriadaX entitled: “Development in HTML, CCS and JavaScript of Apps for Web, Android, iOS, ..”, which are being used also to invert the classroom in a course on Internet Computing at ETSIT-UPM. The methodology supports an inductive learning process where learners are confronted with the most relevant aspects, properties, usualand special cases of the theories, competences, models or concepts they have to learn and properly understand. The methodology has been developed and tuned during the 6 editions of the mentioned MOOC with over hundred thousand participants with very good results. It is a methodology for producing educational micro-learning-resourceswhich can be properly evaluated and which has been inspired in the inductive reasoning  concept of the empiricism school of philosophy.
Speaker  Javiera Atenas: Open Data as OER – Enabling active citizenship 
BioJaviera_Atenas Javiera Atenas holds a PhD in Education by the Universitat de Barcelona and co-coordinates the Open Education Working Group. She is an associate lecturer at AKU London and UB Barcelona and works with the Latin American Initiative of Open Data in developing strategies to embed Open Data in education
Abstract Open Data is a key asset in the current political, economical and mediatic  climate as theoretically,  it can enable individuals or groups to think more critically by for example, to verify facts and news, to analyse policy, to understand information provided in different formats and to understand how governments are spending the taxpayers’ money, however, the only way that Open Data can enable channels for active and critical citizenship is to use it as teaching and learning materials in formal and informal educational spaces.The use of Open Data as OER facilitates the development of critical thinking and scientific – research skills amongst students, as knowledge is constructed by critically analysing information from various sources and formats, therefore understanding data and being capable of analysing and interpreting it is key to be able to critically and methodically reason about an issue, a phenomena or an idea, and to develop active global citizens that can understand how society works and works towards improving it.
Speaker Maha Bali: Self as OER From an Egyptian Perspective
BioMaha-Bali Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab, Editor at the journal Hybrid Pedagogy, editorial board member of Journal of Pedagogic Development and Learning, Media and Technology. She is a Prof Hacker blogger, DML Central blogger, and co-founder of and
Abstract This interactive session will extend the work on Self as OER I started with Suzan Koseoglu (Bali & Koseoglu, 2016), where we go beyond OER as content and open pedagogy as process, and delves into Self as OER as a way of exploring the processes and products of open scholarship, an attitiude or way of being. In this session, I will give my perspective as an Egyptian attempting to practice and study other people’s practice of self as OER. I will explore the motivations for embracing self as OER, and highlight the challenges and limitations of it.