We are delighted that OER19 is supported by organisations in the learning technology sector. Read more about our fantastic sponsors:
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is the national body responsible for leading and advising on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. In partnership with students, staff and leaders in Irish higher education, the National Forum works to develop an inclusive, collaborative and innovative culture that maximises learning impact for the success of all students.
An independent review of the National Forum, published in 2018, deemed it to be an ‘essential component of the national-level infrastructure for higher education in Ireland’ and recommended its establishment on a sustainable basis.
National Institute for Digital Learning
The National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL) at Dublin City University (DCU) aims to be a world leader at the forefront of new digital models of education to help transform lives and societies. The NIDL brings together a unique team of leading scholars and respected educational practitioners, with considerable expertise at all levels of education. Our staff is highly regarded nationally and internationally and play valuable leadership roles on a number of professional bodies. In November 2019, the NIDL will host the ICDE World Conference on Online Learning at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Reclaim Hosting provides educators and institutions with an easy way to offer their students domains and web hosting that they own and control. Our goal is to make the process of offering a flexible web space and domain name to your students as easy as possible and giving you the support you need to make it all happen.
UK Open Textbooks
Open Textbooks are a form of OER that has seen significant impact and success in the US and Canada. The UK OpenTextbooks project was funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation with two main aims: firstly to promote the adoption of open textbooks in the UK, and secondly to investigate the transferability of the successful models of adoption to the UK.
The UK open textbooks project are proud to sponsor OER19 and distribute a report on the findings of the project. The report details the approaches for adoption, and the differences in context. The project successfully raised awareness of open textbooks over a one year period and found a higher and further education environment that was ready for further development in this area.