Exploring Nuances of Open Educational Practices

Welcome to this webinar on Wednesday 30th March at 11:00 – 12:00 (CEST)

Maha Bali, PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, Center for Learning and Teaching, American University in Cairo, Egypt.

In this session, participants will explore diverse understandings of open educational practices, and have opportunities to analyze different practices along three continua: content/process centricity, teacher/student centricity and pedagogical/social justice focus. Participants will dig deeper into certain practices and consider how a practice can work well in one context but not another, and how to imagine redesigning it to better promote social justice along three social justice dimensions: economic, cultural and political.

The session will build upon this article: Bali, M., Cronin, C., & Jhangiani, R. S. (2020). Framing Open Educational Practices from a Social Justice Perspective. Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 2020 (1), p. 10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jime.565

The webinar will use the web-conferencing tool Zoom.  Please make sure you have connected your webcam and headset before you enter the meeting room.

Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences) and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound (an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum, which has also branched into academic community activities Continuity with Care and Socially Just Academia). She writes and speaks frequently about social justice, critical pedagogy, and open and online education. She blogs regularly at http://blog.mahabali.me and tweets @bali_maha




Date: Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Time: 11:00 – 12:00  (CEST)

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Maha Bali