Panels Open Education Leadership Summit

Open Education Leadership Summit

Accelerating global progress in open education

OELS 2018: 3.-4. December, Paris, France



Eric Bruillard & Perrine de Coëtlogon

Université Paris Descartes, laboratoire EDA / Université de Lille

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Organized by the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Open Education Consortium (OEC), the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), and the Ministry of National Education and Youth (MENJ) of France.

Hosted by MESRI and by the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), 3-4 December 2018.


The Open Education Leadership Summit was organized around two parallel concurrent strands of activities – 1. thematic keynotes and 2. roadmap creation.

Concerning roadmap creation, more information in the OEC website:

This page gives access to the different presentations that were shown during the 6 panels organized during the conference.

Panel 1: Different Forms of Openness: open access, open educational resources, open science, open government

Danièle Bourcier, Director of Research, Centre for Administrative Science Research (CERSA), Paris University (France)

Alain Beretz, past General Director for Research and Innovation, French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, in charge of a mission on the European university by the Prime Minister of France (France) The French Plan for Open Science

Nicole Allen, Director for Open Education, SPARC, advocate for OER, OpenGov and Higher Education Reform (USA) Thinking Big About Openness

Panel 2: Dialogue between Anglophone and Francophone Worlds of Education

Papa-Youga Dieng, IFADEM, International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF) (Senegal)

Mona Laroussi, IFADEM, International Organisation of Francophonie (OIF), policies on OER, Tunisia, Senegal) Policies on OER

Alex Grech, Commonwealth Centre for Connected Learning (Malta)  Speaking Notes for OELS18

Panel 3: Open Education Recognition

Serge Ravet, president, Association Reconnaître, organizer of ePIC conferences (France) Introduction to the panel

Gary W. Matkin, Associate Dean, Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine (USA), The Present and Future of Alternative Digital Credentials.

James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean, Educational Technologies, Learning Resources and Distance Learning (USA) Z-Degrees, Z-Degrees/OER Degrees/ZedCred

Perrine de Coëtlogon, Project Manager Blockchain & Education, University of Lille (France) The link between blockchain and skills

Panel 4: The Commons of Education. General, legal, norms and role of teachers’ associations

Georges-Louis Baron, Paris Descartes University (France)

Sophie Touzé, President, Open Education Consortium, Specialist program Open & International, VetAgro Sup (France) The Commons, Digital and Education

Danièle Bourcier, Director of Research CERSA, Paris University (France) The dynamic of Commons

Eric Bruillard, Paris Descartes University (France) Commons and Collectives of teachers

Panel 5: Open Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Yoko Mochizuki, Program Expert, UNESCO, Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (India) Introduction to the panel

Zeynep Varoglu, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO UNESCO’s work on Open Education in the context of SDGs

Mitja Jermol, UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Education, Director, Center for Knowledge Transfer at the Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia) Open Education and UN SDGs: Artificial Intelligence contributions

Colin de la Higuera, UNESCO Chair, Nantes (France) Some points to consider when making use of technology for SDG 4

Dan Shefet, Lawyer (IT-law and Human Rights), President, Association AAID The Role of Education

Panel 6: Perspectives from the Global South

Marcela Morales, Director of Community Relations,  Open Education Consortium

Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town, UNESCO Chair in Open Education (Africa) Open Education & Social Justice in the Global South

Belinda Tynan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Education, RMIT University, (Australia) Down under perspectives

María Soledad Ramírez Montoya, Research Professor, UNESCO and ICDE Chair Open educational movement for Latin America, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Mexico) Interdisciplinary, Collaborative and Open Innovation to train in Energy Sustainability through MOOCs in the Latin American context



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