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Open_Education_Smorgasbord Open Education Smörgåsbord

This etherpad is for the Open Education Smörgåsbord session (Wednesday, July 16 from 14:00 - 16:00). More details are available at:

The session will be facilitated by the Open Education Working Group (

Session hashtag: #OKFesedu

Session Facilitators:

Let's make it a real Smörgåsbord!

A  traditional smörgåsbord is a table full of tasty food, on which  everyone can nibble. Since openness goes very well with sharing of food,  we would like to invite all participants to organize a real smörgåsbord for our event. Please bring something tasty to eat from your country.  Everyone needs to bring just a bit. This could be for example a local  cheese or sausage, bread or pastries, cookies or candy. 


The session will start with a brief introductory session led by the 6 table leaders. The attendees will then split up in to 6 groups round 6 different tables. Each group will focus on a particular activity. Attendees can swap tables if an activity doesn't suit them and there will be opportunities to engage with other tables as part of the activities. At the end of the session the groups will meet back for a reportback session and opportunity to share what they have created.

 Table 1: Kristina: Open Teacher kit 
 Why do teachers not use Open Education Resources (OERs)? A discussion session on the challenges and overcoming them.
 Table 2: Alek: OER policy map and infographics
 A follow on session from the 'Open Educational Resources and Policy: Overview and Synergies with Fellow Open Movements' session - - creating info graphics
Table 3: Tom: Open badges and open data in education
Full details here:
Created an offline gallery of projects and initiatives with mind maps on the walls for 5 topics for people to explore and earn badges for learning about. The aim is to touch very quickly on a number of things. So it will be possible for participants to walk around and read information, but there will be QR codes in the mind maps to link people to the online resources. I will ask people to add to the mindmaps with a post-it and answer a question (filling in a worksheet for the activity) about that area in order to earn a digital badge. It is aimed at people who are new to many of these areas.

The areas are:

- In Brasil  ( ) (please add more links here for Brasil ) Focus on OER Open Data on Crime / Drugs and schools: - In Holland: School choice ( ) and much more (
- In New Zealand (please do add more links here): School choice and data on schools in local area  
- Tanzania: ( ) ( )
- In SE Asia / Phillippines: School choice ( )
- In the UK ( ) (please do add more links here for UK)
- In USA ( )
Open Data inventory ( )
My Data ( )
More case studies:

So I will have 5 different worksheets prepared, one for each area. Each area will have a central question (placed at the center of the mind map) for people to think about:


  1. Data in Ed: What do you think is an interesting way we could try to introduce and use open datasets within and for education? Add your idea to the mind map!
  2. Metadata and OER: Open standards, licenses and metadata can support the discovery, use, reuse, adaption and quality of OER’s. What would be another initiative you would choose to add to this mind map ?
  3. Government Open Data in Ed : What kinds of government data do you think potentially could become useful or important resources in education if they are made open ?
  4. Open Badges and Ed : Organisations can use Open Badges in different ways to surface and recognise skills, change and development. How do you think an organisation you contribute to could use badges to help with its mission / work ?
  5. Mobile and Open Data : no question (please do suggest) - just play around with Jess’s paper template for the Mobile Design Kit

Everyone would be asked to fill in a piece of paper given to them individually as they work on different areas. Participants will be awarded badges for filling in the worksheet about their area, or putting a post-it up onto the wall mind-map for that area / trying to answer the question. 

Badges will be awarded to people via email after they have participated, they just need to hand in the completed sheet at the end with an email address on it. I will use P2PU for this. Participants should also get a badge for attending the session overall as well ! Of course :)

So that would potentially be at least 8 badges people could learn:

1. Open Education and Data Cruncher badge
2. OER and Metadata Explorer badge
3. Open Government and Data in Education badge
4. Open Education Badger badge
5. Mobile Learning Traveller badge
6. Open Education Badge Wizard badge
7. Open Knowledge Festival Level Up / Bonus badge
8. Open Education Smorgasbord Participant badge
Table 4: Marieke:  Open Education Handbook 

Role playing activity - all details available here: - the Open Education Handbook is available here (PDF outline:

Table 5: Darya: A Slideset on Slidewiki for educators

A walkthough of slidewiki for beginners and making a collaborative slideset.

Table 6: Irina and Miska: Dataland

A combined session of data collection, publishing data and reusing it, a combination of opening an reusing data, and data journalism.


A report on the session is available at:
Photos are available at: