Our sponsors, supporters and exhibitors play a key role in supporting the conference and the community.
You can find out more about becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor. This year we are grateful for support from:
Opening Educational Practices in Scotland [Sponsor and Exhibitor]
The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project aims to facilitate best practice in open education in Scotland through the development of a peer support network, an online hub and awareness raising activities. It also aims to enhance the Scottish tertiary education sector’s capacity and reputation in developing publicly available online materials supported by high quality pedagogy and learning technology.
Funded for 3 years by the Scottish Funding Council, this project provides an opportunity for the higher education sector in Scotland to build on its collaborative ethos and establish a support network for best practice and innovation in developing open educational resources (OER).
OEPS aims to engage with the whole Scottish higher education sector and encourage partnership working with other organisations involved in the provision of formal education (such as colleges and schools) and with other sectors within Scotland and beyond.
National Institute for Digital Learning [Sponsor]
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of education, research and innovation in contemporary models of teaching and learning that help transform lives and societies. The NIDL has three related strategic missions: (i) to support professional development and the redesign of academic programmes that harness the affordances of digital learning; (ii) to lead and manage a suite of fully online academic programmes and open short courses through DCU Connected and the DCU Open Academy; and (iii) to lead, enable and disseminate world-class research through a Digital Learning Research Network which focuses on many of the big issues facing education in an uncertain future. The NIDL brings together a unique team of leading academics and educational practitioners who can partner with and provide specialist research and consultancy services from Early Childhood Education (ECE) through to new models of Higher Education (HE). Notably, a group of highly acclaimed and leading scholars in the area of Digital Learning from around the world serve on the NIDL’s International Advisory Board.
Kaltura provides the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, transforming the way people work, learn, and entertain using online video. Kaltura provides educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and engagement across campuses and beyond. For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura’s community visit: www.kaltura.org
The University of Edinburgh [Supporter]
The University of Edinburgh was established in 1583 by a Royal Charter granted by James VI and has been providing outstanding educational opportunities to students from around the world for more than 400 years. The university is internationally acclaimed and proud to mix tradition with innovation, heritage with trailblazing and outstanding academic credentials with an open, friendly culture, all located in one of Europe’s most inspiring and vibrant cities. The University of Edinburgh’s commitment to open education practices includes an OER policy, which outlines the institutional position on OERs and provides guidelines for practice in learning and teaching and Open.Ed http://open.ed.ac.uk, a website devoted to showcasing open educational resources at the university’
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
Open Education Special Interest Group [Supporter]
The Open Education SIG (OESIG) was established in March 2012. Education has the power to transform lives but too often access is restricted. Among those excluded are those who lack the right qualifications, who cannot pay the fees or who are unable to accommodate a fixed schedule. The Open Education movement seeks to remove barriers to education by freely sharing educational resources and adopting open educational practices. The remit of the OESIG is to support, develop, sustain and influence policy in open education.
Association for Learning Technology [Supporter]
The Association for Learning Technology is the UK’s leading membership organisation in the learning technology field. Our purpose is to ensure that use of learning technology is effective and efficient, informed by research and practice, and grounded in an understanding of the underlying technologies, their capabilities and the situations into which they are placed. We do this by improving practice, promoting research, and influencing policy.
The Association for Learning Technology is a charitable body with registration number 1160039.