Presentations, Workshops & Events

 

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Forthcoming

  • Supporting Open Educational Practices (OEP) through Open Textbooks: A survey of UK HE Educators (Pitt, R. Farrow, R. Weller, M. Jordan, K. & de los Arcos, B) OE Global 2019, Milan, Italy (November 2019)
  • Supporting Open Educational Practices (OEP) through Open Textbooks: A Survey of UK HE Educators (Pitt, R. Farrow, R. & Weller, M.) OpenEd19, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (October 2019)
  • Equitable Development and Open Practices in Myanmar: The Case of the TIDE Project (Working Title) (Pitt, R.) OpenEd19, Phoenix, Arizona, USA (October 2019)
  • GO-GN: Lessons in building an Open Research Community (Weller, M. Farrow, R. & Pitt, R). PCF9, Edinburgh, Scotland (September 2019)
  • Developing a Digital Strategy for Distance Education in Myanmar (Gregson, M. Pitt, R. and Seal, T.) PCF9, Edinburgh, Scotland (September 2019)

2019

  • Results of the UK Open Textbooks Project: What? Why? How? (Pitt, R.) GO-GN webinar (3 July 2019).
  • Creative Commons Licensing: An Introduction (Pitt, R.) TIDE webinar for 2019 Cohort (19 June 2019).
  • The Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) project: Improving the Quality of Distance Education in Myanmar (Pitt, R). CALRG Conference 2019 (18 June 2019)
  • Part II. Engaging Students at Distance (with contributions from Battle, P. and Bateman, R. and with Part I on Digital Educator by Gregson, J.) TIDE Seminar at Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE), Myanmar (29 May 2019)
  • Part II. Engaging Students at Distance (with contributions from Battle, P. and Bateman, R. and with Part I on Digital Educator by Gregson, J.) TIDE seminar at Monywa University, Sagiang Region, Myanmar (27 May 2019)
  • Adapting OER (Pitt, R) TIDE seminar as part of the May 2019 Residential School (21 May 2019)
  • 4 and 5-day support staff workshops for 2 cohorts: Cohort 2019 welcome and overview, What is the impact of your institution of the new system? Open Licensing, Finding OER, Putting your Learning Online, Webinar Review & OER Development Activity Show & Tell, Open Tools, Open Platforms (with Tim Seal, Jon Gregson, Yvonne Murphy, Katharine Reedy and Yin Tun) Yangon University, Yangon, Myanmar (20-25 May 2019)
  • Open Practice: A Journey towards Equitable Development (with Seal, T.) OER19, Galway, Ireland (10-11 April 2019)
  • Engaging Students at Distance (with contributions from Battle, P. and Bateman, R.) (TIDE webinar) 20 March 2019 https://youtu.be/hj6nnNFlccc
  • 1.5 day Digital Strategy workshop (with Gregson, J. and Seal, T.) 360Ed, Yangon, Myanmar (19-20 February 2019)
  • Learning Design and Distance Education: An OU Story (with Seal, T.) Yangon University of Distance Education (YUDE), Myanmar (18 February 2019)
  • Engaging Students at Distance (with contributions from Battle, P. and Bateman, R.) Mandalay University of Distance Education (MUDE), Myanmar (14 February 2019 Postponed due to illness and rescheduled to 20 March 2019 as a webinar)
  • UK Open Textbooks: Overview, Findings and Next Steps (with Weller, M.) for the OpenTEL Completed Projects Seminar Series, The Open University (UK) (6 February 2019)
  • Enhancing the visibility of language teaching and learning research: using Wikipedia as part of an open and engaged approach to research dissemination (with Comas-Quinn, A.) for the OLRG Forum, The Open University (UK) (6 February 2019)

2018

2017

2016

2015

  • The state of Open Research and of Research on Open (roundtable with David Kernohan, Vivien Rolfe, Robert Farrow and Tannis Morgan) Opening Up TRU, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia (23 November 2015; invited participant)
  • Faculty attitudes towards OER and open textbooks in British Columbia and Beyond (with Christina Hendricks, Rajiv Jhangiani and Clint Lalonde) OpenEd 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia (19 November 2015)
  • Exploring the Impact of Open Textbooks: Cost savings, Efficacy and Beyond. OpenEd 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia (18 November 2015)
  • Thinking about Open workshop OEPS project workshop with Bea de los Arcos at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) (30 October 2015)
  • Thinking about Open workshop OEPS project workshop with Bea de los Arcos at University of Dundee (27 October 2015)
  • Building an Understanding of Open Education: An Overview of the Impact of OER on Teaching and Learning. CALRG, The Open University (UK) (Co-presenter; 16 June 2015)
  • Exploring the Impact of Open Textbooks around the World. BCcampus: Open Textbooks Summit, Vancouver, British Columbia (28 May 2015)
  • Faculty attitudes towards experiences with OER and Open Textbooks (with Rajiv Jhangiani, Christina Hendricks and Jessie Key) BCcampus: Open Textbooks Summit, Vancouver, British Columbia (28 May 2015)
  • OER Research Hub Overview. Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia (26 May 2015, invited speaker)
  • Thinking about Open workshop OEPS project workshop with Bea de los Arcos at Heriot Watt University, Scotland (30 April 2015)
  • From Theory to Practice: Can Openness Improve the Quality of OER Research? (co-authored with De Los Arcos, B. & Farrow, R.) OER15, Cardiff, UK (April 2015)
  • Distinguishing the dOERs: Faculty use of Open Educational Resources. BCcampus: Open Education Week webinar (10 March 2015)
  • Can Sartre account for the Social and Political in Being and Nothingness? Thinking with Sartre Today… Oxford, UK (30-31 January 2015)

