The Centre for Life, Newcastle, 28-29 April 2014 

 (in collaboration with OCWC, Slovenia, 23-25 April 2014) 

What a conference #oer14! What can we say? THANK YOU to everyone for your willingness to make this such a success. The informal feedback has been amazing. You are legends. 

Thank you to the organising committee, venue staff, keynotes, panel members, session chairs, reviewers, presenters, technical and reception staff, all those who tweeted and blogged and thanks to everyone who participated including our wider #oer14 community. It couldn't have happened without you. Thanks to @digisim for the photos (please let us know if you want any removed), @mhawksey for the tagcloud and Contributor Map. Thanks also to Graham R Gibbs for the YouTube videos of the keynotes, and many of the presentations in Grainger and Marlborough rooms. 

There are some new videos of the presentations and the posters available, linked from their abstracts in the timetable.  We'll sort out a handy tool so that you can see which sessions have extra files and videos attached. 

Best of luck to OER15 in Cardiff. You can join the committee at oer15-planning@jiscmail.ac.uk 


The conference themes below are focussed on OER as a collaborative catalyst for building communities of open practice. A marketing  Poster and Flyer (hi res) are available to download.

  • Building and linking communities of open practice
  • MOOCs and open courses
  • Academic practice, development and pedagogy
  • Open policy, research, scholarship and access
  • Students as users and co-creators

Last minute confirmations are being made. Thanks to everyone who responded! Badges are printed (thanks Gill). Print is being delivered to the venue Friday afternoon. The Macs have Panopto installed together with Microsoft and Keynote presentation software (thanks Tony). There are two PCs if we need them (thanks Ian). Cameras are at the ready (thanks Graham and Ben). Please see the video consent/disclaimer form and inform us of any concerns about being photographed or recorded. 

The final timetable is available, and in printable form, a full list of accepted abstracts, along with further information for presenters. Details of the keynote speakers and the panel are available. 

Thank you to the 12 authors submitting full papers. These are now with the scientific/programme committee for consideration in relation to a special issue of JIME. 

It's Ellie's art. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0)

It's Ellie's art. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0)

It's Martin. Wikipedia. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0). Informed consent obtained according to OER14 consent policy. 

It's Martin. Wikipedia. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0). Informed consent obtained according to OER14 consent policy

It's Gillian, Tony, Suzanne and Gill. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0). Informed consent obtained according to OER14 consent policy. 

It's Gillian, Tony, Suzanne and Gill. ©Leeds Metropolitan University courtesy of Simon Thomson, 2014. CC-BY (4.0). Informed consent obtained according to OER14 consent policy