Invitation to OpenGame Online Event for Ireland

We would like to invite you to join us at the OpenGame project’s national event for Ireland. This online event is for those interested in promoting Open Education, Open Educational Practices (OEPs) and Open Educational Resources (OERs) for teaching and learning. More specifically, the event will explore how OEPs can solve problems for educators they encounter in their everyday teaching practices. It will also discuss institutional capacity building for harnessing the potential of Open Education, OEPs and OERs. 

About the OpenGame project
The OpenGame project (Promoting Open Education through Gamification) aims to facilitate the uptake of OEPs and OERs among educators in Higher Education through a gamified and authentic situated learning experience. The online game, “Catch the Open!” is based on real-life, open teaching approaches being used by educators in their teaching, learning and assessment.

This engaging online game has been designed and built up from a number of other valuable project outputs: an open educational practices competency framework; a Handbook of Successful Open Educational Practices; and the entire OpenGame Course Curriculum and Content.

Event details
The event will start with an opening keynote by Dr James Brunton from Dublin City University (DCU) on the transformative potential of Open Education Practices (OEPs). An overview of the outputs from the OpenGame project will then follow. Lastly, a panel discussion will discuss ways of getting started with OEPs/OERs to help address some of the real problems and challenges facing today’s educators.

Date: Monday 13th September 2021

Time: 15:00 (Irish time)

Registration: You must register in advance for this event.

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr James Brunton

Go Open: A Beginner’s Guide to Open Education

The Go Open project is a collaborative initiative based in Dublin City University (DCU) comprising a team from the DCU Library, Open Education Unit and the Digital Learning Design Unit.

Led by Dr Orna Farrell, the project aims to support the DCU Community to engage with Open Educational Practices (OEPs) in their teaching, research and support activities. The Go Open Project is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and DCU’s Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) through the SATLE 19 fund.

The project team has produced a number of open access resources published under creative commons licenses (CCL) designed for academics and professional support staff to begin engaging with OEPs and to take small steps towards going open!

Go Open Resources

You can already access the following two resources…

Go Open Launch Webinar

We invite you to join us at the Go Open launch event at 10:00am (IST) on Thursday the 29th of April. 

  • The webinar will feature a keynote talk by Dr Catherine Cronin from the National Forum about the three pillars of Open Education.
  • A panel discussion about getting started with Open Educational Practices
  • The Launch of the Go Open digital resources 

Register via eventbrite here.

Other OER/OEP initiatives

The NIDL is currently involved in two other major European-funded OER/OEP projects, including ENCORE and OpenGame. As part of the latter initiative, in 2020 the project team published this Handbook of Successful Open Teaching Practices which places an emphasis on how OER/OEP can be used to address some of the current challenges facing educators and students.