2014

  • OER Research on Open Textbook Adoption and Librarians. CCCOER webinar (10 December 2014)
  • ‘Eyes that Survey the World’: the latest data snapshot from the OER Research Hub (co-authored with De Los Arcos, B. Farrow, R. and Perryman, L-A) OpenEd 2014, Washington DC, USA (20 November 2014)
  • From Theory to Practice: Can Openness Improve the Quality of OER Research? (co-authored with De Los Arcos, B. & Farrow, R.) OpenEd 2014, Washington DC. USA (19 November 2014)
  • Librarians Use and Perceptions of OER (co-authored with Zazani, E. & Graham, N.) OpenEd 2014, Washington DC. USA (19 November 2014)
  • Open Access Week 2014: Open Textbook Research Overview The Open University (UK) (22 October 2014)
  • Open Educational Resources and Efficacy, Nomura, London (9 July 2014)
  • What does it mean to transform the world? Ron Aronson, Hope & Revolution (Ronald Aronson: Keeping Commitment Alive Panel) Diverse Lineages of Existentialism, St Louis, Missouri, USA (21 June 2014)
  • From Theory to Practice: Can Openness Improve the Quality of OER Research? (co-presented with De-Los-Arcos, B. & Farrow, R.) CALRG 2014, IET, The Open University (10 June 2014)
  • The Impact of Open Textbooks on Students and Educators (co-presented with Beckett, M. & Williamson, D.) OER Research Hub webinar (28 May 2014)
  • Spreading the Word! Librarians and Open Educational Resources (co-authored with Zazani, E. & Graham, N.) OER14, Newcastle, UK (April 2014)
  • Efficacy: Are they learning? (Rapid Fire Panel with Denise Domizi & John Hilton III) CNX2014, Houston, Texas, USA (April 2014)

2013

  • From Chrysalis to Butterfly: Lifecycles of an OER Project, OpenEd 2013, Park City, Utah, USA (November 2013)
  • Can Sartre account for the Social and Political in Being and Nothingness? NASS 2013, Windsor, Canada (October 2013)
  • Assessing OER Impact across varied organisations and learners: experiences from the Bridge to Success initiative (co-authored with Coughlan, T (Nottingham), Ebrahimi, N (Anne Arundel) & McAndrew, P. (Open, UK), OER13, The University of Nottingham, UK (March 2013)
  • Open Learning: Bridge to Success, at “Supporting Social Inclusion and Widening Participation with Open Educational Resources” event, (OU (London), February 2013)

2012

  • Scaling up a Bridge to Success! Diverse Audiences and Unexpected Outcomes in Cross-Institutional OER Practice (co-authored with McAndrew, P (Open, UK) and Coughlan, T. (Nottingham)), OpenEd 2012, Vancouver, Canada, 17 October 2012)
  • On ‘Providing Play’: Jean-Paul Sartre and the Question of Authenticity (co-presented with Francis Barton (Gloucestershire), The 26th ICCP World Play Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2012)
  • Learning from Bridge to Success (co-presented with Patrick McAndrew, Patrina Law & Tim Coughlan (Open University), IET TCM, The Open University, May 2012)
  • Have it Your Way: Remixing and Wrapping Open Educational Resources to suit your Learner’s Needs (co-presented with Tim Coughlan (OU), Webinar, January 2012)

2011

  • Bridge to Success: Helping US Community Colleges use OER (co-presented with Patrina Law & Tim Coughlan (OU), OpenOpen, The Open University, December 2011)
  • Two Revolutionaries? (NASS 2011, Montreal, April 2011)
  • Play and Being in John-Paul Sartre’s Being and Nothingness (Philosophy at Play, University of Gloucestershire, April 2011)

2005

  • Sartre: His Ideas 100 years since his birth (Panel with Stathis Kouvelakis, Marxism, London, July 2005)

This page was last updated on 5 July 2019. 

Picture credit: Beck writing on whiteboard (September 2018 at YUDE, Yangon) by Jon Gregson (used with permission), Beck Pitt presenting for OEPS at OER17 by OEPS licensed CC BY 4.0 and Beck Pitt introduces #YearOfOpen at the OU by Bea de los Arcos is licensed CC BY 4.0